Author Archives: Krista Krumina

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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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how insomnia affects productivity

How bad sleep affects productivity

Most people are able to recognize the signs of a poor night’s sleep in themselves. A short-temper, stress, headaches and fatigue are all common side effects. Fewer might be able to see the signs that bad sleep is also affecting their work performance. 

If you’re not getting a healthy amount of sleep every night, you can experience serious disruptions to both your workflow and productivity. It’s crucial to make sure you’re getting the sleep necessary to remain an effective and efficient employee.

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The complete guide to productivity during the holiday season

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the office is so delightful. And since you have so much to do… Get it done! Get it done! Get it done!

While Christmas is the time of the year to be humble, peaceful and with your loved ones, it’s also the time of the year all hell breaks loose and the work-life balance just disappears.

Enter stress, anxiety, fussy co-workers, sleepless nights and frantic holiday shopping.

You’re expected to finish up all your work projects and meet last-minute deadlines, plan your family’s holiday party and buy gifts – all whilst staying a functional human being.

How is that even possible?

The only way you can manage to do all of this is by being productive. And the main areas you’ll be interested to tackle this holiday season are:
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cyber monday 2018 stats data research

Employees spend 2.3x more time ”workshopping” on Cyber Monday than on regular workdays

People can’t resist Cyber Monday deals – that’s a fact.

Cyber Monday 2018 hit $7.9 billion in sales, becoming the biggest online shopping day in US history. And if you’re wondering when do people find the time to spend such amounts of money, the answer is – during working hours.

A new study by DeskTime found that on Cyber Monday 2018, office workers spent 2.3x more time ”workshopping” – shopping while on the clock – than on a regular working day.

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