Bob Drainville

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Contractors rebuild after Hurricane Michael

The Timesheet Mobile family has sadly watched the devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael that brought devastating flooding, strong winds and storm surge to the coast of Florida on October 10th.We extend our deepest sympathy to all of those who have lost family members and have been affected. Insurance losses due to Michael are estimated between $8-11 billion. As you rebuild, we offer our full support to our colleagues and customers in the region. If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Michael you can find assistance resources here.…

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Quiz: What Type of Leader Are You?

There are few easy answers about how to manage a mobile workforce. Effective workforce management comes in a variety of forms.…

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How Geofencing Can Help Your Business Increase Profits in 2018

One of the secrets of successful businesses is the constant search and implementation of new strategies. If you are deciding on what tools to use this 2018, consider geofencing. The term refers to the virtual boundary set up around a geographical location which triggers an action whenever a device, software, or app enters the area. In recent years, it has helped optimise the online experience for users.…

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New Year Tips for Your Small Business

You may personally think that January 1 is just another day, but in the world of business and project management, the beginning of a calendar year marks an important point in time for an employer. In particular, the new year is important because it allows you to finally assess your revenue and profits ahead of Tax Day, a key step if you’re hoping to make big changes to your workforce planning or workforce scheduling in the coming year.…

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Five Signs Your Employee is Ready to Be Promoted

At the end of the day, even if your business has the latest and greatest , there’s no greater resource than your employees. No matter how many collaboration tools you have, it’s ultimately your employees who will determine whether your company fails or thrives.…

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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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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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