actiTIME Blog

The ultimate guide to productivity and time management

R&D Tax Credit and
Why You Need to Apply

r&d tax credit
Apply for the R&D tax credit? Sure! You don’t have to be on the Fortune 500 list or hire Nobel Prize winners to qualify. Learn more about the requirements and what you should do to claim expenses for business research.
Read more May, 2017

It's Show Time!
11 Cool Things to Spend
Your TV Time on

tv show time tracking
Do you watch a lot of television? It’s okay, we do too! And if you ever wondered about other things you could do while binging on the latest season of your favorite show, here are some cool ideas courtesy of actiTIME.
Read more April, 2017

Best Infographics on
How to Be More Productive

how to be more productive
How to get more done without getting tired and overworked? Take a look at our compilation of helpful infographics on how to be more productive and follow these recommendations at work and in everyday life.
Read more April, 2017

Workplace Productivity:
Measuring the Unmeasurable?

workplace productivity
How can workplace productivity be measured – and managed – in the today’s knowledge-based economy? Are there any general approaches for that? Read on to learn practical examples and advices on measuring this elusive index.
Read more March, 2017

Researching Happiness:
8 Really Helpful
Productivity Blogs

best productivity blogs
How to stay happy while working hard? Does a successful career necessarily need sacrificing free time and healthy habits? In productivity blogs, scientists and writers suggest that everyone should find their own correct answers.
Read more February, 2017

Productivity Tools
That Are Worth
Adopting

productivity tools
How to stop being distracted and optimize your time at work? Take a look at this list of productivity tools that will help you organize yourself – or at least you’ll have fun playing with these nice apps.
Read more December, 2016

Simple Steps to the Perfect
Project Kickoff

project kickoff
Successful project starts with a great kickoff meeting. Setting the right tone from the very beginning can make or break your project, so hit a home run by following our 4 simple steps.
Read more December, 2016

The New Project Team Members –
What Do You Bring to the Table?

project team members
Is bringing new sources in the mid-project really good for you project? Learn 4 things you should consider before hiring a new project team member.
Read more December, 2016

Project Management Changes
in the 2010's Decade

project management changes
Project management is a pretty static field. In the business world, it will always play an important role, nothing is changing there. Learn more about the new challenges we face today in project management.
Read more November, 2016

Getting the Right Talent
for the Project Team

project team
Individualism doesn’t win championships, real teamwork does. Learn the best practices for building the right project team for your business.
Read more November, 2016

Employee Performance Report:
Track One to Measure the Other

employee performance report
The yearly review seems to be on its way out as companies opt for more progressive approaches to measuring employee performance. Many rely on specialized software solutions, with time-tracking applications being one of the best available options.
Read more November, 2016

Why Stress Is Not That Bad for Your Productivity at Work?

stress and productivity at work
Stress can’t be good for us: it ruins our health, creates anxiety and decreases productivity. This view is contradicted by recent research which shows that moderate stress should be welcomed, not feared.
Read more October, 2016

How Poor
Tracking
of Work Time
Affects Your Business

study on time tracking
Most timesheets can hardly be considered accurate: they only give a rough idea about employees’ activities. Our recent study shows that people are bad at tracking time for routine tasks, and the scale of the problem is surprising.
Read more October, 2016

Working Part Time
and Staying Sane

part time work
For many professionals looking to devote more time to their personal lives working part-time seems like the ideal scenario. But are part-time jobs really so perfect?
Read more September, 2016

America: The No-Vacation Nation

Unused paid time off
America: one of hardest working nations in the world. So hard-working, in fact, that in 2014 almost half of all employed Americans did not take a single day off. Scary stuff, right? Read on to learn more.
Read more August, 2016

Calling in Well: A Look into Leave
Time Tracking Trends

leave time tracking trends
A day off just because the weather is gorgeous? Why not! Get an insight into latest trends in leave management. Read our study across over 400 companies and learn some interesting facts.
Read more July, 2016

What If I Waste
Too Much Time on
Tracking Work Time?

When time tracking takes too much time
To anyone who still believes that tracking time is a time-consuming exercise. We know how to make it simple. What about you?
Read more July, 2016

Run for Important:
Billion-Worth
Time Management
Matrix

Covey’s time management matrix
Do you hate urgent tasks? If not, you should! They are stealing your time and energy, but never let you succeed. Find out how to break the pattern and focus on what is really important.
Read more July, 2016

I’ll Do it Tomorrow:
Overcoming
Procrastination

Understanding procrastination
Procrastination – a fancy word for laziness or something far more complex than that? Scientists have different opinions on the subject, but they all agree: if you want to beat it, it’s going to take some work.
Read more July, 2016

Overtime Tracking:
Be Prepared for
New U.S.
Overtime Rules

Overtime tracking software
Workers are celebrating the new rules. Meanwhile, businesses are not so happy doing the overtime math. Here’s how to prepare for the change.
Read more June, 2016

How To Stop Worrying and
Start Time Tracking

How to start time tracking
Are your employees unhappy with the idea of tracking time? You bet they are, simply because they see it as yet another burden. Learn how to win them over!
Read more May, 2016

Time-Tracking Software:
A Brief Guide

how to choose time-tracking software
What are you doing with your most valuable asset? Here's what you need to know about tracking time, if you are hungry for success.
Read more May, 2016

A Tough Call:
Agree To Be Spied on...
or Get Fired

Employee Time-Tracking App
A prisoner's bracelet. That's what former Intermex employee compared her mobile tracking app to. Many workers would support her. With a wide adoption of technologies, we can see privacy in the workplace is becoming an issue...
Read more May, 2016

Time-Tracking for
Nonprofits

time-tracking tool for nonprofits
Feeding homeless and fighting global warming — what do they have in common? In two words, it is accountability to funders that is required from non-profit organizations. Learn how time-trackers can help non-profits get things done.
Read more May, 2016