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 […]

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 […]

When are your busy periods?

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Many companies have a seasonal business model where they get extremely busy during specific periods throughout the year but are generally quiet at other periods. It is sometimes necessary for those companies to restrict the number of employees that can be off at any one time during those periods and thankfully LeaveWizard can support this […]

Do you spend too much time calculating holiday pro-rata?

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I was “surfing the internet” the other day (is that still a term or should it be browsing nowadays?) and I came across this old forum post: http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/threads/working-out-pro-rata-holiday-entitlement.40995/. The TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) version is that a lady is struggling to understand how to calculate the pro-rata holiday entitlement for one of her new […]

Are spreadsheets the right tool for leave management?

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Excel is a great application, it is really powerful and can be used to solve a large number of problems for any business. When it comes to managing holidays within a company a typical scenario is that you say to yourself (or someone else in your company says) “I just need to create a small […]

How often do you pivot?

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In the Lean Startup world the term pivot is used a lot when talking about a change in the direction that a product is taking – what starts off as product A may pivot into product B and end up serving a entirely different customer base. Another area where the term pivot is used is […]