Starting a business is not easy…
That’s why a lot of start-ups fail in the first couple of years. So it only make sense to use as many tools as possible to make running your business easier.
Especially a business with a growing number of employees.
So we outlined some of the many apps that are out on the market to help you. The following apps are among the best to increase productivity and manage your employees:
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It might seem a tad old fashioned to have your employees punch in and out of work, but it can be helpful from an organizational perspective. Labor Time Tracker is a good substitute for physical time sheets. This app costs $4.95 a month for each employee and they punch their hours on virtual cards. It helps you to effortlessly see who is out and who is working, as well as easily track overtime.
Trello is one of the many apps on the market to help business owners stay organized. It allows business owners to add employees to tasks and to-do lists. This makes it easy for everybody in the organization to remain on the same page as everyone is able to see tasks and deadlines. You can also directly message employees about a specific task all within Trello.
TribeHR ranks among the finest human-resources apps available. Even more importantly, it’s affordable – just $2 a month for each user. The app allows business owners to monitor employee time off, schedule performance evaluations, manage recruiting efforts, and update employee profiles. In a nutshell, it does just about everything you’d expect a full-fledged human-resources department to do at a portion of the cost.
In the current economy it is difficult enough to build a small business. Make your life easier by utilizing the many apps on the market that are built to help small business owners keep things organized.
This free, cloud-based, file-storing service lets you bring your photos, docs and videos anywhere and share them easily with your laptop or mobile device. No more danger from the blue screen of death with this app. Move all your files to the cloud so you can access them from any device, anywhere. You can also interface with your team to share files, which provides great version control and cuts down on e-mail.
An essential app for tracking flight information, FlightTrack Pro has proven more accurate than any other source and gives information in real time—often before that same info is provided by the flight crew. This $10 app makes just about every conceivable flight detail available. Add a flight and you’ll get departure and arrival times, airport code, terminals, gates, aircraft and status. And there’s no need to keep checking the app on the way to the airport; it’ll alert you as departure time nears. Its only drawback is that it’s currently available only on Apple devices.
Billed as a “collaborative information manager,” Asana is a simple and intuitive alternative to complicated work management software. Asana allows users to manage not only work projects, but personal projects and events in one easy-to-navigate interface.
Microsoft Lync is a communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices. Lync provides a consistent instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync 2013 users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling communication with millions of people around the world
Remember the milk can help you and your company remember all of the days important details. The app will let you set and receive reminders via email, SMS and IM. And to minimize the total number of apps you’re running independently on a daily basis, Remember the Milk even works as an add-on to Google Calendar.
TrustCall from KoolSpan provides small businesses with a mobile phone encryption product. Easy to use, TrustCall transforms regular smartphones to “secure phones” within any organization. Now malicious third-party adversaries can’t intercept or eavesdrop on voice calls and SMS messages.
Are there any other tools out there to better manage employees?