It's About Time! The Journyx Blog

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

Monday Link Ups -- How to be a Certified Project Management Rockstar

Posted by Alyssa Scavetta on 6/1/15 2:40 PM

Happy Monday, all! The rain has finally slowed here in Austin, Texas, and it looks like a new wind is blowing, both here at Journyx HQ and in this great little city. With that, we're taking the time today to dole out our favorite project management blogs, resources and more to get fresh-faced project managers started or to even help the seasoned stay certified!

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Topics: Monday Link Ups, 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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