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Job Costing with Time & Attendance

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Job Costing Across Multiple Projects. When tech companies support different lines of business, or work on multiple projects at once, being able to track and manage job costs accurately is a must-have.

Managing Time & Attendance Needs for Tech Workers

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Across the tech industry, from well-funded start-ups to blue chip firms, niche companies to some of the world’s most popular brands, nearly everyone is hungry for talent.

Is Time Theft Costing Your Company Money?

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Chances are, business owners do not want to consider that time theft is happening at their companies. After all, doing so means they have to consider the fact that their own employees are “stealing” time, which, for many companies, is as important a commodity as any other.

Do Employees Need to Sign Off on Time Cards?

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While the Fair Labor Standards Act says that employers must keep records of all hours their employees work, it does not prescribe a specific timekeeping system or method.

Live Webinar: Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS

Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS. Let’s face it: Recruiting is hard. It’s nearly impossible without recruiting software or an applicant tracking system to help you automate the massive amount of daily tasks involved in hiring. Applicant tracking systems are command-central for all recruiting activities and manage everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But buying an ATS can be as overwhelming as recruiting itself. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Join us on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, for a live webinar to learn what an applicant tracking system is, what to look for, and how to choose the right vendor.

How Much is Poor Attendance Tracking Costing You Today?

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Many small businesses manually track time and attendance, and others rely on outdated technology. It’s natural to think employees wouldn’t take advantage of loopholes in the system, but the statistics tell a different story.

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.

Minimize Employee Absenteeism with Time & Attendance Software

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If you did a head count around your workplace, how many absences would you notice? Maybe one or two every day? Perhaps a handful each week? According to 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics , the absence rate for full-time employees is 2.9%. That means if your company has 100 employees, on average, about 3 people per workday would be out. Overall, it’s a pretty small number. Still, some reports suggest that employee absenteeism has risen to its highest rate in nearly two decades.

The Risks of Using Paper Time Sheets and Time Cards

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Risk is often thought of as something that happens from the outside –– such as a natural catastrophe or economic slump. Yet risk exists within your own business.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

Restaurant Time & Attendance Tracking

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If you’re a restaurant owner, you may have opened shop because you have a love of food, or entertaining, or both. You also probably discovered—very quickly—that there was an administrative side to things that involved parts of the business you weren’t particularly fond of, like paperwork, and employment laws, and tracking time and attendance for your restaurant. Still you got by. The dining experience you created led to great reviews, which drove more diners in the doors.

Offline Time Clock Punching for Remote Workers: Introducing the Kiosk App

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Remote locations create unique challenges for employers who want to fairly and accurately clock-in and clock-out employees working in the field. Traditionally, companies have leased bulky time clock equipment with high set-up and monthly fees.

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.

Time & Attendance System Basics: Is Your Time & Attendance System Stuck in the Stone Age?

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Do you remember the opening montage for The Flintstones? Fred, the protagonist, is happily moving rocks from the back of his trusty work Stegosaurus. Meanwhile, his manager stands behind him with an eye on the clock. When the end of the work day rolls around, the manager yanks on his Pterodactyl alarm, and away Fred goes…back to his Stone Age family. Basic time & attendance systems have been around for a long time.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

Software Stickiness in the HR Industry

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It’s easy to focus on user-experience or product features when choosing a software solution for your HR team, and ignore one of the most important (but least sexy) considerations: longevity.

Best Practices for Scheduling Hourly Employees

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Your schedule forms the backbone of your daily business operations. Since payroll is one of the biggest items in your budget, the way you staff your shifts makes a huge impact on your bottom line.

3 FAQs on stratustime Mobile

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With 90% of American adults owning a cell phone and 58% of those using a smartphone, it’s no surprise that stratus time’s mobile module is a hot topic among our clients (Source: Pew Research Internet Project ).

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.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

Convert to a Point System – a Simple and Effective Employee Productivity Tool

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8 Methods To Reduce Costs During Slow Season

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All businesses have a slow season. It’s within this period that companies have a tendency to place urgency on reducing costs. In most cases, it’s a good way to tackle costs by trimming the fat.

