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10 Reasons Effective Communication Within Your Company is Critical

The style of communication used by a business, whether formal or informal, is determined by company culture. The shared values, attitudes, and actions of a company and its employees define company culture. The culture affects the way team members interact with customers and with each other. It also determines how decisions are made and communicated.  […]

7 Communication Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace 

James Humes, a speechwriter for five U.S. Presidents, once described the art of communication as “the language of leadership.” In the workplace, use language to build an environment of transparency that makes every team member feel informed about the business and understand how company decisions will affect their role. Transparent communication builds trust, and studies […]



The Benefits of Using Time & Billing Software for Accountants

According to a report by Market Research Future, the U.S. loses around 50 million hours in productivity each day due to unrecorded work activities. This becomes an even bigger problem when your business relies on billing clients. While it’s a good idea for all organizations to see how their team members’ time is being spent, […]

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What is Return on Investment (ROI) When Investing in Workforce Productivity Software?

You might think that workforce productivity software (also known as workforce management software) will help your organization save money through greater efficiency, but how can you know for sure? Use this guide to help steer your decision and make a business case for your leadership team to adopt workforce productivity software. What Is Workforce Productivity […]

How Workforce Management Software Affects Employee Experience and Satisfaction

Aside from ushering in a higher ROI, adopting workforce management software can promote team members’: Engagement Motivation Morale Efficiency Satisfaction Sense of purpose It’s critical to keep your team members engaged to retain top talent, which can be especially challenging in the job seeker’s market, propelled by the popularity of remote work. One worthwhile way […]

Can Employee Management Software Help With Retention?

Employee retention is top of mind for many industries these days, but it’s especially important for organizations in the financial and professional services industry. According to LinkedIn, professional services – including the nation’s largest accounting firms – have a turnover rate of 13.4%, the highest of any industry. In comparison, the national average turnover rate […]

How to Prepare Your Team to Implement a New Workforce Management Solution

Strategic workforce planning leads to better business, HR, and talent outcomes – but only if your workforce adopts the planning tools that make those outcomes possible. User acceptance is a key metric measuring adoption. Once you’ve figured out the technical (e.g., features, functions), cost, and compliance complexities of implementing new workforce management software, clients are […]

How an All-in-One Workforce Management Software Can Increase Productivity

The average large company uses 80 applications just to manage HR and administrative tasks. These tools are often used to: Track time Manage projects Analyze business processes Improve communication And much more While these functions are necessary, there are often headaches created by a lack of integration between management software, such as information not syncing […]

How Tracking Work in Real Time Can Reduce Burdensome Administrative Tasks for Professionals

Office employees spend over half of their workdays managing administrative tasks and coordinating. This “busy work” manifests in tasks like: Hunting down information and documents Chasing down project status updates Communicating with others about the status of tasks & projects Transitioning between multiple software platforms This means professionals spend an equivalent of six full working […]

How To Ensure Transparency and Accountability Through Project Management

Keep reading for tips and techniques to help lead a remote, hybrid, and onsite team, including how you can use coAmplifi’s project management features to create a culture of transparency and accountability. Establish Clear Goals and Objectives Transparency in project management begins with clear goals and objectives. This means defining a project’s scope, deliverables, milestones, […]

How a Workforce Management (WFM) System Can Help With Tracking and Documenting Time

Manual time-tracking with punch cards or handwritten time sheets/time cards is time-consuming and prone to errors. Time theft may occur through inaccurate or falsified reporting (e.g., buddy-punching is easier with manual time-tracking). The problem increases exponentially for a blended remote, hybrid, and on-site workforce. End-to-end time-tracking process can be automated with a reliable Workforce Management […]

How To Measure The Success of Your Team’s Collaboration With a Workforce Management System

Digital collaboration tools include a wide range of technology. Video conferencing, instant messaging, and project management solutions contribute to productivity. A workforce management system is a single software platform that combines these key workforce functionalities. Many companies have deployed workforce management systems to support team collaboration, hoping that everyone will find it easy to meet, […]

