Bob Drainville

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5 Reasons Why Projects Fail

A team of coworkers prepare to tackle a client project from start and finish. They’ve got the whole plan lined up on the project management software that they are using – whether it’s a housing construction project or a large-scale catering event. But despite all of the preparation and planning, things often go awry – the client may be unhappy, the costs run way over budget, or the deadline continues to slip. Despite scrutinizing a number of factors, for many businesses, it's unclear why projects fail. …

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Is There an Ideal Time to Hire a Human Resources Professional?

For many entrepreneurs, human resources is the antithesis of startup-style dynamism. Like Michael Scott from the TV series The Office, they often think human resources managers spend time working as nitpicky bureaucrats, rather than as key allies in building and growing a successful company.…

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User Interface Updates to Our Time Clock App

Set up our employee time clock app in minutes with our refreshed and easy-to-use new interface!…

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How the World Works: Vacation Policies

In many countries around the world, paid time off is a right granted to workers by the government. In others, employees are entirely at the mercy of their employer. By setting up and looking at employee timesheets or employee activity logs, businesses can easily determine who needs a much-deserved break.…

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How the World Works: Labor Laws

The rules of work vary dramatically between countries. In some places, employers have far more say about what employees can and can’t do when they clock in and clock out of work everyday. As a result, not only can employers demand more of their employees in some countries, but they also have far less of an incentive to embrace tools that help them stay in compliance, such as an app to track employees’ hours.…

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How the World Works: Work Hours

There’s no consensus on what constitutes an honest day’s work. Or an honest week’s work, for that matter. No matter what type of employee time tracking system you’re using, from a traditional punch clock to a modern time sheet app, determining how many work hours you can reasonably ask of your employees is a question about as old as work itself.…

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Employee Time Tracking: A Game Changer in the Hospitality Industry

Given the important role that customer service plays in the hospitality industry, one might believe that these businesses are more resistant to the technological trends that are reshaping other sectors of the economy, such as manufacturing, construction and retail sales.…

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Here's How Your Email Addiction is Killing Your Time Management

For many of us, it’s hard to resist checking email every few minutes. A survey last year found that 70 percent of employees reported checking their work email in the early morning hours before work and the same percentage report checking it during the after-work evening hours.…

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