Alex Walloschke

Hurray! The EU passes time tracking legislation!

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Wait…what? That’s right. In a recent European Court of Justice ruling, all companies in the European Union must track their employee’s working hours. This may seem archaic to some of you given flextime, home office days and more generally the culture of freelance work. But don’t forget that although punching in and out may no […]

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Can We Be Friends?

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Some of you may go to your jobs and mind your own business, plugging away until the clock strikes six and it’s time to go home. If you’re that person, there’s no shame in that, after all you’ve got lots of work to do! So many deadlines and phone calls to field. Those emails are

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Team Time Tracking or Team Not Time Tracking: The Modern Workforce Debate

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Time tracking has been a recent-esque development in the past 5 years. If you’re unfamiliar with this particular work tool, time trackers theoretically aim to support company productivity by having employees use an daily timer whilst working on various projects. Think of the old-fashioned punch cards that employees would use every morning and evening to

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According to Harvard Business, Here are Best-Performing CEO Traits

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Judging leaders by their long-term results, rather than short-term hype is the most-common sense solution when analyzing how effective CEOs are in their positions. Harvard Business Review’s 2016 ranking of the 100 Top Performing CEOs has incorporated new metrics and tools to measure executives’ performance, adding 33 new CEOs to the list, having 30 CEOs

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Rules of Engagement: How Managers Should(n’t) Work with Freelancers

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If you’re leading a company with employees, it can’t be that different when working freelancers, right? A common misconception is that freelancers are just like employees and thus, can be treated the same. But while employees can duck into the employee kitchen to avoid a bad boss, freelancers can simply stop working with clients. A

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Meet ‘n Greet the Next Gen in HR Tech: Eynat Guez, CEO of Papaya Global

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Here at absence.io, we prepare our clients—which range from legacy companies, governments, to startups—to easily manage planned and unplanned absences. Beyond our snazzy tech, we’re committed to providing talent managers and business owners key insights into the future of work and people management. Because bringing out the best people takes work. And the right tools.

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This Habit Could Ruin Your Career and Cost Your Company

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We tend to think of perfectionism in a more positive light than not. Mistakenly, both employees and employers fall into this train of thought: “My perfectionism produces better results”. But the science shows otherwise. Dr. Brené Brown, famed TED speaker and a professor specializing in the research of shame and vulnerability says that perfectionism is

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Conflict Transformation: How to Stay Authentic Whilst Disagreeing in the Workplace

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Politics. Conflict. Workplace. Oh my. You share a desk with the work colleague who makes fun of Asian features. Your boss has hung a poster of a “Black Lives Matter” on his office door and rolls his eyes when newbies ask about the movement. Sometimes you lean towards visa quotes for certain countries, but your

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Absence Management – How to Survive the 21st Century

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The old school way tracking people and their absences probably meant a stone and hammer. Absence management in the 21st century has come a long way…and yet, not. Some companies have barely upgraded beyond ye olde paper and pen. Their bottom line is missing out. In the early 20th century, workers would “punch in” at

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People Confess What Their Best Job Ever Was – No Mention of a Corner Office

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What’s really the best job ever? Does it involve a company car, the corner office, your own assistant, or your own hefty bank account? A few users on Reddit named what their favorite jobs have been. From pizza delivery guy to a bouncer, there’s little mention of a Benz or a Central Park View. According to

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If You Hire, Then You Need to Know These 10 Lines from the Modern Day Peter Drucker

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If you hire people, manage people, or talk to people on a daily basis, then Adam Grant is your patron saint. He may be a management guru and an esteemed Wharton professor, but his expertise in organizational psychology remains applicable to anyone in the modern workplace. Fortune 500 executives and industry leaders listen to Grant’s

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