Five Ways for Self-Employed People Not to Miss Christmas

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Decorate the Christmas tree without the rush this year!

How to manage Christmas when you’re self-employed Christmas is coming and when you are self-employed it can be hard to unwind and enjoy the festivities. We’ve even heard of one self-employed delivery sled driver who works a night shift every Christmas Eve, making millions of deliveries. What’s different? Without the security of paid holidays, or […]

What factors matter most for company success?

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Twenty years ago Bill Gross started Idealab. He helped launch over 150 startups, and had over 45 of them either go public or be acquired. He got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. The startup organisation is one of the greatest forms to make the world a better place. If you take a […]

How do you deal with leave requests at a short notice?

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Leave requests at a short notice could cause some serious problems to your business when your day-to-day operation depends on employees being present. LeaveWizard provides a useful and conflict-free way to handle such situations. In today’s world, change has become the norm. We have learned to expect change and to adapt to it when it […]

5 TED talks every HR must watch

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In any business context, regardless of the products or services you offer, one rule applies across the board: people matter. When it comes to business success, your employees are your single most important resource – and one of the costliest, as well. Sometimes HR experts forget that they should not only find the most talented […]

Happy Holiday Season from the LeaveWizard team!

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​Last year, for Christmas, we sent out hundreds of hand made, signed, 2016 annual calendars to all of our customers. We received great feedback and we were grateful that we could make a few of you smile. I am sorry that we couldn’t do the same again. But this year, we wanted to do something […]

How to deal with an “oh crap!” situation with you SaaS product

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We recently moved our service to a new architecture which allows us to deploy changes several times per day with zero downtime as well as improving our service availability, scalability and performance. In two words – No brainer. As part of the move however we did encounter an incident which presented us with a huge challenge as […]

Is the entrepreneur within you ready for a challenge?

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How exciting! LeaveWizard is looking for a partner. What does it mean to be a partner at LeaveWizard? LeaveWizard is a modern global organisation built on many of the ideas presented by Peter Block in his book “Stewardship” – a nice summary can be found here http://keithdwalker.ca/wp-content/summaries/q-z/Stewardship.Block.pdf We also like being pragmatic, having structure as […]

A new look for your leave management tool

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We have some exciting news! We have been working with an expert user experience designer over the last couple of months to help us improve the look and feel of our application. While the work continues, we are now ready to release our fist “new look” version. ​The majority of changes in this first release […]

Employee absence – how does it impact your business?

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Absenteeism has always been a problem to business owners. In the US alone, absence costs an estimated $3,600 per year for a single employee. The is not so much caused by the employees being absent from work but by how effectively is the process being managed. Most business owners that are employers of labour don’t […]