Employee Workload: Why Are My Employees Not Hitting Targets?

One of the biggest challenges in running a small business is balancing the workload of your employees. Your employees are your most valuable asset. Making sure they are not overbooked and matching them up with projects and tasks that fit is a constant struggle. Dovico takes a lot of the guesswork out of resource allocation with Employee Workload. So, back to the title of this blog post: why are my employees not hitting targets? There…

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How Paid Time Off Brings Meaning Back to Work

Giving time meaning means to fully understand the impact of what you are doing in the present moment. When you don’t see the impact you’re making, time becomes expendable. Sometimes, you need a break to bring yourself back into that moment. Having paid time off from work certainly goes a long way in helping reconnect your impact with time. TAKEAWAYS Making time meaningful for employees means helping them achieve balance. In 2017, 40% of workers…

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Dovico Timesheet Updates & Fixes for September 2019

There is just something magical about the air in September. The weather is fantastic, there are new beginnings all around with school back in session and things just seem to fall into place after a summer of fun and hopefully some relaxation. We’re continually improving our software to bring you the best experience possible. Here’s a list of updates and fixes we’ve released in September 2019: Fixed (version 14): The proper error message will now…

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Organizational Psychology 101: The 6 Traits of Dynamic Company Culture

Your job is more than just a place to make money. You put time into your work, hoping that at some time, your efforts will make a meaningful impact. To make time at work meaningful, your community at work has to feel right. Organizational psychology has to be a priority and a commitment to the six traits of dynamic company culture. Key takeaways: 71% of employees are not engaged in their work. Bad company culture…

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Adapt to Change: Help Your Team with Resource Allocation

Your business can either live to change or change to live. You always have the choice over how you approach change, but you don’t have the choice to change. Transitions are still going to happen and learning how to adapt to change is crucial to long term success.  Gaining the ability to adapt to change in a business environment comes from preparation and knowledge. Having tools in place that give you a better picture of…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Gerard Gallant?

Who’s Gerard Gallant? If I were asked to describe Gerard in one word, it would be “conviction.” I wanted to ensure that I was thinking of the right word so I searched for the definition of conviction, and it felt right. But by Google’s standards, the word “conviction” is outdated, so I searched for synonyms. The words that I found matched Gerard to a tee: confident, faith and principle. Gerard, our software architect and senior…

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Getting in the Habit: How to Make Entering Time Easy

People depend on you, at work, at home and in your friendships. You’re always counted on to deliver something of value to your relationships. How you deliver comes down to the habits that you have -both good and bad. Getting into a good habit is sometimes just as hard as getting out of a bad one. One of your many responsibilities at work may be to enter your working time on a timesheet. This work…

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Dovico Timesheet Updates & Fixes for August 2019

Whoa! Where’s the summer going? Are we already talking about back-to-school? Yikes! Enjoy what’s left! We’re continually improving our software to bring you the best experience possible. Here’s a list of updates and fixes we’ve released in August 2019: Fixed (version 14): Projects marked as complete will no longer show up in the list of available projects when creating/editing an expense sheet. Fixed (version 14): Approvers will no longer receive multiple duplicate email notifications to…

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Excel Timesheet: When is it time to Find an Alternative?

It’s natural to look to Excel or even Google Sheets for your timekeeping needs. Both options are relatively free and easily adaptable. The functionality within either spreadsheet apps lends perfectly to record and report time spent working on client projects. There are many free timesheet templates available all over the internet to give you a headstart on ramping up your timesheet solution. So, perhaps you’ve already discovered the beauty of tracking time on a spreadsheet…

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7 Lessons You Can Use to Grow a Business That Lasts

In today’s lightning-fast consumer-driven economy, organizational loyalty often takes a back seat to bigger paycheques and higher profits. Companies rise and fall; startups are sold. The average lifespan of an S&P Company used to be 60 years in the 1950s, now, it’s down to 20. CEO’s of startups are planning their exits before they even enter the front door. That’s not you; a quick exit doesn’t interest you. Your goal is to grow a business…

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Timekeeping and DCAA: What you need to know

There isn’t a word that sucks the life out of a party more than “compliance.” It’s especially true if that party is the one being thrown by your team after securing that lucrative DoD (Department of Defence) contract. Here’s what you need to know about timekeeping and DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency). Yay! You did it! You secured that government contract! Now, you need to comply! Ohhh The party is over, it’s time to get…

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