• Are You Suffering from Whiteboard Syndrome?

    Posted 26 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    The 1990s called – they want their whiteboard back. It’s time to rip that glaring eyesore off your wall and step into the 21st century. Oh, you’re hanging papers and messages on it? What happens when those get erased, or lost, or blow out the window? It’s time to get in the digital age. It’s time to learn how to easily schedule, dispatch, and more with workforce management software. The biggest problem with keeping your schedule on the whiteboard at the office is i...

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  • How an Office Manager Can Squeeze More Hours into a Workday

    Posted 22 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    “Doing things is not the same as getting things done.” That’s a scary thought – scary because it’s true. Even though office managers are crazy busy and going a mile a minute all day, there are plenty of times when they look at the clock at quittin’ time and wonder where the day went and how some tasks didn’t get done. You’re not alone. It’s incredibly common to stress about having enough hours in the day to finish everything that needs doin...

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  • Crave More Visibility? Field Service Management to the Rescue!

    Posted 21 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Running your own business is nothing if not stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Stress can come from mismanagement or simply a lack of information. With a field service management app, you can stop guessing whether or not your workers are on task, whether they’ve accepted that new job, or if you’ve gotten paid. Work smarter, not harder, and reap the benefits of being the best in your field. STAY IN THE KNOW Not clear on what your team is doing, or even where they ar...

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  • Productivity Tips, Simplified

    Posted 20 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Too much work and not enough time? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there and usually hate every minute of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and teetering on the end of burnout. Have no fear, we’ve simplified productivity down to its nuts and bolts and given you a few tips you can start using today to make you sigh with relief rather than shudder with dread! Switch to airplane mode While we don’t recommend you do this full time, switching mobile devices to airplane mode or utili...

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  • What Time Are You Leaving the Office Today?

    Posted 19 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Time studies. What was once thought to be a buzzword of the early 2000’s has become a permanent fixture in businesses of all sizes. While not everyone has the money or time (get it?!?) to invest in one of these studies, they can be pretty eye-opening, especially to those whose business concerns center around productivity – and not missing another family dinner. Spending time learning about how you spend your time doesn’t have to cost you much. You can do a simple, quick exerci...

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  • This September, Celebrate Tradesmen

    Posted 16 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Have you noticed that there are suddenly an awful lot of strange holidays? Here are just some – not even all – of the weird ones from August, for example: Aug. 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day Aug. 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Aug. 5: National Underwear Day Aug. 6: National Mustard Day  Aug. 8: Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day  Aug. 17: National Thrift Shop Day Aug. 18: Bad Poetry Day Aug. 19: National Potato Day ...

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  • Tech Talk: How to Get Employees on Board with New Tools

    Posted 15 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    People don’t always know what’s best for them when it comes to new innovations. Heck, folks used corn cobs in lieu of toilet paper well into the early 20th century. (Side note: Ouch!) Point being, even if a new-fangled tool is the best thing since sliced bread, you can’t take it for granted that your team will buy into it. Even if you have all the latest technologies at your employees’ fingertips, it doesn’t mean a thing if they don’t want to use them. Fortun...

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  • Them’s the Brakes: Keep Fleet Operations Moving

    Posted 12 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Whether you celebrate privately, or are getting ready to throw a full-blown all-night party (probably neither, to be honest), Brake Safety Week is here.  Although the promotional event is geared more to drivers of large trucks and buses –– law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on these vehicles to identify out-of-alignment brakes and any other brake system violations –– operations leaders of fleet businesses also should use this time...

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  • Do Your Due Diligence: Keeping Fleet Vehicles on a Maintenance Schedule

    Posted 12 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    If you have kids, or if you have friends with kids – or even if you just read the news – you’ll know that there is a modern phenomenon that parents of yore (that is, people who had children pre-1990) would definitely have given us the side eye for: overscheduling children. Back in the day, not only were children expected to be seen and not heard, but they were also expected to make their own fun and basically stay out of their parents’ hair until meal times.  Peopl...

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  • Stop Right There: Quick & Dirty Brake Maintenance Tips for a Fleet Manager

    Posted 12 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Brake Safety Week 2016! OK, so you probably haven’t been counting down the days or decorating your office to celebrate this most joyous time of year, but Brake Safety Week is still pretty important.  While the event itself has more of an impact on drivers of large trucks and buses – after, all, this week is when law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on these vehicles to identify out-of-align...

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