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5 Common and Uncommon Interview Questions

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 30, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Have you been on an interview?  Have you conducted an interview?  No matter which side of the table you are on, there is anxiety involved with what they interview questions will be.  I have heard some boring questions and some outrageous questions in my time.   I thought it would be fun to list out a few from each.   

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Topics: management advice, employee management, Blog Post, scheduling employees, interviews, employee interviews

Online Scheduling Tricks of the Trade - Active vs Inactive Shifts

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 29, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Tricks of the Trade Series - Active vs Inactive Shifts

SubItUp Online Scheduling is a very robust platform.  There is an incredible amount of functions that you may not be aware of.  This blog series will bring to the forefront, a number of helpful tips or tricks that can make your scheduling life a little better.

Todays Tip:  Active vs Inactive Shifts

Layered schedule generation, seasonal schedule variations and additional needed shift coverage are a couple of things that SubItUp brings to the table with our feature of Active or Inactive Shifts.  This is, yet, another example of how the SubItUp Employee Scheduling & Managament Software offers flexibility to scheduling managers across a wide range of industries.

SubItUp allows managers to create any number of shifts and shift variations.  You can then mark any of the shifts as active or inactive by simply checking a box.  This box let's the software now which shifts you would like to generate a schedule for.  The uses for this functionality are not limited.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

Our 5 Favorite Management Blogs

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 23, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Management is such a broad term.  There are differently levels of Managing-Employees-takes-persistencethis topic.  Good management practices are important from the top down.  The CEO and supervisors alike need to understand what makes their employees tick and how to create an enviroment that promotes success.

We have several "goto" blogs to keep the creative juices flowing with regards to developing good management habits.  Here are a few:

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Topics: management advice, employee management, Blog Post, scheduling employees

Online Scheduling Tricks of the Trade - Employee & Shift Statistics

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Tricks of the Trade Series - Employee & Shift Statistics

SubItUp Online Scheduling is a very robust platform.  There is an incredible amount of functions that you may not be aware of.  This blog series will bring to the forefront, a number of helpful tips or tricks that can make your scheduling life a little better.

Todays Tip:  Employee & Shift Statistics

Access to data has never been more powerful before than in todays information age.  There are millions of pieces of informations transmitted through SubItUp every day and we have created the means for managers to capture and analyze it.  A little known tool within SubItUp is the Statistic tool, which is found at the very top of the manager's screen.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

Making A Plan To Achieve A Goal

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Our CEO has a quote posted on his computer monitor.  The quote is, A Goal without a plan is only a dream"A goal without a plan is just a dream."  We speak about this concept frequently when we evaluate how we are doing as a company.   It is very easy to get into a daily routine.  We put our heads down and do our jobs.  The problem with putting your head down is that you do not know where you are going.  

How do you design a plan?

How can you use plans to effect an outcome?

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Topics: management advice, employee management, Blog Post, scheduling employees

Employee Management - Reviewing Performance

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 16, 2014 2:00:00 PM

We have discussed several topics as they pertain to employee management and optimization.  None of them, in my opinion, is more important than the employee review.   The periodic employee review is pivotal in the success of a company and for employee longevity / development.  Many articles have been written on this topic with varying suggestions for how to perform a successful review.  As I was reading through several of them, I saw legitimacy in many of the ideas they were providing.  

As I reflected over this topic from my experiences as an employee and manager, there was one important point that stood out for me.  It is really simple: Make sure you actually have the review.

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Topics: management advice, employee management, Blog Post, scheduling employees

Online Scheduling Tricks of the Trade - Employee Training Videos

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Tricks of the Trade Series - Employee Training Videos

SubItUp Online Scheduling is a very robust platform.  There is an incredible amount of functions that you may not be aware of.  This blog series will bring to the forefront, a number of helpful tips or tricks that can make your scheduling life a little better.

Todays Tip:  Employee Training Videos

We are commited to providing a solution that truly makes a difference.  In doing so, we understand that the implementation of SubItUp takes effort from, both, employees and managers.  Whenever an organization takes on a new product they also have to consider what it will take to train all pertinent employees.  

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

NIRSA - Providing Resources for Collegiate Recreation

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 12, 2014 2:00:00 PM

It is no secret that SubItUp was developed from a need within a campus recreation department.  Although, we have expanded to service a wide array of industries, we have not forgotten where we came from.   SubItUp is a long standing member of NIRSA and we are proud to be active in this community.

From the NIRSA website, their mission statement is:

NIRSA is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness by providing educational and developmental opportunities, generating and sharing knowledge, and promoting networking and growth for our members.

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Topics: Campus Recreation, NIRSA

Getting The Most Out of Your Employees

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Assembling a quality team is an incredibly long and difficult process.  It is all about detail from developing a job requisition, all the way through training each of your new hires.  

Now that you have everyone in-house, the real fun begins.  How can you get a group of people with varied interests and experiences to work well together?  How do you get them to work at their personal best?

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Topics: management advice, employee management, Blog Post, training employees

Online Scheduling Tricks of the Trade - Removing & Reassigning Employees

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Sep 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Tricks of the Trade Series - Removing & Reassigning Employees

SubItUp Online Scheduling is a very robust platform.  There is an incredible amount of functions that you may not be aware of.  This blog series will bring to the forefront, a number of helpful tips or tricks that can make your scheduling life a little better.

Todays Tip:  Removing & Reassigning Employees

Unfortunately, there are times when employees need to be removed.  The reasons for the removal can be varied and the situations surrounding the removal, as they relate to scheduling, can vary, as well.  SubItUp has taken these nuances into account.  Our online employee scheduling software takes the removal of employees one step farther than just wiping them out of existence.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

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