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Where Should I Set Up My Employee Time Clock?

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The time clock is such a simple, mundane part of your business. However, it is also a driving part of your overall human resources picture. Employee time must be tracked accurately, and the time clock must be accessible to everyone.

Where Should I Set Up My Employee Time Clock?

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The time clock is such a simple, mundane part of your business. However, it is also a driving part of your overall human resources picture. Employee time must be tracked accurately, and the time clock must be accessible to everyone. Chronic missed punches can lead to inaccuracies that can cost your business thousands of dollars in losses a year. If your clock is placed somewhere the employees don’t normally go, they may legitimately forget to punch-in—or they might be trying to pad their hours.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Non-Profit Wage & Hour Compliance

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In our previous article, we looked at how wage and hour compliance issues can affect a small business. But what about non-profit organizations? It’s a question we recently asked Adam Hollenberg, Regional Sales Manager with nettime solutions and stratustime. How One Non-Profit Cut Costs and Stayed Compliant. The issues around wage and hour compliance affect non-profit organizations just as much, if not more so,” he says.

3 Ways for Small Businesses to Track Employee Hours

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Proper tracking of employee hours is a back-office function whose importance can easily be overlooked. Even a single hour of padding on each employee time card per month can cost business thousands of dollars a year.

Paid Sick Time for Federal Contractors: Creating an Audit Trail

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Paid sick time requirements are a concern for any company acting as a federal contractor or marketing to government entities. Employment law expert, Cheryl Orr, provides practical guidance about complying with these requirements in the first half of this timely and important Bloomberg BNA webinar.

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.

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.

Reliable Time & Attendance for Employees, Managers & Business Owners

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Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. Now wages are starting to nudge upwards too. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, average hourly earnings moved up nearly 3% from a year ago.

Hey, Can You Cover My Shift Today?

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If you’re in the service industry – managing a busy restaurant or a retail store – some of your biggest challenges center around employee scheduling. Keeping track of who’s available to work, setting your shifts for a full week, and covering for last-minute absences or surges in customers.

4 Tips For Planning Your Time and Attendance Implementation

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Software implementation can be tricky. If you’re not a computer programmer, it’s enough to make your head spin. Yet in today’s technologically advanced workplace, software conversations often bubble to the surface, regardless of whether your role is in payroll, IT, or even finance.

Managing Meals and Breaks with Time and Attendance Software

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The federal wage and hour law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), does not require lunch or coffee breaks. But when you do offer short breaks, the FLSA considers the breaks as compensable work hours.

Learn the Secrets of High-Performing HR Teams

Based on user groups, one-on-one interviews, surveys of thousands of HR teams and data from 30,000+ medium and small-sized businesses we serve, the guide challenges you to examine your current practices and provides detailed action plans to help your team become an industry-leading HR department.

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.

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How the Cloud Can Help You Stay Compliant with Wage & Hour Laws

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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments.

Where Should I Set Up My Employee Time Clock?

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The time clock is such a simple, mundane part of your business. However, it is also a driving part of your overall human resources picture. Employee time must be tracked accurately, and the time clock must be accessible to everyone.

Upcoming webinar - Employee Tracking: Overtime Issues in the Future Workspace

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In today’s technology-focused environment, traditional workspaces are changing as workers are taking advantage of the ability to work remotely. Join nettime solutions and Bloomberg for this webinar on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 12-1PM ET. When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET.

Black or White: Moving Beyond the Traditional Diversity & Inclusion Box

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO of Skillscout, and Nancy Harris, CEO of Restart Consulting LLC

“But, if you're thinkin' about my baby, It don't matter if you're black or white.”. Michael Jackson’s popular song from the early 90’s only touched on one aspect of diversity. As time has progressed, we recognize that diversity extends far beyond just “black or white.” But often times, that is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. And with this narrow focus, we can become trapped “in a box “ that inadvertently overlooks other aspects of DE&I. This can lead to employees feeling frustrated and our programs spinning in circles with no real progress. We’re here to disrupt your thinking and approach to traditional DE&I. This highly interactive session will have you seeing more than just “black or white.".