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The Debate over Compensatory Time

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How employers compensate their employees is an issue of hot debate. In May of 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act , a bill that would allow private employers to provide compensatory time to employees in lieu of paying them overtime pay.

Schedule Predictability Legislation Passes in Oregon: What It Could Mean for Your Business

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In August 2017, the Oregon governor signed schedule predictability legislation into law for workers in some retail, food service, and hospitality jobs. Senate Bill 828 was designed to prevent mandatory, last-minute schedule changes for on-call, low-wage workers.

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Shift Swapping Best Practices

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Shift-swapping is a common practice for many retail and restaurant employees. Since shifts fall at any time of the day, week, or year, employees frequently need to find a co-worker to cover their time.

Employee Schedule Templates — Get Your Managers Out of the Office and Onto the Floor

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Scheduling is a necessary part of your workweek. It is time consuming, but when you take the time to create schedule templates you will save yourself effort later. Each week, you need to enter shifts into the schedule, even when the shifts are virtually the same week after week. However, you know that there’s hardly any such thing as a normal week. There are always vacations, holidays, or other variables that prevent weeks from being normal.

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

5 Ways To Enhance Productivity In The Workplace

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Keeping your employees engaged with the work they’re producing is essential to your business’ productivity levels. Listed below are 5 ways you can enhance productivity in the workplace : Remove Obstacles.

3 Examples of Using Alerts In Time and Attendance Software

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Managers have a lot to manage. On the front end, they make sure employees deliver high quality products and service. On the back end, they evaluate labor within the parameters of operation, but many small items often get overlooked.

Integrating Time & Attendance with Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems

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The Problem: You Have a POS System, Now You Need a Time & Attendance Solution. Retailers, especially those preparing for an expansion, often find themselves in a pickle when it comes to time & attendance solutions for their businesses.

Sleep Better Knowing Your Payroll Accuracy Is No Longer An Issue

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Payroll is often one of the most complex and time-consuming processes within a workplace. Relying on manual entry or an outdated system can leave your company vulnerable to time theft, errors and unreliable data due to limited system functionality.

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

Forecasting Seasonal Labor Trends

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Business is subject to fluctuations over time. No matter which industry you’re in, you surely have noticed business picking up or ebbing at certain times of the month, week, or day. Properly forecasting for seasonal trends can be vital to your business.

The Paid Sick Time Conundrum

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Figuring out how much paid sick time to give employees is often a conundrum for small business owners. With small staffs and limited resources, having even one person out can often create significant difficulties. And in fact, statistics show U.S.

Tips On How To Structure Your PTO Policy

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Developing a vacation policy for a company is not as easy as some may think. Benefits are a huge part of attracting, hiring and keeping good employees.

5 Ways to Prevent Wage Theft with Time and Attendance Software

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It's summertime, chief, and the livin' is easy. But unfortunately, now is the time to stay über-vigilant on employee time theft. Because if you're still using paper timesheets and time card systems, employees may exploit some gaps as supervisors and managers come and go on vacation.

Minimize Your Overtime

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There are many factors that contribute to overtime. Depending on your organization’s demands, overtime may be warranted, especially during seasonal spikes. Though overtime often cannot be eliminated, there are methods of reducing it in order to work within your allocated payroll budget.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

Once Upon a Time and Attendance Solution (in honor of National Tell a Fairytale Day)

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Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived an exhausted, overworked, under-appreciated payroll manager named Pam. Every day, Pam sifted through endless paper timesheets.

3 Quick Budget Tips with Cloud-Based Time and Attendance Data

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You can hear the boss making his way toward your cubicle. Didn't he ask for a quick budget last week? No need to panic. Your department is using cloud based time clocks. With the click of a few buttons on your manager dashboard, you have instant access to real-time information.

Automate Your Manufacturing Incidents & Attendance Issues

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Traditional manual process methods for time and attendance don’t give your employees the flexibility or efficiency they often need to be productive. Working in a manufacturing environment, you need the speed and accuracy to consistently produce. Process Time and Resource Savings.

