The level of importance we attach to time is different for all of us. For many people, time is an unnatural constraint society has imposed upon us. To others, time is the very fabric into which our world is sewn. But unless you’re a vagabond, you don’t really have a choice but to live by it to some degree.
HR, Payroll, and Employee Management Tips for Small Business Posts
Starting new habits is hard. When our sales and customer service teams began using chat, they had to remember to open the application each day when work began. It’s such a simple task but since it wasn’t part of the daily routine, it’s tough to remember. While we struggled to make this a habit, I jotted down some of our tricks to deal with forgetfulness.
There are a lot of reasons why employees might not be at the top of their game. Maybe they’re having personal issues. Maybe they didn’t get enough sleep. Maybe they’re excited about something. This is all pretty normal. Employees are human and have their ups and downs, but when the lack of productivity becomes a regular thing, there is either something really serious going on outside of work or, more likely, there are some flawed management practices at play.
Employees new to online time tracking sometimes think that their bosses are cracking the whip – recording time down to the second, revealing tardy patterns, the true length of lunch breaks, and the real sick leave rate. While all that will indeed be revealed, tracking time online is just so easy people tend to love it.
It’s no surprise that working too much isn’t good for you but did you know that working long hours can lead to depression? Of course, working the occasional long shift isn’t likely to cause any lasting mood problems but researchers have shown that working more than 11 hours a day on a regular basis can lower mood.
We hear a lot about employee absenteeism. It can have a really negative impact on a business. Stores don’t open on time, customers don’t get the help they need, and since other employees have to bear the weight of it even their productivity suffers.
Absenteeism is definitely bad for business but so is prematurism (what would you call that anyway?), or in other words, early clock-in.