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Top 10 Human Resources Influencers on Twitter

By Todd Spear, 24 October 2014

For all the surgical, profit-focused, and notoriously sterile business stereotypes out there, the truth is quite different. The bottom line in business is that all companies, whether large or small, are made up of people; that is, they all hinge on human resources (HR). No other "resource" is as important, as indispensable as the stable of talent at your company. (more…)


When I Work Now Integrates with Quickbooks

By James Clifton, 21 October 2014

Two things employers hate, employee scheduling and payroll, are about to get a whole lot easier. How so? Because, this really is great news for small business owners, employee scheduling app When I Work has just announced a new partnership with Quickbooks Online. In fact it is more than just a partnership it is full integration with Quickbooks Online.  (more…)


More years ago than I'd care to admit, I worked at a certain electronics retailer. The employees there had a pejorative nickname that we assigned to rookies: "blank stares." This was, of course, a reference to the expression on the average new employee's face when an erudite customer came into the store and asked about analog-to-digital converters or capacitors, or some such electronic doodad. Back then, new hires were instructed to "RTFM: read the freakin' manual" to find out how things worked. Fortunately, the learning management system has taken the place of such activities - and brought an end to similar "initiation rites" at businesses across the world. Let's face it, though, whether you sell consumer electronics or serve cupcakes, certain skills and learning are required to deliver your goods or services to customers. (more…)


Is Minnesota the Next Start-up Mecca?

By Jennifer Riggins, 7 August 2014

You hear Minnesota and you shiver or picture Target department stores. It's not exactly the place you imagine entrepreneurs and investors flock to, when there are warmer options that come equipped with surfing and THE tech reputation. But at least for fantastic workforce management and scheduling apps company ThisClicks, investors are bearing 20-below temps to throw money toward growing these real solutions for small businesses. (more…)


Putting The ‘App’ Into Employee Appraisals

By Martin Walford, 7 August 2014

It’s that time of the year when you and your boss sit down and talk about how you’re doing, and how you can do it better. Perhaps you've had to fill in forms that you don’t really understand. The whole thing can be a daunting, and even dull, process. Yes, it’s the dreaded employee performance appraisal! (more…)



Scheduling. Headache inducing, fist pounding, time draining scheduling! If the very mention of "scheduling" strikes a dreadful chord within your psyche, then you know just what we're talking about here. As a manager, possibly the single biggest headache (of many) is putting together a functioning schedule. (more…)


Gone are the days of hopeful resumés arriving by post and piling up on the human resource department’s desk to be painstakingly weeded through, one by one. It’s more likely, of course, that your inbox is now full of emails with candidates’ resumes attached, each one to be read and processed. And then sourcing would-be applicants on search engines and even social media sites. All of which takes considerable time and resources. After all, it’s not always easy to find the right applicant in an overcrowded job market. (more…)


Finding business software that actually fits your needs is tough. I want to explain a few steps of how to choose a workforce management app that works for your business so you don't end up with the business version of duct tape. (Looking for a different business software? Don’t worry, these three steps work for that too.) (more…)


Knowledge is power. Okay, okay - we know that's a little cliche. It's true, though. But what's even more powerful than what you know? What your team knows. As your business goes on through successive years, you collect a body of knowledge that defines all aspects of your organization, tempering the customer relationships you forge, and shaping the actions future generations of team members. In short, nothing is more important that the preservation of your business' collective knowledge. (more…)


Do Human Resources Really Matter Anymore?

By Jennifer Riggins, 27 June 2014

You have a tight budget, are tight on time, plus you're a small business, you see or talk to your employees pretty much every day. There's no need to over-complicate that all by adding formal human resources or an HR software into the mix. Those are all just for bigger companies that need to organize huge staffs and can afford all those business software. An HR software would just complicate it all, right? Wrong. A human resources software can increase your return on investment in a way that can actually save you time and money, while also improving the communication between you and your employees. We will show you how to choose the right HR software for your small business by prioritizing your needs and matching a human resources solution with them (more…)