4 Ways Managers Can Monitor their Remote Employees

Remote employees and work at home is now the way of the land— which can bring about certain challenges for managers. With over 4.7 million US employees working outside of the office, companies must find unique ways to monitor employee behavior. While it is true that 77 percent of remote employees feel more productive while at home, working outside of the office does provide the opportunity for your workers to use their time unwisely. Below are a few tips to ensure that your employees are giving their best effort while they’re working away from the office.…

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A Guide to Making IT Investments in 2020

In today’s increasingly competitive, technology-driven business world, all organizations looking to improve their operations and productivity are seeking to leverage the benefits offered by the new and emerging technologies. In fact, Spiceworks’ 2020 State of IT report found that 88% of businesses expect IT budgets to either grow or stay steady over the next 12 months.Technology offers opportunities to improve efficiency and differentiate your business from the competition, while also motivating your workforce and equipping them with new tools to help them in their day-to-day responsibilities.…

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3 Construction Workforce Engagement Tips That Work

The current labor shortage in the construction industry is a sign for companies to take a closer look at their current strategy for hiring and retaining talented workers. In a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, researchers found that 70% of contractors find it difficult to meet project deadlines because of the persisting labor shortage. In an industry where the workforce can make or break a company, these workforce woes need to be addressed before employee turnover can impact a firm’s bottom line. …

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5 Best Apps for Construction and Remodeling Businesses

In today's tight labor market, it’s a challenging time to be in the construction and remodeling business. In order to attract more qualified workers, construction and remodeling companies need to raise hourly wages or invest in training programs to develop employee skills. Every efficiency you gain in productivity is invaluable. Fortunately, there a many technology solutions available ranging from employee time and attendance to drones that can boost productivity and lower costs.  There are other helpful construction apps that reduce the time and effort it takes on nearly every construction-related task imaginable, from soliciting and comparing bids to holding safety meetings for employees. Here are five of our favorites. …

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Five Ways to Reduce Employee Tardiness

Even when you have the best mobile workforce management app in place and a top-notch employee scheduling app, dealing with tardy employees is always going to be part of running a business. Some of your best workers will have trouble getting to work on time, whether it’s because they’re poor planners or aren’t “morning people.” No matter what the excuse, tardiness is not something that you can allow to become a persistent issue. Late arrivals can lead to a drop in productivity and can take a toll on staff morale, since workers who are on time tend to resent those who aren’t.…

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How Project+ Solves the Most Common Workforce Management Issues

Why is workforce management software so important? There are a number of reasons why even projects with the very best intentions end up failing. Oftentimes, it's difficult to identify exactly where things got derailed and at what step the project went off track. Be it an unrealistic timeline, unrefined goals or a clear lack of organized leadership, everyone involved pays a hefty price when projects go awry.…

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