How To Encourage Time Tracking Whether Working Onsite, Hybrid, or Remote

According to McKinsey’s American Opportunity Survey, 58 percent of Americans now have a flexible schedule that allows them to work from home at least one day per week, while 35 percent have the option of working from home full-time. Remote and hybrid work presents unique challenges to management. Team communication can be difficult without face-to-face […]

The Benefits of Employee Management Software for Small Businesses

“The purpose of an employee management system is to help improve workforce productivity, identify ways to engage and retain talent and alleviate administrative burdens for HR professionals. Achieving greater efficiency through the use of technology can also help control costs and minimize compliance risks,” according to payroll services provider ADP. Accurate Time and Attendance Tracking […]

Why Your Organization Needs All-In-One Workforce Management Software: Benefits and Features to Look For

This is where all-in-one workforce management software like coAmplifi comes into play, offering a comprehensive solution for organizations to streamline their operations working in blended remote, hybrid, and onsite work arrangements. The Future of Work in an Ever-Changing Work Environment We’re now living in the work-from-anywhere era where many team members want to avoid being […]

Workforce Management Software: Types, Key Features & Benefits

People are one of the most important resources for any business, no matter what industry. Workforce management, which refers to the strategic use of a company’s workforce, focuses on optimizing an organization’s most treasured resource – its workforce – in support of performance excellence. Goals of Workforce Management Workforce management refers to the strategic use […]

What Does Project Management Software Do, and Why It Is Useful?

Several types of project management software are available, so it’s important to find the one that’s right for you and your team. Project Management Software Features One of the primary objectives of project management software is increasing productivity by automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks. Another aim is to use data analytics to deliver meaningful project […]

Why Investing in Business Computer Software Is Crucial In the Modern Day Workplace

For many organizations, getting a growing collection of apps to talk to each other is a major problem, mainly when different teams use different software solutions. Most applications are unconnected, creating isolated islands of information. James Gamble of Atlanta Ventures has discussed – Despite the increase in fast communication and widespread connectivity, ‘silos’ often emerge. […]

How To Effectively Measure & Track Employee Productivity Using An Employee Productivity Platform

This software typically includes time tracking and compliance tools, timesheet creation, task management, and other common workplace functions. The data provided by an employee productivity platform can be used to monitor performance and measure progress toward goals. Here are some ways you can use an employee productivity platform to measure and track productivity. 1. Setting […]

Hourly (non-exempt) versus Salary (exempt): Why You Should Know the Difference

Employers must understand the legal ramifications of classifying a position as hourly (non-exempt) or salary (exempt) because of associated wage & hour compliance requirements. Non-exempt and exempt jobs are defined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and may also be defined by applicable State laws. Definition of Hourly (Non-Exempt) Hourly jobs pay an […]

What is Labor Management Partnership & Relations in the Workplace?

This article defines positive labor relations, labor management partnership, and explains how they benefit the workplace. What are Positive Labor Relations? Positive labor relations are the relationships between a company’s employees, their respective union, and management working together towards common goals. It includes terms and conditions of employment, and following collective bargaining, is reduced to […]

Tips For Better Communication When Working Onsite, Hybrid, and Remote

The transition to remote and hybrid work environments (in addition to on-site) makes open communication more critical than ever. Many managers struggle with the change to online communication. Fortunately, companies that support telecommuting have learned how to manage communication effectively with remote teams. Here are a few tips. Set Communication Expectations Remote & hybrid employees […]

The Ultimate Guide to Program Management

Project vs. Program Management The difference between project and program management boils down to the difference between projects and programs. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), “A program is a group of related projects managed in a coordinated manner to realize benefits not available from managing them individually. Program management is the application of […]

5 Ways to Continuously Improve Your Business Tools with Workforce Management Software

The pandemic crisis forced many companies to implement quick solutions for remote work, turning to SaaS tools for online communication, collaboration, and security. The number of tools put into use skyrocketed. According to Okta, a software security company, organizations with over 2,000 employees used an average of 187 business apps in 2021, while smaller organizations […]

Don’t Get Spooked By Dropping Retention Rates, Learn How to Manage for the Better

In 2021, over 47 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs. COVID-19 escalated the exodus from many industries, especially those involving customer service. As a result, businesses across the country have had to scale back operations because of employee shortages. Anyone involved in workforce management should be concerned. The pandemic can’t take all the blame for […]

