The Five Great Leadership Skills Every Business Needs

While there are plenty of innovative workforce tools – including state-of-the-art workforce management software – that can help you better run a company, there's no technological substitute for a strong leader. For a lucky few, leadership seems to come naturally, while some of us have absolutely no business being put in charge of other people. Others likely fall somewhere in between, possessing some leadership traits and lacking others. The good news for these people is that with hard work, leadership skills can be learned.…

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How to Talk to Your Team About a Terminated Employee

It’s generally much easier to hire than fire. Unfortunately, it’s hard to span a career in workforce management or project management without having to let an employee go at some point. The decision to terminate, the process of communicating that news to the employee and the way in which you share the situation with the rest of your team are some of the toughest scenarios you’ll experience as a manager.…

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Now Available: Desktop Punch Capability

Although Timesheet Mobile caters to businesses who need to keep track of mobile employees, we understand that many employers also have workers who are office-bound for at least some portion of the work week. Instead of requiring these employees to download the app and carry their phone around with them throughout the day, we now offer a desktop punch method. Employees who use the website to punch in and punch out will not receive Punch Prompt alerts.…

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The Essential Checklist for Keeping Homeowners Safe at a Job Site

Safety should always be top of mind in the homebuilding and commercial construction industry, which is why all responsible builders take safety training for their mobile workforce very seriously. But workers aren’t the only ones at risk on the job site. Homeowners can get injured too. There’s nothing worse for a construction project manager than seeing a client get hurt as part of the project they’re paying for. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce this risk.…

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7 Foolproof Ways to Make Clients Happy

Satisfying your client is the ultimate goal of a project manager. How do you accomplish this? The most intuitive response would be simple: do a good job. However, if you are doing a subpar job in client management, even a exceeding a project’s goals may still disappoint them, particularly if they don’t understand the ins and outs of the type of work that you are providing.…

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The Five Traits of Successful Project Management

Not everyone is cut out for project management. Some of us could imagine nothing worse than having to oversee and direct a group of people in a high-pressure work setting. Others thrive in such situations and derive great satisfaction from being a leader and having people count on them.…

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7 Ways to Manage Difficult Workers

If workforce management were just about dealing with cooperative, competent employees, it wouldn’t be such an important skill. Inevitably, however, anybody overseeing a job site deals with workers who are not easy to manage. The mark of a good manager is in knowing how to guide and motivate people to reach their full potential – and as needed, tapping into workforce tools to make life easier.…

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5 Things You Need to Know About Workforce Management

Workforce management is all about looking at a business through a critical, evidence-based lens. The goal is to put processes into place that maximize productivity and minimize wasted time, money, material and labor. The following are five of the most fundamental ways that workforce management can enhance your company.…

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