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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What makes a new business become a success? Twenty years ago Bill Gross started Idealab. He helped launch over 150 start-ups, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]