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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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There are few activities a company can engage in that are more important than team building. While each individual in a company is responsible for his or her own work and productivity at the end of the day, fostering a team-like atmosphere can make the working environment more pleasant and more engaging, and thereby more productive.

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Public holidays are usually to honor important historical dates or the religious traditions of specific countries. But sometimes the reasons behind them can be quite surprising for non-citizens! Which countries celebrate a coming of age day? Is January 1st a day off throughout the entire globe? Which nationality is lucky enough to have the greatest number of days off annually? Let’s look at 5 interesting things about public holidays worldwide!

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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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In an ideal world, you’d get the best out of every employee on a daily basis. Fortunately, you can! Well, just about, anyway. The secret lies in your ability to keep employees engaged. While it’s normal for workers to have an “off-day” every now and then, Gallup research finds that engaged employees are 21 percent more productive than disengaged employees.

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We published a post about the pros and cons of unlimited Time Off based on our customers' experience. In this article, we would like to present 5 tips for the successful implementation of unlimited PTO in your company.

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Nowadays, companies no longer have as much time to deal with the operation of the paper system. Managers need immediate access to reports, preferably in real-time. They also want to have access to information from anywhere – on laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices. So how do you meet their needs?

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Unlimited vacation policy is becoming more and more popular in the USA. World-famous companies such as Netflix and Kickstarter have introduced this policy in their branches some time ago. Is this solution effective? We asked Calamari customers about their experience with an unlimited PTO policy to find out the details. Here is what we have learned!

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Accurate tracking of the time and attendance of employees is a very essential part of any small and large business — but is more especially important for starting businesses. Unfortunately, though, not all business owners have realized this.

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