GetApp HR & Employee Management Blog

  • Published 16 February 2017 by Karen McCandless
    Excel has its uses, but if you want your small business to run smoothly and your staff to turn up to serve your customers, then one of those uses should not be employee and workplace scheduling. Imagine this scenario: it’s St Valentine’s day and you need extra staff to be scheduled to serve your customers … Continue Reading
    Workplace Scheduling: Excel Alternatives to Help You Better Plan Your Shifts
  • Published 18 January 2017 by Karen McCandless
    Earlier this January, after almost four months in public preview, Microsoft released StaffHub, a workforce management and shift scheduling app aimed at deskless workers and their managers. According to the company, the software’s target workers include “baristas, hair stylists, waiters, bus drivers, and so on”. The idea is that workers in these kind of industries … Continue Reading
    What Is Microsoft Staffhub and Does My Small Business Need It?
  • Published 19 December 2016 by Karen McCandless
    It’s nearly holiday time! Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, or some other holiday that you have no clue about its origins (there are many of these for us at GetApp in Barcelona), it’s exciting for employees, but a nightmare for overworked managers who need to think about shift scheduling and planning. If … Continue Reading
    Why Your Business Needs Employee Shift Scheduling Software
  • Published 13 December 2016 by Karen McCandless
    Jane wants next Tuesday off, Bill wants to only work weekends, and John wants to take on some extra hours before the holidays. If you’re one of the organizations still creating your schedules on paper, the mere idea of this scenario will make you feel faint. Even Excel will leave you pulling your hair out. … Continue Reading
    Top Five Employee Scheduling Apps to Help Organize Your Workforce
  • Published 12 December 2016 by Karen McCandless
    Do you remember the 80s? Mobile phones were the size of your head, the pen and paper carried more weight than a computer, and nobody was talking about how Tom Cruise is a crazy Scientologist. Because it seems like that was the last time performance management had an overall. Box ticking exercises, pitting employees up … Continue Reading
    What to Look for When Choosing Performance Management Software: A Handy Checklist to Help You Manage Appraisals
  • Published 23 November 2016 by Karen McCandless
    As your company grows, so does the headache of managing your employees. This could involve a myriad of different activities: scheduling shifts to ensure busy times of year are covered, recording absences, tracking leave, budgeting for salary, and task management to name just a few. If you’ve yet to move your workforce management solution to … Continue Reading
    How to Choose a Workforce Management Solution: A Handy Checklist
  • Published 14 November 2016 by Matt Mullarkey-Toner
    If you keep track of applications and résumés in a messy folder or have problems with managing job postings across multiple job boards and social media sites, it’s time to take a look at applicant tracking software. An applicant tracking solution (ATS) can be vital for a company that is rapidly expanding from a small … Continue Reading
    Applicant Tracking Software: A Handy Checklist
  • Published 3 November 2016 by Karen McCandless
    Recruiting the right talent is key, but something appears to be broken with companies’ hiring processes. According to the Gartner 2016 CIO Agenda Survey, 22 percent of CIOs see skills and resources as the number one barrier to their success, yet 7 percent report “personnel/workforce” as close to the top of the list of things … Continue Reading
    What Is Jobvite: A Guide to the Recruitment App and Its Integrations
  • Published 21 October 2016 by Deeksha Malik
    Ever get the feeling your staff aren’t engaged with your company? Struggling to get the most out of them? Worried that you may lose them to a competitor? Employee engagement software can help you build a happier and more motivated workforce. Here we’ll look at what this type of software does, how it can benefit your … Continue Reading
    How to Choose Employee Engagement Software to Keep Staff Motivated
  • Published 27 June 2016 by Karen McCandless
    Attracting talented employees is only half the battle, continuing to develop their skills when they settle in at your company is crucial if you want to keep them happy, stop them from looking for other opportunities, and ensure that they contribute to your business.  Enter talent management software, which takes the headache out of managing … Continue Reading
    What to Look for When Choosing Talent Management Software: A Handy Checklist