Do you remember the old family calendar that hung from a nail in your kitchen? That was how many parents and kids used to keep track of carpooling schedules, exams, band practice, soccer, family game night and plenty more. Blue pen meant “work stuff”, the red marker meant “personal,” and everything synced up—despite the scribbles […]
Whether you love the holidays or not, the season has a way of creating havoc on just about everyone’s calendar. There are trips back home and relatives coming to visit. Parents run around between after-school functions, holiday performances, and events in town. Meanwhile, work doesn’t stop. For plenty of people, especially in retail and restaurant […]
Many businesses and organizations recognize that employees are their lifeblood. Sometimes, attracting and keeping talent can be tricky. That’s especially true in an environment where just about every organization seems to be hiring. In fact, with 6.7 million job openings in the U.S., there are more openings than there are candidates to fill them. When […]
In some parts of the country, the current hiring boom means that there are more openings than there are workers to fill them. That’s part of why some organizations turn to temporary employees to help them plug immediate gaps. Hiring temporary workers There are a number of reasons why you might need to hire temporary […]
Overtime happens in the business world. Depending on the way your company is organized, the industry you’re in, and even the season, overtime is hard to avoid. And while most companies take steps to avoid it, or at least keep it under control, there are still going to be times when certain employees tap into […]
In the last decade, companies of all sizes have transitioned to PTO banks, which combine vacation days, personal days, and even holidays into one lump of time that employees can use for any reason. By integrating all these hours into one pool, employees can take days off at their discretion (with supervisor approval, of course) […]
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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments. However, less than a decade ago, the concept of the cloud was still new and fairly novel for many […]Read More >
Do you remember the proposed overtime changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 2016? Once in effect, the rule was predicted to extend overtime protections to 4.2 million workers who were not previously eligible under federal law. Plenty of workers were excited about the changes, while many companies were a little concerned. And one sector that […]Read More >
Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. Now wages are starting to nudge upwards too. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, average hourly earnings moved up nearly 3% from a year ago. This means that more money is […]Read More >
How stratustime Works
stratustime tracks employee hours through PCs, mobile devices, and POS systems, then automatically transmits time and attendance data to your payroll service. Advanced features like scheduling, PTO accrual, and labor forecasting give HR managers and payroll specialists more time to focus on people instead of data entry.