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The attempt to predict the future in the Covid era is a risky business. But it shouldn’t stop us from trying. The data shows clearly that technology will dominate the HR landscape in 2022. Keep reading to know more!

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The pandemic, lockdowns, and technological advancements have transformed the working landscape. With the rise of hybrid work models, new questions arise and time tracking can be a surprisingly good answer.

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Keeping the time track in the online spreadsheet is a natural pick for a company that has not done it before. There are both pros and cons of this solution.

Tracking working time is a crucial part of multiple business activities. It supports invoicing, helps to keep an eye on productivity, and delivers knowledge of immense importance.

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Behind a friendly-sounding term of “buddy punching” looms a fraud that menaces multiple companies, causes millions of dollars of losses and reinforces the stereotype that there is a constant distrust between the employees and employers. And the practice roots to the razor-sharp wits of Halbert Powers Gillette.

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Being late to work seems harmless – until it actually harms the company, either by abandoning the workplace for too long or by destroying the morale of the team. Calamari delivers comprehensive tools to manage the challenge before it bursts.

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The pandemic was a world-changing event, transforming whole industries and bringing new habits to society and the work world. One of the most important changes in the popularity of remote work and a new model of operating for countless companies around the world.

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Every US company is obliged to track the time of the employees to stay compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act from 1938. But there is much more than the time tracking in the act.

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Time and attendance tracking is usually shown as beneficial both for the employee and the employer, with the former being fairly waged and the latter having clear information about performance and productivity, not to mention both parties being protected from abuse. Yet there is another, even more, important reason to track time – compliance.

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High-tech companies sometimes face the temptation to not use an external, cloud-based tool, but to build their own tool, developed in the way it should be and tailored to every need. It is a much worse idea than one would expect at first glance.

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The COVID-19 pandemic encouraged multiple companies to implement HR management and time tracking systems. While the lockdowns are currently sealed off and the risk of pandemics appears to be mitigated by vaccinations, one should not abandon the implemented time tracking system so easily.

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Modern attendance tracking systems like Calamari provide both employees and employers with mobile time clock apps. And they do that for a reason - from improving the employee experience to bringing more accuracy to the company time tracking system.

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There are currently 417 solutions for time and attendance tracking available on Capterra. While Calamari clearly stands out from the crowd (averaging 4.7 of 5 gathered from 375 reviews), there are multiple other options available.

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Choosing the right attendance tracking and leave management software isn't easy. Even if from the HR specialist's point of view the solution is great, they have to find the right argument to convince the CEO to invest in it.

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Delivering a connected work environment is one of the most popular ways to improve productivity. Google-delivered G Suite is one of the most popular business tools and it can get boosted further by supporting it with powerful Human Resources software.

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Slack is one of the most popular business tools in the modern world. One of its greatest advantages is a rich library of add-ons that enrich the basic functionalities of the app. Time tracking apps are among the most popular plugins and picking the best one is not an easy task.

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Increasing employees engagement with proven motivation methods and rewarding employees with Calamari HR management software

Motivating employees and taking care of work efficiency, employees engagement, and good atmosphere is part of HR team responsibilities. Making employees well motivated is a key to achieving better work performance.

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Slack is undoubtedly a bloodstream of multiple modern companies. One of the key strengths of the app is a rich library of integrations that transform a simple chat into a company-wide hub and time tracking is one of the most convenient integrations existing.

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Companies have a plethora of possibilities when it comes to outsourcing software development teams. The key is in finding the right fit and tracking the performance and overall effectiveness of the chosen team.

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Hiring offshore developers can be a great way to boost the company’s competitiveness and deliver high-quality software for a decent price. Yet there is always a concern about the productivity of the team far away. How to ensure the job is done in the fastest way possible?

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The availability of teachers and lecturers is highly volatile now, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But tacking the challenge of ensuring the operations of the school or university in times of pandemic is only one of the multiple benefits of leave and attendance management software.

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Universities and colleges are institutions extremely reliable on their staff. The knowledge of teachers and the passion of researchers are fuelling the position and the development of a particular Institution. That’s why it is crucial to find a fair time and attendance tracking software, to keep both the university and the staff secure and fair.

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With the punch cards and magnetic time cards being usually associated with employee clock in and clock out systems one may think that using a mobile app is an unnecessary fancy gadget. And that can be the reason behind a huge frustration that would be easy to avoid.

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When thinking about the clock in clock out software, it is easy to overlook the simplest ways to make this software useful and employee friendly. To make the introduction of the system the easiest possible, there are seven good rules to follow.

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With all advantages and disadvantages of offshore teams, there is always a great deal of uncertainty during the cooperation between companies. This guide shows how to communicate with and manage an offshore team to avoid common mistakes and misconceptions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 help your employees in effective work time management.

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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.

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After a few months of remote working due to a coronavirus pandemic, it is time to return to the offices. Companies need to adapt workspaces to safety requirements. How to prepare employees for returning to the offices and ensure their safety?

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Arriving a few minutes late appears to be harmless, especially if the reason justifies it. Yet a regular skipping a first quarter of morning work can bring harsh consequences for business, that reach beyond hours of particular employee’s productivity.

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We all do receive a lot of emails. Too many emails. If you are a type of HR manager who likes to keep the inbox out of any unnecessary messages, you should give a try to Calamari Slack module. It lets you manage time-off requests, breaks, absences, and presence by not leaving the Slack channel. How is it possible and how does it work? And why is it even worth your attention? Read below!

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The popularity of remote work and digital nomads phenomenon is rising. At the same time, digital nomadism id getting more and more heard of around the world. In our previous article on the digital revolution in job models, we talked about this trend and we showed its advantages. However, if you are thinking about introducing such a work model and employing remote employees, you must prepare yourself.

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Beacons – a term that has entered the world of innovative companies with a big BANG! The ability to track people's behavior in a confined space has excited global marketers to the limit. However, so far the potential of beacons is mainly associated with retail. But are you sure?

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