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.

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 […]

Top 10 Employee Engagement Software Solutions

You probably already know that employee engagement is key for employee motivation, satisfaction, a healthy working environment, and to boost productivity. It is also important to understand that it isn’t a one time task to check off your to-do list – instead, you need to employ engagement from the first day to the very last, […]

8 Best Trucking Dispatch Software Solutions

It’s not surprising that with so many different trucking dispatch software providers, it can be overwhelming to even search for the right solution. Everywhere you look, a trucking dispatch software solution guarantees to reduce costs and improve productivity, but how do you know what to look for? We don’t just list which solutions are the […]

Running an Operational Business? You Should Read This (Case Study)

Welcome to 2019, where smartphones are part of our day-to-day lives and of those of our employees. If you are running an ‘operational business’, it doesn’t matter if its focus is facility management, logistics, construction or services – you need to manage a big workforce on the field and your operational efficiency drives your bottom […]

What is Employee Turnover And How to Decrease Your Employee Turnover Rate

Let’s talk about employee turnover because it’s something all companies need to pay attention to. Turnover is when an employee leaves a company or has to be replaced. Some employee turnover is unavoidable, but if too many employees leave in a given period of time, it can completely ruin a company. Let’s not forget that […]

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