What is Your Turnover Rate Telling You?

Overcoming today’s turnover challenges requires efficient, well-informed retention efforts. Keeping...

Jeanne Merchant
Jun 3, 2022

Are You Wasting Time and Money on Hiring Efforts?

In today’s job market, the case for internal recruitment is easy to make. In the US, job openings...

Jeanne Merchant
Apr 27, 2022

Stop Scrambling—Start Filling Open Positions Efficiently

The need for strategic staffing solutions has never been more urgent than today. Job openings remain...

Jeanne Merchant
Apr 14, 2022

Scenario Planning: A Proactive Imperative for Modern Leaders

Effective scenario planning can mean the difference between an organizational culture that is reactive

Jeanne Merchant
Mar 14, 2022

What is Position Management (AKA Position Control)?

With all of the turnover happening as part of the Great Resignation/Reshuffling/Whatever, your organization...

Brett Derricott
Feb 2, 2022

Identify your Critical Positions with 6 Key Questions

Creating a sustainable organization requires understanding which positions you need today and in the...

Ann Fish
Jan 26, 2022

How to Create an Org Chart

As organizations grow in size, they often grow in complexity as well. When an organization is small...

Brett Derricott
Jan 8, 2022

Positions Come First in a Strategic Framework

We sat down with CEO and founder of Built for Teams, Brett Derricott, to understand how position management...

Ann Fish
Dec 16, 2021

How a Finance Giant, Football Club, and Tech Company Approached Succession Planning

Developing succession plans for your organization can feel like starting a race with no end in sight...

Ann Fish
Nov 22, 2021

Combating Turnover - Getting in the Minds of Employees

In the era of the Great Resignation, employee retention is a concern for many organizations. The...

Ann Fish
Oct 28, 2021

Scenario Planning for Organizational Sustainability

Whether your organization is experiencing rapid change or things seem calm for the moment, the future...

Brett Derricott
Sep 28, 2021

Facing Demand for Greater Flexibility, Organizations Extend Remote Options

As businesses reopen to allow in-person work, our team was curious how our customers were adapting...

Erin Reed
Aug 30, 2021

Innovative Ways to Onboard and Connect Remote Employees

The pandemic forced organizations to adapt to a constantly changing environment. With each month that...

Erin Reed
Jun 23, 2021

5 Tips for Post-Pandemic Hiring

Many organizations came to a hiring stand-still during the pandemic. As the economy improves and we...

Erin Reed
May 27, 2021

Eliminate the Headaches Caused by Overlapping Vacation Requests

As summer rapidly approaches, don’t wait to streamline your process for handling overlapping time...

Erin Reed
Apr 26, 2021

Shifting Your Mindset Around Utilizing PTO

One year ago, as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of people around the world, many organizations...

Erin Reed
Mar 29, 2021

Strengthening Relationships with Your Direct Reports

Working in the corporate world and becoming a people leader, it doesn’t take long to realize there...

Nichole Harrop
Feb 20, 2021

Facing Demand for Greater Flexibility, Organizations Extend Remote Options

People work better together when they get to know their team members on a deeper level. When you establish...

Nichole Harrop
Jan 20, 2021

8 Ways to Adapt Your Leadership Strategy for a Virtual Workforce

Quickly adjusting strategy has helped many leaders keep their businesses afloat and retain employees...

Erin Reed
Oct 15, 2020

Keeping Your Remote Workforce Connected

As organizations ride the rollercoaster of 2020 and discover new methods for operating virtually,...

Erin Reed
Sep 9, 2020

Fears About Returning to the Office

We recently surveyed thousands of U.S. workers to find out how they are feeling about their jobs due...

Brett Derricott
Jul 20, 2020

5 Reasons You Need a Better Org Chart for Workforce Planning

Given all of the uncertainty in the world today, effective workforce planning has never been more...

