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How to Harness Employee Competition

There’s little doubt that workplace competition can be both fun and motivating. It's a well-needed diversion from the daily grind, and when done correctly, can get employees to stretch that much further to meet their goals.

Great, right? Well, sort of.

While intra-office competition – over sales goals, customer service, or any other metric – can be a useful tool to stimulate work effort, it can also produce a host of undesired consequences. Like alienation. Or anxiety. Or unhealthy...

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Employee Productivity: Myths, Truths, and New Ideas

As it turns out, the history of employee productivity basically starts with one man: Frederick Winslow Taylor. An American engineer, Taylor became the first person to systematically examine employee efficiency. Most famously, he used a stopwatch to time workers shoveling steel, breaking the task into its smallest components so he could figure out the most efficient way to do each.

(At age 18, he also decided not to attend Harvard, and chose the life of a machine apprentice instead. But...

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Resource Allocation: It’s Not Just for Project Managers

At its core, the problem of resource allocation comes down to a simple premise: given a limited set of resources, how can you best utilize them to reach a desired result?

In business, as in life, coming up with a strategy to allocate resources effectively can pay huge dividends. In the real world, however, we all know that resource allocation – assigning work, making budgets, planning for the future – often gets pushed aside in favor of simply doing the...

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The Good Kind of Non-Billable Hours

If managing employee utilization is all about making sure employees are working enough billable hours, how are you supposed to assess non-billable work?

While non-billable hours do not directly generate revenue, certain types of non-billable work are critical to ensuring an organization's growth and survival.

Recruiting

Searching for and interviewing quality candidates can be challenging for a business of any size. But if you’re going to grow, you’ll need to bring new talent onto your team. These potential...

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How to Manage Remote Employees

Are you ready to manage dozens, or perhaps hundreds, of remote employees?

The surge in collaborative software and mobile apps have removed the barriers that previously required workers to be on premise for a typical nine-to-five workday. More employees are asking for flexible and remote work options, and more companies are offering it. Telecommuting job listings increased a solid 36% from 2014 to 2015, compared to a 26% increase from 2013 to 2014. These positions are not only...

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Employee Performance Reviews and the Halo Effect

There's one thing managers and employees tend to agree on — no one likes performance reviews. They are stressful. They are difficult. And both parties are often unhappy with the results (or lack thereof). Managers Lack Training

Effective performance reviews don't just appear out of thin air. It takes time and mindshare for businesses to set up systems that work well and are appreciated by their teams. This type of training, however, falls distinctly in the unbillable hours category that plagues...

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ClickTime 7.88

The release of ClickTime version 7.88 was primarily focused on releasing the new Employee Performance tool:

Employee Performance - The new Employee Performance feature is available for Administrators. This tool is intended to give you more awareness on the work your employees have been doing, how much they've billed, and more! This is available to all ClickTime accounts. Display Update - We updated a few display issues that appeared in certain browsers with certain zoom levels.