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Mobile Apps for Your HR Needs

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Oct 21, 2014 4:20:00 PM

A recent article in Forbes talked about the disruptive technologies that are entering the HR space.  One area worth highlighting is that of mobile applications and their increasing usefullness in managing employees.

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

SubItUp Software Update Improves Your Efficiency

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Oct 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

SubItUp is extremely excited to announce a major software update scheduled for mid-November.  Today's announcement is meant to inform our customers of all that is to come and to instruct them of all of the support material that will be available to them.  The aim is to insure a seamless transition for all of our users.

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Topics: management advice, 5 Ways, employee management, Blog Post, scheduling employees, interviews, employee interviews, software update

Employees Want Mobile Scheduling

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Oct 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Your employees want mobile / online scheduling.  Please...enough of the excel spreadsheets!  

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

Making Better Use of Your Time

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Oct 7, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Ever feel like you are being pulled in 17 different directions? I referenced this challenge in a previous post (Focus, Focus, Focus….Hey Look! A Squirrel!) and I am revisiting it as to give it more attention.  Here are a few tips that help me stay ahead of the game (sometimes a futile task).

1) Calendars

I don’t have a living breathing secretary but I sure do need one. Enter my calendar. I am religious about using my calendar and reminders to schedule my days. I utilize block scheduling to make sure that I am paying the appropriate attention to my varying obligations. Here is an example of one day last week:

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

Online Scheduling Tricks of the Trade - Employee Timeclocks - Manager Override

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Oct 6, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Tricks of the Trade Series - Employee Timeclocks - Manager Override

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

Focus Focus Focus...Hey Look A Squirrel

Posted by Matthew Sprague

Oct 3, 2014 11:00:00 AM

There are so many things to do in your day to day work life.   Therefore, there are just as many, if not more, places for you to get distracted or misled.   So, how does one keep their eyes on the horizon?   I do not believe that there is one set way.  I have used a variety of practices that have definitely kept me on the straight and narrow for the majority of the time.  Here are a few:

Weekly State of the Union Meetings - A great habit I have gotten into is having a short meeting with my staff every Monday morning.  This allows us to catch up with what had been accomplished over the weekend and what we expect to get accomplished throughout the coming week.  I emphasize short.  Check out a previous blog about the perils of too many meetings.  The main purpose is to see if what we are doing is an efficient use of our time as it pertains to our goals.  Without these meetings we could get into a groove and waste a lot of time on efforts that do not bare fruit.

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

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

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