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5 Ways An Employee Schedule Maker App Boosts Productivity

August 10, 2016 / By Zip Schedules / In Zip Schedules

5 Ways An Employee Schedule Maker App Boosts Productivity

Poor employee scheduling can easily bring down even the most established business in the market today, and it is consequently a great concern for all business managers out there – learn the 5 ways a schedule maker app increases productivity at the workplace.

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The Top 10 Small Business Apps for iPhone or Android

August 02, 2016 / By Zip Schedules / In Zip Schedules

The Top 10 Small Business Apps for iPhone or Android

Small business apps are one of the most valuable tools that any small business owner can take advantage of. Because let’s face it, our smartphones are our lifelines and for small business owners, a smartphone can be way more than just a way to keep track of meetings and deadlines.

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How to Write an Employee Manual: 20 Step Guide

July 21, 2016 / By Zip Schedules / In Zip Schedules

How to Write an Employee Manual: 20 Step Guide

Regardless of the size or scope of your business, crafting a detailed employee handbook is of vital importance to your company, whether you have 2 employees or 200. While there are no specific state or federal laws that mandate the use of an employee handbook, these manuals can go a long way in communicating with your employees and legally safeguarding you and your business. An employee handbook is the best way to communicate your expectations to your staff. Without one, most rules and expectations are delivered via word-of-mouth, which leaves a lot up to interpretation – and misunderstandings. With our 20 step guide to writing an employee handbook, you’ll be well on your way to creating a meaningful document for both you and your employees.

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5 Simple Tricks to Increase Workplace Communication

July 20, 2016 / By Zip Schedules / In Zip Schedules

5 Simple Tricks to Increase Workplace Communication

Why Workplace Communication is So Important

Workplace communication is one of the most important tools for optimal relationships between co-workers and overall business success. Workplace communication can also benefit customers, business repertoire, and it’s vital to maintaining a healthy work staff to reduce staff turnover rates.

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3 Reasons A Work Schedule App Protects You From Labor Violations

July 15, 2016 / By Zip Schedules / In Zip Schedules

3 Reasons A Work Schedule App Protects You From Labor Violations

If you already own or manage a bar and food business, or you are thinking of venturing into the sector, you must always keep the labor laws of your state at your fingertips or you will soon be parting with hefty fines, or worse, end up in jail. If you already have a work schedule app from Zip Schedules, you don’t have to worry about violating the rights of your employees because the application or software takes such laws into consideration every time you make a new schedule. This means that our work schedule app will let you know if you are violating any laws, such as shift scheduling too many hours to an employee, or making them start too early.

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