SFW Halloween Costumes Straight From The Office

19 Oct, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Spooking Your Company’s Morale

It’s that time of year again where you wish you would have done a better job preparing for the annual Halloween Office Party. Nothing like some SFW (suitable for work) office fun to change things up a bit for the sake of office morale.  For those of you who are on top of your game and bought your costume last month… or several months ago, go you! But if you’re a little behind and still wondering about your costume, we’ve decided to go to the experts to help you find the best SFW (safe for work) costume ideas.

Obviously the best advice for SFW costumes would come from the office itself. Jim and Pam always have the best subtle, but cool looks. And if you’re looking for something a little more on the creepy, but creative side, you’ve always got Dwight to look up to. Without further ado, here are the best SFW costumes directly from The Office!

He wrote book on his face. Get it?! Classic Jim.

The episode where Creed, Kevin, and Dwight all showed up as The Joker; still debating who wore it best…

Because family style costumes are always a hit at the office, and what’s more SFW than Popeye and the gang? The answer: nothing.

Toby makes the best hobo. Just so you know, a hobo costume is always a great idea.

If you’re creative, you can totally pull of Dr. Cinderella like Pam. Or you can try something different… like Nurse Rapunzel.

Halloween is the time to transform yourself into whatever you want for a day, so why not have a second head? I mean, Michael Scott did it.

You may love Halloween, and you may love Cats, but you will never love either as much as Andy Bernard loves them.

What are you planning on wearing for Halloween? Hopefully, whatever you choose, it’s as SFW as The Office employee’s costumes!

And if you REALLY want to spook your employees out, tell them you are going be going back to a manual and analog employee scheduling system! Thankfully, the scare won’t last long since you’re more than likely using our digital shift management system “What Time Do I Work”.

Four Ways Your Business Can Capitalize on National Holidays

23 Jun, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Our Nation celebrates many national holidays throughout the year, and the Fourth of July is right around the corner. While the holidays themselves stand as reminders of our nation’s history, let’s be honest, most of us are just excited to have a three-day weekend.

During those holiday weekends, how can you help your small business stand out of the crowd? Here’s four ideas to help get your business out of your four walls and into the public eye during this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, and any other upcoming national holidays.

1. Sidewalk Sales

You might think the sidewalk in front of your business is there for pedestrians, but during holiday weekends, that sidewalk is there for you to make sure every pedestrian knows your small business exists. Get some of your products together and set up a small table outside. Have a staff member stand outside with your products. Every person who walks by your small business should receive a smile, as well as a quick idea of what you sell.

2. Holiday Related Products

Holidays are all about getting creative; so let your creative self out of the bag. The Fourth of July is all about celebrating the rich heritage of this great nation. How can your small business represent the red, white, and blue for a weekend? Specialty cocktails on your patio, small flags surrounding your windows and sidewalks: whatever you decide to offer, give your customers an opportunity to celebrate the national holiday with you!

3. Community Events

Sometimes national holidays are all about getting away from your building and into your community. Community events are a great way to get exposure to potential new customers who otherwise might not get the opportunity to know your small business. Take your product into the community. There are always many options for community events during holiday weekends, and many of those events are held in public areas like schools, parks, farmer’s markets, or block parties. Find a holiday event that your small business can participate in, and take your staff and products to them!

4. Holiday Social Media Campaign

Stand strong, and stand proud; let it be known that your small business celebrates national holidays! Your small business’ social media accounts are the best way to ensure your customers know how they can participate in your holiday festivities. Use creative graphics, show teasers of specials, and give a heads up for any discounts or markdowns you’ll be offering. Your social media accounts are a paramount tool during holiday weekends; without communication, your customers won’t know to come and take part in your holiday specials.

Sidewalk sales, holiday related products and sales, community events, and using social media skillfully, are all easy ways to start capitalizing on national holiday weekends. Utilize your staff members to put your best foot forward on these weekends. Use What Time Do I Work to schedule your staff appropriately throughout the weekend to make sure you’re ready to pick up on all that new holiday weekend business! What are some ways your small business capitalizes on holiday weekends? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget, holiday employee scheduling doesn’t need to be a source of stress, try What Time Do I Work today!