Why One-on-One Meetings Can Be Beneficial

Many people associate workplace one-on-one meetings with criticism from managers and grievances from employees. This may be true in some organizations, but smart companies use regularly scheduled one-on-ones to build trust and rapport between management and employees. With workforce management systems automating many office operations, it’s more important than ever for managers to schedule time […]

Why You Should Never Work Through Lunch

What it Means to Work through Lunch Employees who work through lunch may seem more productive, but the habit takes a toll on morale. Studies have found that eating lunch alone can lead to social isolation and weight gain.  Staying at your desk through lunch, even if you’re surfing the internet or taking care of […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Boosting Productivity

Artificial intelligence and the associated technology known as machine learning (ML) are making their way into every industry. We’ve been told these technologies will change our lives, but what exactly are they? For those involved in manufacturing, how will they change the industry and boost productivity? Keep reading to find out. Definition of Artificial Intelligence […]

Why Flow Charts are Helpful for Project Tracking

In project management, flowcharts are used to represent a project’s workflow process from beginning to end. The visual depiction allows project stakeholders and team members to gain a quick overview of the steps needed for project completion. Seeing each step laid out gives the audience insight into the workflow process. Benefits of Project Management Flowcharts […]

Can Transparency Boost Productivity?

Benefits of transparent communication Transparent communication describes a work environment where both good and bad information is shared across all levels of the organization. This means it goes both up and down the organizational hierarchy. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, “Fostering a culture of innovation requires open, transparent communication. The information must […]

10 Applications Of AI Tools for Small Businesses

In a recent Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) survey of U.S. executives, 86% said AI was part of their mainstream technology in 2021. According to PwC, “AI is paying off in concrete ways, with benefits ranging from revenue growth to better decision-making and improved customer experiences.”  This blog will look at ten examples of how AI is […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Affecting the Future Workforce

According to a 2019 Gartner Artificial Intelligence survey, 17 percent of organizations were already using UI-based solutions for HR operations, and another 30 percent planned to do so by 2022. The reasons cited for making the change include cost savings, an improved employee experience, and support for data-based decision-making.  What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial intelligence […]

What is Workforce Management, and How Can It Help My Company? 

Workforce management systems were originated in call centers to increase efficiency. Once productivity increased through the systems and processes, other businesses and industries followed.  Today, workforce management is described as a framework that organizations can use to improve time management, forecast staffing requirements, ensure regulatory compliance and produce analytical data about employee skills, training, and […]

What are the Three Stages of Workforce Planning?

Human resource experts have identified various common stages for multiple types of workforce planning. While different experts may say there are three, four, or five stages, all seem to agree on the basic planning process: analyze the current supply of employee talent and come up with a prediction of future demand; identify the gap between […]

Top Workforce Management Trends in 2022

Employers who want to keep their best workers and attract new talent must pay attention to this year’s workforce management trends, or they may find themselves unprepared for the next wave of changes. “We’ve been living through the greatest workplace disruption in generations, and the level of volatility will not slow down in 2022,” says […]

How a Lack of Transparency Can Cost Your Organization

Recent studies show that organizations that are more transparent, especially with team members, experience increased engagement, better collaboration, and higher productivity. When everyone is working with the same information and a shared vision, the entire team feels more connected. What is Workplace Transparency?  Glassdoor, the employer review site, defines a transparent workplace as “an organization […]

Top Ways to Measure and Track Human Resources KPIs

The activities of many human resources organizations can be categorized into three areas: recruitment, compensation (including benefits), and employee engagement. KPIs in these categories are among those most often used by human resources, provided they’re relevant to the organization’s business goals. Recruitment KPIs Finding, interviewing, hiring and onboarding new employees is one of the most […]

5 Effective Time Management Tips

1. Start with SMART Goals Try setting some SMART goals if you find yourself looking at a long to-do list with no idea where to start. According to Norman Vincent Peale, an early advocate of positive thinking, “All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to […]

