It's About Time! The Journyx Blog

These 3 Companies Did Something Crazy That Finally Got Their Employees to Track Their Time

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 7/1/15 8:30 AM

One of the most difficult aspects of time tracking is actually getting employees to do it. The world over, time tracking often suffers from a negative and unfair stigma. Even in companies where no such stigma exists, many employees simply forget to track their time. There may be many reasons for this but, whatever the cause, the end result is the same: your company loses money.

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Topics: Business Tips

Monday Link Ups -- Declaring Independence from Bad Time Management Practices

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/29/15 11:56 AM

Time management can be a tricky business. For example, we recently published an infographic in which we surveyed our entire customer base. Examining the results, we found that 83 percent of our users say that simple cost tracking is vital to their every day business practices. Even moreso, in a recent survey by CareerHacker.com, they found that, "40% of all the unproductive work time goes to non-work related Internet surfing" and that 30 percent of time spent in the workplace went to things like personal businesses. 

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Topics: Insider, Monday Link Ups, Business Tips

Can a Smart Watch Actually Keep Your Time Management in Check?

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/24/15 8:30 AM

Few industries are as hot right now as the wearable technology market. Once the thing of science fiction, wearable computing was kicked off in earnest by the Pebble smartwatch. Earning the distinction of being “the most successful Kickstarter project to date,” Pebble raised over $10.2 million and quickly established itself as one of the best and most functional examples of wearable tech. In the wake of that success, other companies have brought competing watches to the market, perhaps most notably the Apple Watch.

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Topics: Business Tips

Monday Link Ups -- The Latest Trends to Enhance Your Company Culture

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/22/15 2:21 PM

Did you know that according to a recent survey, "64% of employees do not feel like they have a strong company culture", "only 21% of employees feel strongly valued at work", and that "peers and camraderie [moreso than money] are the number 1 reason employees go the extra mile"? 

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Topics: Insider, Microsoft Dynamics

How to Get Your Employees to Fill Out Their Timesheets, Pt. 1: One Timesheet in One Place

Posted by Meredith Zachritz on 6/18/15 9:01 AM

There are lots of reasons companies and organizations come to Journyx looking for a time tracking solution. Corporations consume time data in a variety of ways in a quest for efficient and effective management. Here are just a few examples:

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Topics: Insider, Business Tips

Why Productivity Apps are Finally Having their 15 Minutes

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/17/15 8:30 AM

In a market full of free apps, games and social media “experiences”, productivity apps accounted for approximately 60% of smartphone app revenue last year. Similarly, desktop-based productivity applications are seeing a resurgence in popularity as well, even changing how developers approach their customer base when mocking up code for new products.

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Topics: Business Tips

Monday Link Ups -- Our Top 3 Favorite Staffing Blogs

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/15/15 3:34 PM

Staffing professionals: the stake you play in the game of job placement in America is actually bigger than ever. According to the American Staffing Association, " More than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week..and during the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire more than 14 million temporary and contract employees." So today, we're serving up our top three staffing blogs so that you can stay in the know.

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Topics: Monday Link Ups

How a Little Feng Shui Can Change an Entire Office’s Workplace Habits

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/10/15 8:30 AM

Few things can have such an impact on our workplace habits as our surroundings. Quiet, peaceful, serene, relaxing—the right environment can be stimulating, fostering creative thinking and a productive workflow.

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Topics: Business Tips

Monday Link Ups -- Our Top 4 Finance Blogs

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/8/15 1:29 PM

In this country, it's not just important to have good financial sense, it's a requirement. Don't believe me? According to DailyFinance.com, "Only 40 percent of adults keep a budget and track their spending," and what's worse is that according to FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org, "Only 14% of baby boomers have a written retirement strategy," even though all the while, "there’s a $6.6 trillion gap between the pensions and retirement savings of U.S. households and what they should have to maintain their living standards in retirement – and the gap is growing."

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Topics: Monday Link Ups, Business Tips

How Time Tracking is Annoying, Yet Necessary

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/3/15 8:30 AM

Few topics inspire such a range of sentiment as time tracking. In the post-Snowden era, some people label it as the latest in a trend toward invasive monitoring. Others, especially managers and executives, view it as an essential application to the smooth and profitable operation of a business. Others, still, recognize the value of time tracking but struggle to find a method that works.

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Topics: Insider, Business Tips

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Our passion for time and expense tracking, project accounting, helping companies know their costs and improve profitability, and motivating people all over the world to invest their time wisely knows no bounds. Join us on our journey as we sift through these fascinating topics and more.

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