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Tips for Managing Part-Time Staff During the Summer

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

49848547_s.jpgManaging part time employees is a challenge. In fact, handling part time staff is often more complex than full time staff because they impact productivity, turn over and benefits in very different ways. That's why we've compiled a list of tips for managing part-time staff more effectively for any organization. 

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Topics: part-time staff

Why Scheduling with Spreadsheets Is a Technique of the Past

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

46017663_s.jpgLook around online, and you will undoubtedly come across many excel scheduling templates, formulas, and instructions on how to use them. What you may not realize is that scheduling with spreadsheets is not only ineffective, it’s also outdated.

Scheduling can represent the lifeblood of many industries. So using old methods of doing it may not do your organization any favors. Here’s exactly why scheduling with spreadsheets is a technique of the past.

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Topics: employee scheduling

5 Tips for Determining Compensation for New Staff

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

23361432_s.jpgDetermining compensation for new staff is always pivotal in the hiring process. This is the point where an employer can create or break trust, as well as set the tone for the entire employment relationship. Remember, you want to pay enough to get the best talent, but not more than what the job is worth. The best way to determine compensation is coming up with a payment scale for smoother fiscal transactions.

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Topics: Labor Costing

Why is it Important to Retain Employees?

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

53046121_s.jpgEmployees are a vital part of any business; they are responsible for performing daily tasks that keep the day to day operations going forward. Most businesses spend a lot of time and resources when trying to find the right people to hire. The employees are then trained on how to do the job properly. With all this time and resources put into an employee, it’s no surprise that retaining employees is an important factor in running a successful business. Here are some reasons why it is important to retain employees.

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Topics: employee retention

Top Ways to Increase Employee Fulfillment

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

42923672_s (1).jpgAs a business owner, you understand that one of your most valuable assets is your employee force. The company’s vision may have began with you but your employees are on the front lines making sure your customers are happy. That's why it’s important to ensure they feel engaged, appreciated and fulfilled. Here are a few strategies that you can implement immediately and create the type of working environment that leads to true employee fulfillment.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

How to Craft a Culture of Accountability

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

46795218_s.jpgWhat does business success depend on? According to entrepreneurs, accountability is one of the most important characteristics. A clear vision and having a direction that the business will be developed in play a role in establishing a culture of accountability. These aren’t the only essentials, however.

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Topics: Accountability

Benefits to Implementing a Time and Attendance System

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

49274096_s.jpgImplementing an automated time and attendance system is an easy option for boosting accountability and reducing payroll fraud. These, however, aren’t the only advantages.

Time theft is still a major workplace issues. When asked in a Kessler survey, 30 percent of employees report falsifying time records. This happens through setting earlier arrival and later departure times or asking coworkers to punch in for them (buddy punching). 

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Topics: Time and Attendance

How to Eliminate Buddy Punching

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

53953713_s.jpgAlmost 19 percent of employees admit that they’ve buddy punched a coworker, Nucleus Research shows. This activity, as innocent as it may seem, accounts for 2.2 percent of payroll losses and nearly 75 percent of all companies are affected, the American Payroll Association reports. 

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Topics: Buddy Punching

How an Employee Reward System Improves Attendance and Morale

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

42923672_s.jpgOne of the biggest challenges facing a manager in today's workforce is how to increase productivity and improve attendance. The old-fashioned school of thought on employee attendance is that it is mandatory and that it is more a matter of enforcing compliance than it is encouraging participation. However, given the changes in a workforce where we are seeing so much work being completed remotely with only management attending a centralized workplace, this is a case where it may be a time to rely a little more on the carrot and less on the stick.

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Topics: Employee Attendance

How Does a Fingerprint Time Clock System Work?

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2017

44131225_s.jpgTime theft costs US companies approximately 400 billion dollars per year, research suggests. Employees are guilty of arriving late and leaving early, as well as of engaging in distracted behavior during work hours.

The good news is that new technologies are making it possible for companies to prevent such losses. A fingerprint time clock system, for example, relies on biometric data to reduce issues like buddy punching and time theft. Here’s how it works.

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Topics: fingerprint scanning

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