Bob Drainville

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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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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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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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Should Businesses Offer Mandatory Vacation?

The concept of mandatory vacation has become a popular debate in countries renowned for workaholism. Should your business offer this to manage your workforce?…

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