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3 Tips For Dealing With Holiday Stress

December 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Benefit Accruals | Labor costs | Leave Management | National Football League | Payroll | Web-Based Time and Attendance - (Comments Off on 3 Tips For Dealing With Holiday Stress)

You would think we had some kind of coping mechanism to handle the holiday season. After all, it’s an annual event which many of us look forward (especially the retail sector) to, for the; shopping, eggnog drinking and corporate parties. Ok, some of us look forward to this. And, maybe some or many of us are simply dreading the holiday season because we have to visit with family members that we would rather avoid. Regardless of how we approach the season, the stress permeates the air around us.
In an article penned by yoga trainer, Dana Santas for pros in the; NHL, NFL, MLB and NBA- she offers 3 tips that will help you get through the holidays season with a little less stress if you follow her advice. The following tips are:

3 Tips For Dealing With Holiday Stress

 

“Breathe your way to calm and control
Relax your shoulders, neck and upper back. Inhale through your nose and exhale out your mouth, emphasizing your exhalation. Be sure to release your rib cage downward as you exhale fully.

Get-off-your-feet pose
Simply lie on your back with your legs elevated by a pillow, up on a chair or even straight up the wall (known as legs-up-the-wall pose in yoga).

Stretch away your stress
While standing, simply raise your arms above your head at shoulder distance. Take five long, deep breaths. Then inhale as you reach and hold your left wrist with your right hand; exhale as you side bend your entire body to the right, stretching out your left side. Hold for a breath or two. Inhale as you return your arms straight above your head.
Repeat on the other side.”

You can read the article in its entirety at cnn.com. Hopefully, these tips help you navigate the hustle and bustle that has become a part of this holiday season.

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Using The Right Analytics Can Increase Your Company’s Profits

September 18th, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Business Intelligence | SaaS Time and Attendance | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Using The Right Analytics Can Increase Your Company’s Profits)

In the last several years many organizations have been adopting analytics to propel growth and manage regulatory compliance. In fact, most of North America’s major sports leagues, from the NHL, MLB, NBA and NFL are all using versions of predictive analytics and business intelligence to gather, track and extrapolate the right amount of data to make smarter decisions and improve business outcomes. Now you can call it “jumping on the band wagon” if you will, but in addition, to major league sports many mid and large enterprise-wide businesses are quickly adopting the practice. After all, if analytics gives you instant visibility into your business performance and drive better business outcomes–using a set of capabilities for reporting and forecasting, why not use it?

With ATS Workforce Analytics, you can:

Maximize productivity and profitability across every department. From plant operations to product accounting, payroll, human resources and more, ATS workforce analytics enable businesses to make significant improvements in real time.

Capture employee data in real-time to make better decisions about their attendance and improve operational performance. From attracting top talent, to accurate budgeting and forecasting with a powerful scheduling tool which will lead to improving employee satisfaction. ATS workforce analytics empower organizations to align business metrics with strategic business goals.

Enable your entire business with ATS best-of-breed business intelligence and, workforce management software that’s designed and packaged for mid and enterprise-wide organizations, making it easier to track employee time, manage and maintain payroll and propel business growth.

ATS Workforce Analytics built on the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform gives you the tools so your business can analyze the right data and make better decisions. ATS Workforce Analytics is predicated on historical and up-to-the-minute information alongside current data, with intuitive screens to quickly move from insight to decision—all in one robust dashboard.

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Using The Right Analytics Can Increase Your Company's Profits