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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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How to Give Feedback to Employees

How to Give Feedback to Employees

When managers ignore employees or focus just on their weaknesses, they double the chances for them to become unproductive.  If you want to develop a thriving work environment, you need to be giving feedback, even if it’s to point out an employee’s mistakes.  Think...

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How to Create an Employee Handbook

How to Create an Employee Handbook

An employee handbook can be a manager’s best friend.  Done right, employee handbooks can boost productivity and employee engagement, assist in conflict resolution, and even protect businesses during legal battles.  Put simply, every business should have one.  In this...

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12 Good Management Practices to Use

12 Good Management Practices to Use

Did you know that only 60% of employees say they have a world-class manager?  A good manager plays a significant role in creating a positive and highly productive workplace. Your behavior and management can transform your team into a super productive unit and improve...

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How To Handle Stress At Work

How To Handle Stress At Work

Is employee stress becoming an issue in your workplace? There are lots of potential stressors in the workplace, and a whopping 80% of workers feel job-related stress. Additionally, nearly half of them need help to learn how to manage it. An environment where stress is...

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10 Best Practices for Effective Team Meetings

10 Best Practices for Effective Team Meetings

“I love meetings!” Said no one ever. 71% of business leaders—including some of the world’s top entrepreneurs—say meetings are a waste of time. 50% of employees would rather watch paint dry instead of attending status meetings. Why are meetings still a thing? When done...

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