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There are no new trends to witness in 2021 – but all of them will be more intense than they used to be ever before.

The pandemic overshadows anything one can name when thinking about the year 2020 and probably will be one of the leading themes of 2021. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 is no more than a catalyst for the changes that were occurring earlier.

To show what has been accelerated and augm...

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For Americans, the end of November is a special time to celebrate and spend time with family, but it's also a very exciting time for the rest of the world, but for other reasons. Black Friday – time, when the whole world is waiting for the best prices of a year.

Shopping madness has been known for years and it’s always very expected. Same as Black Friday, Cyber Monday – day of online stores an...

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The pain of working all day with no clear effect of hours spent is depressing. The combination of work with no clear meaning and shrinking personal time is a short road to burnout. That’s where personal productivity comes in glory.

The internet is full of contradictory narratives of maintaining work-life balance and applying sophisticated tricks to max-out the work productivity. One gets confu...

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Between the total freedom of taking unlimited breaks for as long as the employee considers fair and the employer standing with a timer near the toilet doors, there are multiple other models.

Learn how much your company can get by letting your employees take a break when they need it.

The vision of the employee tirelessly working for the glory and income of the company is as tempting as unreal. There are dozens of breaks employees take every day – a cigarette break, lunch break, coffee...

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In the middle of the lockdown, there was a group that was especially burdened by the new reality – parents. Remaining a productive employee while having a preschooler in-house can be exhausting to the point of insanity. But despite being hard, it is not impossible, especially when following several tips we deliver below.

The lockdown can be considered the largest stress-test ever conducted whe...

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Since time tracking started to be obligatory for everyone around the European Union, more and more companies decide to use time tracking software to help them deal with data. But there are many myths around absence and attendance management tools that should be clarified.

According to the European Union Directive, it is obligatory to collect data about employees working time. New rules cause...

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The most powerful and sophisticated tools of Human Resources (HR) specialists are empathy and their ability to communicate. So is there any space for automation in HR? More than one would expect.

In fact, HR automation is a hot technology trend that supports solving critical HR challenges. According to the recent PwC study, the HR tech market is currently worth $148 billion with multiple clo...

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Halloween is a very popular holiday wildly celebrating in the USA, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Spooky atmosphere, dressing up, going trick, or treating – those are funny traditions which are also a great opportunity for partying.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic group meetings are not recommended, but this does not mean that there is no way to celebrate. Halloween work activiti...

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Working overtime is usually shown in a context of burnout and crawling health problems that will sooner or later hurt the company and the employee by forcing him or her to take a longer break. But is it really a complete picture?

There is a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to working and work time. At first glance it may appear that it is all about the effects, not the time spent in the...

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Flexible time off can be a magnet for talented candidates as well as a way to avoid burnout and reduce employee churn. On the other hand, though, the policy itself can lead to even more stress and confusion. So how to implement it in a way that is beneficial to the company?

The right to the paid day off is taken for granted for most developed countries. In the European Union, every member c...

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Employees' productivity is a combination of wellbeing, behavior, and engagement in their responsibilities. How to create a good work atmosphere for your subordinates? Find out the biggest office distractors and find out how to eliminate them.

According to the article in Harvard Business Review based on Shawn Acor’s research, satisfied employees are about 31% more productive and achieve even...

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So we are talking about the time tracking as an employee or corporate benefit? It sounds like insanity, but in fact, there is a brilliance in this idea.

Time tracking can be associated with the micromanaging boss in an inflexible environment. But the truth of the modern business is exactly the opposite. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trends that have been visible before, with the...

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A common-sense sees an optimization as collecting some minimal improvements to deliver outstanding results. But what if a sixty-fold or even three hundred-fold payroll cost reduction was possible right here, right now?

Payroll cost is unavoidable in every company existing. But on the other hand – it probably can be significantly lower than it is now.

According to the QuickBooks report smal...

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Good software with great integration can have a huge impact on information flow and work efficiency in all kinds of organizations. Well optimized connection between tools used in the company makes everyday work much faster and easier for employees, and it provides order in the information.

According to the research conducted by Deloitte for 2019, over 90% of all small and medium-sized busine...

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Managers are afraid that remote workers will overwork themselves while not being as effective as in the office. A transparent culture is the best answer to this challenge.

The COVID-19 pandemic was a sudden and a forced shift toward remote work. According to the Eurostat data, up to 40% of all European workforce was shifted toward the telework. The transfer was sudden – the pandemic gave no tr...

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Leave management is one of the key responsibilities of the HR department. Lack of it or an ineffective leave management process can have disastrous consequences.

With employees’ skills and knowledge being crucial assets in delivering the project, leave management can be a game-changer, especially if there is a sudden shortage of a crucial skill or a key employee has suddenly disappeared on v...

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Improving work performance is an easy way to save money and increase productivity without a need of making big changes in the organization. Using an automated time tracker can help startups, small companies, and big enterprises with managing employees' attendance and time that people spend on working.

On May 14th, 2019, the European Union's highest court created the rule which says that all e...

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An unscheduled leave can be a dwelling killer of a company's performance. Digital leave management system (or a time off manager) is the most convenient and reliable way the HR department can tackle this issue.

The practice of skipping a day of work or school without a good reason is nearly as old as duties are. On the other hand though, with the big data revolution and the new ways to track...

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Team building is an important part of taking care of the atmosphere in the organization. As research shows, companies and startups which regularly conduct team-building meetings have seen an increase in employees' productivity. But not every subordinate wants to participate in that kind of integration activity.

Find out why team-building exercises are so important and choose the best way to en...

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With the sudden popularity of remote work (significantly boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic) companies faced a new challenge – building and retaining the team spirit among people working in their pajamas. With these 19 team building games for remote teams, the challenge can be tackled easily.

Eurostat data indicates that the number of remote employees is rising every year – from 5.2% in 2009 to...

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The pandemic of COVID-19 triggered a fundamental shift in the approach toward teleworking or remote work. During the lockdown four of ten employees in the EU were working from home - a thing unimaginable a quarter before.

The early estimates done by the Eurofund suggest that up to 40% of all EU-based workforce switched into the remote mode. Before the pandemic, only about 15% of all workforce...

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In the classic industrial paradigm, taking a break from work was a necessary evil rather than a key component of keeping the employee productive. With the modern approach and a slide toward creative and analytical work instead of repetitive manual labor, taking breaks can be a life-saver, or at least, a productivity booster.

When thinking about breaks during the work, there is an imminent conf...

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Efficient work time management is a very desirable skill in the job market, especially in the case of remote employees, which number – due to the coronavirus pandemic – increased much in the last few months. Knowing how to plan a work schedule and managing it in the way to achieve the best results are qualities that every valuable employee should possess. Check how the Pomodoro technique can...

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In times when the coronavirus pandemic is still going on many companies and startups decide to go back to the offices. It is the result of the nature of the organization and to the psychological comfort of employees.

For many people who usually work in the office, remote work can be tiring. Due to the Eurostat report, in 2020, the percentage of people working remotely increased by almost 40% b...

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