How to Create a Workforce Management Forecast That Works for Your Business

Workforce forecasting can bring many benefits to a business, including reducing the risk of staffing shortages, providing an understanding of your current staffing skill set, and streamlining your recruitment strategy based on your forecasted needs. According to the Society for HR Management: “There is now an approach for high-performance organizations to develop and sustain high-quality […]

How to Remain Healthy When Working an Office Job (Whether in an Office, Hybrid, or Work from Home)

Health Risks in the Office While everyone’s health status is different, as a general proposition, overall diet, exercise, nutrition, and other factors all contribute to overall health. Prolonged sitting is less healthy than a combination of exercise, regular movement, and some sitting. Having a regular exercise schedule outside of work doesn’t guarantee to be free […]

Best WFM Solutions – Workforce Management Software Features

What is Workforce Management Software (WFM)? Workforce Management (WFM) is a set of processes and management tools used to optimize workforce productivity through strategic human resource allocation and embedded processes. It includes software management solutions that automate key human resource functions, time tracking, scheduling, training, data collection, analytics, and forecasting.  Initially used in call centers to […]

Why Email Task Management is Important

What Does Email Task Management Entail? Email task management means you’re using your inbox to track and manage tasks, projects, and perhaps even larger programs. All the operations associated with task management, including setting deadlines and priorities and assigning tasks to other people, are managed via email software. Most basic email systems only support sending, […]

The Hawthorne Effect and Transparency in the Workplace

Many behavior experts believe that greater transparency in the workplace environment can bring about unintended changes in behavior due to a well-known psychological phenomenon known as the Hawthorne effect.  What is the Hawthorne Effect? The term Hawthorne effect refers to the results of studies of workplace behavior conducted by Harvard Business School professor Elton Mayo […]

How to Achieve Your Company’s Strategic Goals Through Alignment of Daily Activity

Your company may spend a lot of time defining, tracking, and evaluating strategic goals, but do you have a solid plan for achieving them? According to a survey reported in the Harvard Business Review, an estimated 67% of well-formulated business strategies fail. Many of these failures occur when management and team members lose sight of […]

What are the Six Most Important Aspects In a Project Management Software?

The practice of project management can be incredibly complex, with dozens or hundreds of tasks and dependencies needing to be tracked. Project management software tools have become so popular because of the support they provide in scheduling, organizing, and reporting on project workflows.  They can also improve team communication and collaboration.  When searching through all […]

10 Steps To Ensure You Won’t Miss Another Important Meeting

Whether held in person or online, face-to-face meetings offer the opportunity for like-minded people to come together for planning, brainstorming, and information sharing. When meetings are correctly planned, they can foster cooperation and lead to group solutions that meeting participants would not have arrived at on their own.  Planning a meeting and making sure all […]

Software That Will Improve the Work-Life Balance of Your Team Members

Your teams are not made up of robots, but of living humans whose well-being depends on satisfying other needs besides work. These needs may include family responsibilities, health issues, or personal development.  The difference in personal needs between team members means that work-life balance has many individual meanings. In general, work and personal lives are […]

How to Meet Deadlines Through Task Management

Prioritizing can be challenging when large, complicated projects that frequently change are involved. Project management software is excellent for tracking tasks for a deadline, but human input still needs prioritization. Being able to prioritize and manage tasks to hit a deadline in a dynamic work environment is a skill that takes time to master. The […]

Morale Killers at Work – 7 Management Mistakes to Avoid With Your Team

Since mid-level managers and team leaders can have a significant impact on workplace culture, they need to recognize and avoid behaviors that can undermine employee morale, decrease team member engagement, and contribute to team member turnover. Most managers don’t do this on purpose. Lack of experience and inadequate leadership training can lead to bad habits […]

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals to Foster Team Member Success

With more team members working remotely, individual, team, and departmental goal setting is more important than ever. Focusing on goals can make everyone more productive and successful, providing the goals are measurable and aligned with a company’s overall business objectives. One of the biggest challenges for managers is setting common goals for team members who […]

Avoid These Common Employee Performance Review Mistakes

Performance reviews are an essential part of organizational and individual productivity, focused on a review of team member performance. When properly given, they can boost communication, engagement, and productivity. When mistakes are made, the negative impact can lead to a team member becoming disconnected and looking for work elsewhere. Conducting team member reviews is one […]