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What Is Buddy Punching and How to Prevent It

What Is Buddy Punching and How to Prevent It

Like many business owners, we were frustrated when we realized that some of our employees were buddy punching (punching each other in and out at work). We were paying for work that wasn’t actually done, and it created a culture of dishonesty.  So the question became,...

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7 Best Time Clock Apps with GPS in 2021

7 Best Time Clock Apps with GPS in 2021

Employers who turn to a GPS time clock app often do so because they struggle with keeping their team accountable. They don't know where the employee is when they're punching in and out of work, which can result in lost time and money due to unreliable timecards. If,...

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7 Best When I Work Alternatives in 2021

7 Best When I Work Alternatives in 2021

When I Work is a great tool. They help businesses track their employees' time and streamline payroll through features such as employee scheduling, employee time clock, timesheets, and more. That said, if you'd like to explore your options, we've got you covered. In...

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10 Best Time Card Apps for Small Businesses in 2021

10 Best Time Card Apps for Small Businesses in 2021

If you've looked at time card apps before, you know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for small businesses. There are, instead, many time tracking apps on the market, which meet a variety of price points and use cases. Some, for instance, put a stronger...

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Rotating Shifts: Everything You Need to Know

Rotating Shifts: Everything You Need to Know

As a manager, part of your job is to put the best schedule in place for your employees—but that task can get tricky once your scheduling needs progress beyond the standard 9-5 workday.  As your schedule becomes more complex, the more worries you have. Employees may...

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The Challenges with Managing Remote Workers

The Challenges with Managing Remote Workers

At Buddy Punch, we’ve always had a remote workforce that has worked from home, and it works well for us. At least it does now. It hasn’t always been the relatively smooth sailing experience that we enjoy today. In fact, we had the same struggles in the beginning as...

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14 Ways to Improve Your Management Skills

14 Ways to Improve Your Management Skills

If you get promoted to a management position, you know you’re already an asset to your company. You have proven yourself at your job, and you can get people to collaborate, which increases output and engagement.  However, as an inexperienced or first-time manager, you...

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How to Manage Multiple Projects at the Same Time

How to Manage Multiple Projects at the Same Time

Picture this situation.  You have a client onboarding meeting tomorrow. Your team is constantly pinging you on Teams. The client from California you started work with last month? They sent you an email earlier asking for updates on their project. Oh, and don’t forget...

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Some Good News Coming Out Of 2020

Some Good News Coming Out Of 2020

We’ve been reading a lot about the work-from-home movement that’s going on and I wanted to share this great report with you (and, surprisingly, the news on that front is overwhelmingly positive). The Global Work-from-Home Experience Survey generated almost 3000...

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How to Improve Communication at Work

How to Improve Communication at Work

“Couldn’t this meeting have been an email?” If you’ve ever had that thought, you’re not alone. Now that you’re a manager, you’re determined not to waste your employees’ time with unhelpful and repetitive communication that your previous supervisors forced you to sit...

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