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Complications related to creating shift work schedules

At first, it seems that there is nothing easier than making an employee work schedule. All you have to do is input employee surnames into an Excel document, set a couple of parameters, variables, and press "Enter". In reality, things are a bit different. Creating daily чwork schedules, especially shift work schedules, for ...

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Workforce demand forecasting

We often face the notion of planning in our daily lives. Once a year we meticulously and thoroughly plan our trips, less often thinking about changing our workplace or celebrating anniversaries and wedding days. Of course, almost all of us plan how the monthly budget should be spent and how family funds are going to be distributed. ...

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Four frame model of successful time management

It seems that many of us are capable of distributing our time and the time of our employees properly and in a rational way. If that’s the case, why are we so often confronted with the lack of this prominent, valuable and sadly finite resource? At first, it seems that we do everything right: write down plans in our notebooks, m...

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Main leadership skills for top managers. Continuation

In the previous part of this article, we’ve talked about only a portion of leadership skills any good top manager should have. This part is going to discuss such character traits as a good sense of humor, curiosity, the ability to negotiate and delegate authority. Let’s begin.

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Main leadership skills for top managers

Everybody knows the old saying’ “People aren’t born good leaders, they become them”. Is this true and which leadership traits one has to possess in order to be a good top manager? We tried answering this question when writing this article.  Perhaps, all of us dreamed of becoming leaders and big bosses on...

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How to motivate remote staff workers

While people couldn’t dream of working remotely 10 years ago, nowadays every other company makes use of at least one remote employee. Big corporations and enterprises employ entire remote worker staffs, whose presence on office grounds is unrequired. PR managers, HR experts, copywriters, journalists, photographers, bloggers, a...

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Key techniques of effective employee communication

Relationships between employer and staff members are the basis of forming a microclimate in any organization. Many CEOs fail to learn the principles of effective employee communication and believe that they innately possess effective communication skills. Let's not forget that we live in ever-changing and dynamic times. The modern job mar...

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5 common management problems associated with projects scheduling

A company can not develop and become more profitable by placing all its fate in old business ideas and practices. Its management has to experiment with new concepts in order to adjust to the ever-changing market. Products and services can then be made based on those ideas. Sounds simple enough, but the reality is far more complicate...

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How to effortlessly adjust to a night shift schedule

Most workers have a regular Monday to Friday work week with typical 9 - 10 AM to  6 - 7 PM workday. However, this method of scheduling employees doesn’t suit organizations and companies that have to work round-the-clock: hospitals, call-centers, and fire departments, just to name a few.

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7 effective time management tips

We live in dynamic times with all of us constantly hurrying, having things to do, little time to think over important decisions and important things. Being hostages of extremely fast life, trying to keep our jobs and the respect of our colleagues, we have to juggle multiple things at once like some Julius Caesar. In a nutshell, he r...

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