Bob Drainville

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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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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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