Brett Derricott
Jul 19, 2020

Your Staff May Be Leaving You

With millions unemployed around the world, your employees are grateful to have a job and wouldn’t...

Brett Derricott
Jun 28, 2020

FFCR Act (FFCRA) Documentation and Tracking

Businesses across the country are scrambling to understand the new Families First Coronavirus Response...

Brett Derricott
Apr 1, 2020

The Tools for Fixing Modern Management

Every year, millions of Americans start new jobs—in October alone, the U.S. economy added roughly...

Brett Derricott
Dec 4, 2019

Benefits of an Online Org Chart

Organizational charts have been around a long, long time. The first org charts were reportedly created...

Brett Derricott
Jun 7, 2019

Limited versus Unlimited PTO – Which one is Right for your Business?

Unlimited paid time off sounds too good to be true to some, but there are many companies out there...

Apr 2, 2019

Understanding the California Sick Leave Law

Over the last few years an increasing number of states have created or updated their sick leave laws...

Brett Derricott
Mar 8, 2019

What is PTO - A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Paid Time Off

What does PTO stand for? PTO stands for paid time off. Businesses may use this term instead of vacation...

Mar 5, 2019

Questions to Ask During a PTO Software Demo

Before you choose a PTO tracking system, you’re likely to research several different options in the...

Brett Derricott
Feb 25, 2019

Choosing a PTO Tracking System

It’s now 2019 and for a lot of companies that means the beginning of a new PTO year. With the new...

Brett Derricott
Jan 23, 2019

How to Apply for a Job Confidently, Without Being Obnoxious

I remember being in a college class where one of our assignments was to create a resume and a cover...

Brett Derricott
Dec 12, 2018

4 Common Resume Mistakes You Should Avoid

I review quite a few resumes. So far this year I’ve reviewed 268 resumes (I know this because of the...

Brett Derricott
Oct 9, 2018

How to Track PTO as a Growing Company

A lot of small companies track paid time off using paper forms, emails, or spreadsheets. As these...

Brett Derricott
Sep 5, 2018

How to Terminate an Employee and Not Feel Terrible Afterwards

No one wants to terminate an employee. It’s unpleasant for everyone involved! I feel fortunate that...

Brett Derricott
Jun 18, 2018

PTO Accruals - Yearly Lump Sum or Per Pay Period?

Transitioning from a manual PTO tracking process to using an online, automated PTO tracking system...

Brett Derricott
May 22, 2018

Ditch Your PTO Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets are great for a lot of scenarios within a business, especially those dealing with numbers...

Brett Derricott
May 9, 2018

Death to 360-Degree Performance Reviews

Please prove me wrong on this. I want to buy into the 360-degree performance review process, I really...

Brett Derricott
May 1, 2018

How to Manually Manage PTO

As the person responsible for overseeing your organization’s time off, yours is a big job! If you...

Brett Derricott
Apr 12, 2018

Should the PTO Year Begin on January 1?

With the help of modern software, designing and managing your PTO policies is easier than ever. Many...

Brett Derricott
Apr 10, 2018

Advantages of Offering PTO Rollover

Over the past few years as I’ve interacted with people searching for an online PTO tracking system...

Brett Derricott
Mar 16, 2018

Finding Dedicated Employees - Four Questions You Don’t Ask, But Should

Finding hardworking, dedicated employees is challenging. You collect resumes, perform screening interviews...

Brett Derricott
Oct 4, 2017

Three Ways to Ensure a Smooth Transition During Senior Management Changes

When upper management transitions occur, you want the process to be painless. This isn’t always easy...

Brett Derricott
Sep 6, 2017

Five Benefits of Allowing Your Employees to Work from Home

Have you considered making the switch from a traditional office atmosphere to allowing your employees...

Jul 28, 2017

Creating a Company Culture – Get Started in Four Simple Steps

Company culture. Remember that? It’s that topic you covered in chapter II of your employee handbook...

May 23, 2017