The Small Business Huddle

A blog with expert advice, tips, and guides to help you reduce operational costs, increase productivity, and keep your employees engaged and happy.
Construction Safety Products: Your Must Have List

Construction Safety Products: Everything You Need to Know

You don’t need to hear from me that construction work is dangerous – you already know it. What you might not know, is that the number of fatalities in the construction industry is the highest compared to all other industries (if you exclude motorway accidents prevalent across all fields of industry). Not only that, the death […]

EAP (Employee Assistance Program): An In-depth Guide

Let’s focus on a growing trend in the workforce today, EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Maybe you have heard of it and maybe you haven’t, either way, there are many benefits to implementing such a program. The biggest reason: to help your employees. So let’s get down to what it is, how it works and what […]

Top 10 Workforce Management Software Solutions

Time is money. And don’t we know it. Mistakes can cost you, big time. What you need is a solution that helps reduce errors and automate your work. So what’s the answer? A workforce management software! What is Workforce Management Software (WFMS)? Workforce management software deals with job scheduling and tracking your workforce. The end […]

The Most Common Employee Scheduling Problems and Their Solutions

It started out just being you. Things were hard but at least they were simple. But now, you have a fully grown business to run. With budgets, vendors, and most of all, employees. Most business owners will tell you that there’s no greater impediment to growth than your employees. It’s not to say that your […]

How Nike Canada ‘Just Did It’ in Under 30 days (Case Study)

It’s no secret that the retail industry is a cost conscious industry so making the choice to subscribe to an online, mobile employee app isn’t an easy choice. That’s why we asked Tomer Czapnik, who heads Nike Canada partner stores, what was the trigger for using Connecteam, the all-in-one employee app? “In my former company […]

Workplace Democracy: What Is It and How Can You Create It?

There seems to be a new “hot topic” that many business owners are taking note of – workplace democracy. But what is it really and why should we care? Well, that’s what we aim to answer. What is workplace democracy? It is when democratic practices are put into action in the workplace, like voting, debate […]

23 Great Behavioral Interview Questions to Ask In An Interview

What’s a behavioral interview? It is an interview where the questions asked require the candidate to share examples of specific situations they were in and had to use certain skills to get the job done. Basically, it is how you prove that your past work ensures you are capable of doing the same for your […]

9 Clever Employee Retention Strategies in 2019

Employee turnover costs you big time, and we’re not just talking about the dollar amount. We also mean the ramifications the entire office and workforce feel when your shining star exits. However, if we’re only focusing on the costs, a 2017 study found that turnover costs employers $15,000 per worker. With numbers like that, employee […]

SodaStream, the No. 1 sparkling water brand, chose Connecteam as its all-in-one employee App (Case Study)

Maybe you came across Sodastream’s famous Game of Thrones commercial, or perhaps you read somewhere that it was recently acquired by Pepsico for more than $3.2 billion. In either case, SodaStream is a manufacturing company facing many challenges when it comes to managing its workforce, and it chose Connecteam to help it overcome those hurdles. […]

The 10 Best Change Management Activities

It’s a bit cliche, but true nonetheless: ‘Change is the only constant’. If you’re looking to run a successful business in a dynamic, consumer-driven and globally competitive market, this zen-like motivational poster quote should be your mantra. Today, change management in your organization is not just your ticket to success. it’s also the way to […]

How FOX Group Reduced Communication Costs by 90% (Case Study)

In the retail industry? Here’s how FOX Group saved 90% of its communication budget FOX Group is a publicly listed company with a sales floor area which covers approximately 200,000 square meters, in 637 different stores and over 7,600 employees. Under its umbrella, you’ll find globally recognized brands such as American Eagle, MANGO, BILLABONG, CHILDREN’S […]

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