Author Archives: Krista Krumina

13 tactics to optimize business costs and save big bucks in 2020

Whether a big or small business, you can’t stop thinking of how to make more money with it, right? There are two ways to do that:

First, you increase sales and, as a result, revenue. Or second, you optimize all costs to save money and, thus, gain more profits. 

The first one is highly lucrative but requires tons of planning, strategy, and time. So why not consider the second? Optimizing your company’s costs is something you can start doing right now to see tangible results in less than a year.

Here are 13 strategies on business cost optimization to implement today and save thousands of dollars tomorrow.

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A solution to work-life balance – allowing personal time at work

Work-life balance is the notion that you can maximize productivity while still retaining time for family, friends, hobbies, restful sleep, and more. However, that harmony is hard to achieve – according to one study, 66% of full-time employees in the US said they don’t have a work-life balance. 

An ideal balance means something different to everyone. Most can agree, though, that poor balance equals too much time with work on their minds. What’s the cause of this recipe for burnout?

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How to use AI in human resource management

Today’s successful companies put their employees at the same level of importance as their customers. They do so because they understand one thing: to be able to create astonishing products and deliver high-end services, you need engaged and motivated employees.

However, it is not easy to create the best work environment and implement the most effective people management strategies. Given the complexity of human resources and its multitude of variables, it becomes incredibly difficult for HR departments everywhere to keep up the pace without help from technology.

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How to use DeskTime as software for shift scheduling

If your company employs shift workers, you might be on the lookout for software for shift scheduling. And you’ll be pleased to hear that DeskTime’s new feature is just that – shift scheduling.

Nowadays, roughly 15% of the US workforce are shift workers. These people work on a schedule outside the traditional 9 to 5 – early mornings, evenings or nights. The new DeskTime feature is created to help managers plan and schedule shifts more effectively, as well as track the productivity of their shift workers. 

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When technology actually inhibits workplace productivity

Isn’t it interesting that if you examine the habits of highly successful people, many of them tend to overlap?

Whether it’s waking up early or being organized or having a positive attitude, many of the CEOs, world-renowned leaders, and role models of our world share the same effective practices.

At the end of the day, there are certain habits that simply contribute to productivity and some that do not, regardless of what position or field you may be in. As we’ve progressed in terms of technology, our world likes to think it has become more and more productive with every passing year. When a new technology is introduced to the workplace, we envision a sudden burst of productivity and problem-solving.

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How to manage an introverted team

You love your job as a manager. It’s stressful and challenging. No one day is the same but it’s incredibly rewarding.

You love working with people, mentoring them, and getting the best out of those on your team. You’re riding the wave of happiness, seems everyone loves working with you—until today.

Your team hired three new developers. You hit it off with two of them. Plans were made to go out for tacos this week. But the third developer, not so much.

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