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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What Can Contractors Do to Help After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma?

Like others across the United States, the Timesheet Mobile family has sadly watched the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. At the same time, we continue to be inspired by the countless acts of heroism and selflessness on the part of those involved in the emergency action plans. First responders and thousands of citizens from all over the country have pitched in and volunteered their time and services to help people and animals find safety amid the chaos. We extend our deepest sympathy to all of those who have been affected. As you rebuild, we offer our full support to our collegues and customers in the region.…

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3 Ways to Communicate More Effectively With Spanish-Speaking Employees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Hispanics in the U.S. workforce has doubled in the past two decades. In fact, Hispanics and Latinos now make up approximately 17 percent of the 150 million employed people in the United States. And that number skyrockets when it comes to the construction industry, where nearly 30 percent of workers are of Hispanic or Latin descent. …

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Five Ways to Manage Employees at Multiple Job Sites

From an employee’s perspective, there is plenty to like about working at rotating job sites. The tasks are constantly changing and no two days are the same. Work day start and end times vary, and projects also come and go. While this provides a lot of excitement and diversity for the worker, what’s it like from a manager’s perspective?…

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How to Stop Failing to Complete Your To-Do List

You know that you’re capable of doing it, and yet, somehow you never get everything done that you planned. The checklist of tasks you created –– be it written on a scrap of paper, using a template within a project management software program or simply concocted in your head –– that seemed so promising in the morning is often in tatters by lunchtime, destroyed by all of the unexpected distractions that popped up.…

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5 Ways to Beat the Post-Vacation Blues

The “post-vacation blues” may not be an official medical diagnosis, but it’s definitely a real condition that afflicts millions of workers on any given day. Whether you were completely off the grid for the last month or were on a “working vacation” – when you continue to get the job done while traveling – the first day back to a full-time job can feel deflating and stressful. If you're greeted with a mountain of unanswered calls, emails and a lengthy to-do list on your first day back, it only makes the contrast between the relaxation of vacation and the stress of your job seem even greater.…

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