Time Keeping Methodology: Which Method Is Right for You?

If you’re in the business of selling time, time tracking software is a no-brainer tool to have. When it’s time to bill your clients for your efforts, collecting and calculating that time shouldn’t be an added pain. It’s essential to have a time management process in place and then match that to your timesheet software. If you’re looking for a place to start, here are some standard time-tracking methods. How do companies track employee time…

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Project Management 101: What is the Iron Triangle?

In project management, there’s a model called the project management triangle or iron triangle. To achieve quality with a project, project managers are constantly balancing scope, time and costs. These three constraints of a project make up the three corners, or sides of the triangle. Quality is at the center, and when one side is longer than the other, the symmetry of the triangle is disturbed, and thus quality is threatened. The three sides of…

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The Pomodoro Technique: How to Manage Your Work Time and Flow the Easy Way

How you spend your time determines the value that you place on it. We are all managers of time, and yet time often manages us. We want to do better, but coming up with a routine time management technique can be challenging. If you’re looking for a more efficient way to utilize your time during the workday, the simple Pomodoro Technique may become your new best friend. What is the Pomodoro Technique? The Pomodoro Technique…

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4 Reasons Why Employees Avoid Their Timesheets and How You Can Get Them Back

It’s one thing to have the right tool for the job; however, if nobody is using it, how legitimately good is it? Time tracking for billing is a no-brainer if you want to bill your clients accurately and confidently. It is not a complicated task, but to those who are most vital to this process, they may think otherwise. Here’s why employees may be avoiding their timesheet, and what you can do to help get…

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Throw Away the Paper: Download Free Google Sheets Expense Report Templates

It’s safe to say you arrived at this last page of the internet for a reason: You’re looking for a FREE solution to get your expense reports in order. Yes? Continue reading. I’ve got some help coming your way in the way of some free Google Sheets Expense Reports. No? I’m sorry that Google brought you here. However, the cosmos brought us together for a reason, check us out anyway. Expense reports can get quite…

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How to Get More From Your Timesheet Data

Timesheets are boring. Okay, let me backtrack, timesheets can be boring. Your employees generously entered their time into their timesheets. Then you took that time and reported on it to bill your clients. Now what? It’s just a timesheet! No, not really. Here are some benefits your timesheet data can give that you may not have thought about: Understand your project capacity: Knowing when to take on more As your small business grows, you see…

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How to Introduce a New Timesheet to Your Team

I don’t need to tell you that change is hard. Change at work is especially tough to deal with as we all get into daily habits that bring us some level of success. However, business needs change, and your office is in desperate need of a better timekeeping solution. Billing clients efficiently and accurately every month is a chore. You have to change your project time tracking process, but you know there will be opposition….

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Top 5 Useful Apps for Mechanical Engineers

We all need tools to do our jobs. The quality of the tool ultimately determines the quality of the work. Mechanical engineers require a high level of skill coupled with a wide array of tools both physically and virtually. There are many virtual tools out there for engineers, in this post I’ll highlight a few that help with the job at hand as well as maximizing the cost involved. But first, a little story. A…

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Timesheet During a Crisis

As a business community, if we’ve learned anything from the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, it’s that most of us weren’t prepared. What we do during the calm days prepares us for how we fare during the stormy days. If you’re a company that values time as a sellable commodity, then it’s time we talk about the REAL value of timesheets. Especially during stormy times like these. Selling time can be a very meticulous task. How thoroughly…

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5 Easy Steps to Tracking FFCRA Eligible Paid Leave

Challenging times call for extraordinary measures. With millions of American employees facing unplanned leave stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic, the US Government amended its current leave provisions. The goal of these changes is to help companies, which remain open, help their employees get through this without losing their income. Meticulously tracking your employees paid leave time is crucial to taking full advantage of the tax credits that you will need moving forward. On April 1st,…

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