Stress-Free Payroll Integration

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We took a commuter bus the other day. At a midway point, we transferred right onto a waiting light rail train. We were at the airport in under an hour –– relaxed from no traffic stress. This happy state of mind was the result of two transportation systems working seamlessly together. Guess what?

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Make Time Theft and Overtime a Top Priority

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Due to recent government audits, time theft has become a hot topic. Government officials caught 60 federal workers cheating on their time sheets. According to the reports, some of the federal employees were out fishing, golfing, gambling or traveling during their claimed working hours.

Adeptly Managing Time Off Requests With Time and Attendance Software

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Managers can spend all day making schedules. That's because even the most stable working environment has a flux of individual employee needs. With a cloud based time and attendance software, time off requests can be more effectively managed.On

Turn Your Telephone Into a Time Clock

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The telephone is an awesome device, capable of advanced time and attendance functions. But wait, are we talking about an actual PHONE? Surely we mean some cool app for a smartphone. We are talking telephony, Alexander Graham Bell -style.

Survey Reveals Benefits of Time and Attendance Software

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Our latest survey conducted here at nettime solutions affirmed the benefits of time and attendance software, particularly when integrated with other HR solutions, such as HRIS and payroll software.

Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

Increasing Employee Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

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It’s important to be able to forecast effectively so you’re able to streamline your workflow productivity levels. Having a clear understanding of your labor analytics can help you identify your staffing needs when and where you need them.

How City Agencies Can Prevent Wasted Time and Money

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Lax payroll policies waste time and money — something the city of Philadelphia is all too familiar with during a recent audit of its inner city departments and agencies. Alan Butovitz, the City Controller, discovered payroll incidents in over 42 agencies.

Keeping Employees Engaged While On The Road

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Keeping employees engaged with the company and their own personal work projects is a challenge. Maintaining employee engagement while you yourself as a manager are traveling is a different beast altogether.

Keep Employees Busy with Time and Attendance Scheduling

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In August, employees are planning for or on vacation, or just coming back from vacation. Either way, they are in "vacation" mode and may need a little prompt for productivity. With a cloud based time and attendance software, you have access to deep labor analytics to improve workforce management.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

How Much PTO Have You Accrued?

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We have written about this before: Employees are not always thinking about work. Don't worry, this is a good thing because time away from a task reinforces focus. stratus time has 3 easy ways to boost employee engagement and enable employees to check their own time off accruals.

Learn How Detailed Reports Can Assist With Your Employee Performance

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With consistent labor cost increases, tight profit margins and competitive advances, manufacturers are always seeking ways to cut costs. Reviewing where the added expenses are taking place within a warehouse should be a standard practice; unfortunately the data may not be simple to retrieve.

Tips to Protect Your Construction Investment

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It is the Labor Enforcement Task Force's duty to ensure employers follow labor, licensing and payroll tax laws. In an effort to avoid penalties as a business owner you need to understand what specific laws apply to your company.

Top 3 Ways To Forecast Schedules With Time And Attendance Software

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It's hard to believe it's the end of summer. :-( We may not be ready to let go of picnics (and double scoops of ice cream), but we are looking forward to the fall. That's because for most businesses, the last four months of the calendar year are typically the busiest.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

#INBOUND15: Easy Peasy Scheduling

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As all of the #INBOUND15 attendees are gearing up to get ready for the big event, I personally have been glued to their amazing scheduling app.

Avoid Scheduling Nightmares During Summer Vacation Season

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Managers have a lot of responsibilities. Between project deadlines, achieving department and company goals, traveling, resolving customer conflicts and managing a team of people, there is a lot to keep up with.

Manufacturing Survey Results Reveal the TopAdministrative Complexities Within The Warehouse

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Automation is key when it comes to maintaining a successful workflow within a Manufacturing environment. Unfortunately, automation isn’t consistently implemented for all processes across the warehouse. As a result, bottlenecks can occur and labor productivity levels are negatively affected.

3 Must-See Sessions at NetSuite's SuiteWorld 2015

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The nettime solutions team and I are pumped to be spending a week again this year in downtown San Jose, California for SuiteWorld 2015 — and no, it's not because of the 20,000 pounds of candy. OK, some of us are excited about the candy (featured in the picture to the left from last year's event).

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.