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Timesheet Rounding: Best Rules and Practices

Timesheets are tools that help employers and employees keep track of time spent on work. It also simplifies billing and invoicing clients. However, with practices such as timesheet rounding, debates are on the rise as different bodies argue whether this practice is legal or acceptable. Time clock rounding is more common than you think. 55% […]

How to Deal with Employee Insubordination

Most business owners and managers have to deal with employees who consistently disregard instructions. These workers always find excuses, miss deadlines, and seem to blatantly ignore directives and procedures. However, even the most experienced leaders can still find managing difficult employees challenging. So, what should you do when you discover an employee not following directions? […]

The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931: All You Need to Know

If you’ve ever worked as an intern on a government construction project, you might have come across theDavis-Bacon Act of 1931. Perhaps, if you’re a contractor, those words might have deterred you from bidding on a federal-funded project. Technically, Davis-Bacon is the name of a piece of prevailing wage legislation. However, people use it to […]

What You Need to Know to Grow Your Business with Geofencing

Many companies use geofencing to scale their businesses. If you wonder how it works, we will teach you all you need to know. In this guide, we’ll also show you how to use the service to promote your business. What Is Geofencing? Geofencing is a location-based tool. It uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular data, or RFID-enabled […]

What Is Online Monitoring?

As your employees self-isolate at home, are you aware of what they do online during work hours? We are fortunate to live at a time when project management tools can effectively enable remote work. There are time trackers, video conferencing apps, and cloud services that make collaboration and communication smooth for geographically scattered teams. Indeed, […]

Top 10 Free Keyloggers for Employee Monitoring in 2020

There has been an ongoing debate about the ethics of monitoring in the workplace. Many instinctively associate this practice with intrusive espionage and abusive micromanagement. The topic has become even bigger amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While government units implemented social distancing regulations, many companies resorted to remote work. Now, millions of employees have made their […]

Monitor activity levels of remote employees (fastest way) | Traqq

According to Harvard Business Review, there’s a fear that telecommuting staff might not work as hard and as efficiently without face-to-face supervision. They suspect that remote workers might be slacking off during their dedicated work time. How would one know?Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, predicts that around 25-30% of the workforce will be […]

To attract and keep top talent in 2020, do these 7 things

Make no bones about it: one of the best reasons to have a hiring strategy in 2020 is to minimize the risk of making a poor hire — both from the candidate’s perspective and yours. A poor hire or wrong fit costs an enterprise dollars and wastes time in the short term, and can damage […]

11 Surprising (and not so surprising) jobs that introverts will love [2020]

When your co-workers gossip about their weekend, do you reach for your noise-cancelling headphones? Love the thought of working undisturbed from home, or in your own office with a closed door? Hate the idea of big crowds and small talk? Then you, my friend, are likely to be an introvert, (and also a quiet achiever) […]

12 Common Business Etiquette Errors and How to Fix Them [2020]

With most people aspiring to work in a relaxed office environment where bean bags and doona days and bringing your pets to work is considered the norm. While this new generation of workplaces is great for staff, how is a relaxed environment perceived by customers and clients? Are they tempted to think that a relaxed […]

Employee Burnout Is a Critical Workplace Challenge

Bell Labs of the 20th century gave the world the transistor, the fax machine, the communication satellite, the solar battery, and nine Nobel Prizes. Not to mention Claude Shannon’s theory of information, which had impact on everything digital – from Voyager’s mission into deep space to the development of the Internet. Its secret? Bell Labs […]

5 Best Gifts for Employees in 2020 [Especially useful for Freelancers and Remote Work]

“Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!” So many remote workers are tired of hearing this response when they tell people that their home is their office. Working in your pajamas is not all sunshine and rainbows! Freelancers could still use a little boost, especially between the loneliness, distractions, and lack of a bath. […]

Employee Time Theft: The Samurai Way to Stop It

“I’m working on it and I will send it to you soon.” “Oh, it slipped my mind!” “I’ll start working on that within a few minutes.” “I’m sorry, I don’t have enough time to do that.” You’ve probably heard at least some of these statements from one or two of your employees. Unfortunately, no matter […]

10 kickass tips to help you stay focused while working remotely

Let’s face it, working remotely sounds like the perfect job situation. As long as you meet your deadlines, you can pretty much do what you like, when you like, where you like. Sleep in until late? Check!Work in your pyjamas? Check!Work from anywhere that has good internet? Check!Have breakfast cereal for lunch? Check!Nap whenever you […]