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Cut Your Small Business Management Costs With Workforce Management Software

Posted by Team Synerion on February 2017

41402303_s.jpgOver the years, more and more small business management processes have moved to workforce management software for effective cost cutting and a more streamlined process. If you’re a small yet thriving business looking to move to online software for your small business management needs, here’s how workforce management software can benefit.

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Topics: Workforce Management

Six Ideas for a Fun Staff Event

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2016

photodune-1365812-working-team-celebrating-xs_2.jpgKeeping morale high and employees engaged takes more than just a morning pep talk. Fostering a workplace that feels like a community takes a commitment on upper managements' part and a little bit of fun. If you want to reward employees for a great fiscal year or simply get everyone together outside the office, consider these six ideas for a fun staff event.

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Topics: Workforce Management, staff event

Do You Have An Employee Assistance Program? Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Need One

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2016

Do You Have An Employee Assistance Program? Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Need OneThe Employee Assistance Program (EAP) traces its roots back to the 1800s when workplaces embraced the temperance movement and used the program to provide informal intervention for heavy-drinking workers. From there, the EAP has evolved to not only help employees but also their families when a crisis arises. Serving as an assistance program to meet financial, emotional, and physical needs of employees, an EAP ensures a sense of community and trust between employees and employers.  If you haven’t implemented an EAP in your workplace, here are four reasons you need to establish one today. 

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Topics: Workforce Management

Should Your Office Be Pet Friendly?

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2016

photodune-13882835-office-worker-boss-dog-xs_2.jpgAlthough the pet friendly office isn’t quite mainstream yet, as more employees aim to achieve work-life balance and more employers hope to attract the best employees with interesting perks, it is growing increasingly common. If you’re considering implementing a pet friendly office, there is some research you need to do before charging ahead. Consider these issues and decide whether your office is ready to be pet friendly.

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Topics: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Four Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Performance Review

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2016

Four Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Performance ReviewThe annual performance review can be nerve-wracking for even the most diligent employee. For many employees, it’s the only individualized feedback they receive about their performance all year. This year, rather than taking a backseat to your performance review, take the wheel and ensure that you receive more valuable feedback and a better chance for success in your career with these four tips. 

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Topics: Human Resources, Workforce Management, performance review

Workplace Automation: How the Rise of Non-Human Labour Will Impact Workforce Management

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

Workplace Automation: How the Rise of Non-Human Labour Will Impact Workforce Management The fictionalized workplace of the future isn’t complete without humanoid robots and machines working without the presence of a single human. While today’s workplace is shifting towards more automation, that landscape isn’t without its human counterparts. In fact, today’s workplace needs smart and skilled workers more than ever to ensure that automation is being used appropriately. As non-human labour becomes more commonplace everywhere from hospitals to restaurants, understanding your worker’s roles in that landscape is more important than ever.

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Topics: Workforce Management, workplace automation, automation

Could Older Workers Play a Critical Role in Your HR Strategy?

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

could older workers play a critical role in your hr strategy?With all the focus on millennial workers, older workers have often been resigned to mentor roles or being pushed out of the workforce altogether. Rather than offering their experience and skills to other industries, many older workers are stuck in the same job hoping to make it to retirement. For companies who recognize the immense value of older workers, targeting these candidates could be a play a pivotal role in their HR strategy. Learn how you can optimize your business' HR strategy around older workers. 

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Topics: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Working Less for Success: Could Reducing Staff Hours Boost Productivity and Your Bottom Line?

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

photodune-7334551-work-life-balance-xs_2.jpgThere’s a sweet spot when it comes to productivity, a number of hours where employees feel engaged through the shift and leave before that productivity starts to falter due to physical exhaustion and mental fatigue. In fact, it’s been shown that employees who work 60 hours a week are actually two-thirds less productive than their 40 hours per week counterparts. Still, many companies insist on overtime, long hours, and little rest in the name of productivity. The question of whether reducing your staffs' hours could actually improve productivity isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. In fact, reducing staff hours could launch your business' success.
 

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Topics: Workforce Management, Workforce Productivity, Employee Productivity

How to Accommodate Employees Caring for a Sick Family Member

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

How to Accomodate Employees Caring for a Sick Family MemberAs the workforce ages, so do many family members of your managers, hourly employees, and management team who are sure to face the illness of a loved one that will take time away from their job. How companies cope with this absence not only effects their employees today but will continue to affect them as the baby boomer population ages and needs more care. Use these tips to accommodate employees who are also become family caregivers. 

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Topics: Workforce Management

Does Your Business Need an Employee Handbook?

Posted by Team Synerion on February 2016

does your business need an employee handbook?Let’s cut to the chase: legally, there is no requirement for employers to provide their employees with an employee handbook. Many companies have successfully operated for decades without giving employees a hard copy of their expectations and requiring employees to sign it and acknowledge that they received these policies. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t serious value in an employee handbook. Before discounting an employee handbook at your business, consider these reasons why you can’t live without one.

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Topics: Workforce Management, employee handbook

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