How to Help the Remote Employee Feel Less Remote

As electronic devices, including laptops, tablets, and smart phones, become more affordable for the average consumer, and more people are connected through social networking and the internet, employers are more open to utilizing the idea of remote locations for their employees, rather than the traditional office. Unfortunately, with this comes a lack of camaraderie, or even general knowledge of one’s …

Paper: Is it Really Safe?

Paper has been around for a very long time, and it continues to be a main source of data storage for some organizations. However, paper with important information inscribed on it can be a dangerous thing. Some may wonder why this is, and the short answer is that paper can easily be lost and/or damaged. Here is a scenario to …

Pay Periods: What’s Right for Your Business

Putting together a sensible pay period plan for your business doesn’t have to be complicated, but it can make a big difference for your bottom line. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when deciding to go with monthly, semi- monthly, biweekly, or weekly pay periods: Semi-monthly or biweekly: These are the two most commonly used pay period …

iBeacon Knows Whether You’re Coming or Going

When you carry an iPhone, you can reach people you know wherever you are and whatever you’re doing – on the beach, in your car, or at the supermarket. You’re connected, and that is the way we live now. The folks at Apple have taken this one step further; with their advances in location tracking, now, not only can you …

Online Time Tracking – The Way to Go.

Let’s be honest, managing a business is not an easy task to have. One must manage every aspect of the company, ensuring that it is running as smoothly as possible, and this responsibility often rests solely on the owner. With that in mind, having the right tools is essential to a company’s success. A great tool to consider is an …

Version 1.5 Released

We just released version 1.5 on app.buddypunch.com.  You’ll notice the sidebar content has moved to the top of the screen – along with some updated colors and icons.  It isn’t just a facelift – things should work better on lower screen resolutions. Also new with version 1.5, column sorting!  We know it was long overdue, but when viewing all employees …

Top 10 tips for hiring employees correctly

Hiring is easy!  (says the guy who never hired anyone before) Hiring managers know the challenges of finding the right candidate, from sorting through the initial applications, to making a decision after one or two face-to-face encounters with the front runners. Following these steps can help ensure that the person you ultimately choose can get the job done. 1. Winnowing …

Processing Payroll Effectively

We’re all human.  We all make mistakes.  However understanding challenges ahead of time can help us overcome them.  Most of the time. Processing payroll can be challenging, especially when processing for numerous employees and multiple locations. The use of an online time clock or online timecard software has made this challenge a little easier, however one must still take care …

How early employees can cost money

Early is good, right?  Late is bad.  Or is it? It is crucial for most businesses that their employees be on time for work. Late employees can cost customers, productivity, opportunities and revenue, but what about early employees? The cost of an individual employee clocking in a few minutes before their shift may seem negligible, but over time it can …

An Era of Consequences: Stress Levels and Time Management

Winston Churchill once commented on procrastination, saying that “the era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.” Granted, Churchill was from a different time of Nazis and rampant fascism, but the man was wise and his words still ring true today. …