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Benefits of Employee Time Tracking

At first, the idea of monitoring how long it takes for your employees to complete a task may seem a little Mother Hen at best, and Big Brother at worst. However, monitoring your staff is often less about seeing what they are doing for you and more about seeing what you can do for them. After all, you hired them for a reason: you believe they can do the job — they simply might need some guidance to do the job to the best of their ability.   

A Democracy of Accountability

We all thrive when we’re held accountable. Whether it’s by ourselves or by others, being accountable for our actions ensures we not only perform better at work, but it also helps ensure our happiness in the workplace, and as a result, with life in general. A report by the US Office of Personnel Management agrees:

Workplace accountability results in increased confidence and capability, as well as a heightened sense of engagement to and satisfaction with the position.

What is workplace accountability, exactly?

Simply put, workplace accountability refers to initiative in day-to-day operations and ownership over performance and behaviour. And again, accountability doesn’t apply just to employees: it applies to management as well. In fact, when management does not encourage an environment of accountability and live by that same principle themselves, it creates a workplace culture where a few hard workers carry the brunt of the workload for less motivated staff. The result? You best employees get fed up and leave.


Employee tracking software is an easy and effective way to help keep (or get) your employees motivated. It can help you identify who may need help, and give them the extra training or encouragement to complete tasks in a timely manner. But more than identifying potential problems, this same software can also be used to create solutions. Employee tracking software can also help you:

  • See which employees are performing well, so you can reward them.
  • Synch up for streamlined payroll and provide in-depth reporting so you can see exactly where time is being spent, and can ensure that resource is being spent properly.
  • Allow employees to schedule vacation time for easier holiday management.

Of course, not all employee tracking software will do this for you — but the best will. That’s why we’ve partnered with MitreFinch to bring our clients the best of breed time management and tracking platform. Once TotalHire has helped you hire the ideal talent for the job, MitreFinch’s solutions can save you time and money by nurturing happier, healthier, more accountable employees.

Corey Sparkman – HOCO Entertainment & Resorts Testimonial

Corey Sparkman is the HR manager for one of the most competitive hiring firms in the Niagara Falls region, with seasonal workforce fluctuations ranging in the hundreds. This means they needed a competitive edge, a set of tools that allowed them to manage their applicants and hire new talent more effectively.

 I think the benefit is greatly recognized through the efficiency that the platform brings to your business. Big or small on any level you have to manage applicants whether that’s through email […] dealing with paper resumes, you know this eliminates that. [TotalHIRE] is a one-stop shop.
Corey Sparkman, HR Manager, HOCO Entertainment & Resorts

HOCO is one of the leading organizations delivering entertainment to thousands of tourists every year, and improving the experience to individuals travelling to Niagara Falls. We’re proud to be providing the tools they need to help ensure their team is the best it can be and helping hundreds of people find work every year.

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Amazing Ways Tech Can Improve Your Landscaping Business


Whether you own or operate a landscaping business, you know first-hand that staying on top of your game is the best way to ensure you stay in the green. Today, that means taking on some tech — specifically, landscape management software. Businesses are held to a higher standard than ever before, and whether it’s customer service, job efficiency or an eco-friendly approach to business, the connectivity of our world means that word of mouth travels faster than ever before.

This is really good for good news, and really bad for bad news. The most effective way to make sure there is as little bad news out there as possible is not to generate it in the first place. In other words, do great business. Management software can help your landscaping business by helping you stay on time, on-point and in the good graces of your client. Oh, and your business? The right tools can help it flourish.

The Right Tools

The best software for your landscape business is software created for your business. That’s why we love LMN: an agile and robust software solution designed specifically for the complex terrain of the landscaping industry.

Here’s how LMN can work for your business.

LMN can help you stay on schedule. Time management is one of the main ways businesses lose money. Landscaping businesses have it tougher than many, since they are at the mercy of the elements. This makes precise scheduling is even more important. An innovative tech solution like LMN will allow you to keep your crews on schedule and in the right place without having to hire extraneous staff to micromanage dispatch.

LMN can help you price jobs. Innumerable hours are wasted every week pricing jobs, but software made for the landscaping business can actually correctly price jobs the first time. Not only will this save you time, but it will also save you money you could lose on inaccurate estimates.

LMN can manage your customer service and sales. Customer service is a vital and extremely time consuming (and therefore costly) part of operating and profitable business. LMN offers an agile CRM to help nurture the best client relationships possible.

LMN can track crew performance. Accountability of your staff is important. Not only does it help you reward employees who are doing a great job, but it can help you identify people who may need help. Time tracking tools will allow you to spot even minor issues before they start causing big problems.  

LMN can help your crews get to your clients. GPS and routing capabilities mean that your crews get where they need to go quickly and easily. This way they spend less time on the road and more time taking care of your customers.

LMN integrates with QuickBooks. This is a powerful combination. LMN and QuickBooks integration allows you to link work to QuickBooks for simple and fast export of payroll and invoices. The QB Integration tools also allows you to use this information to analyze productivity and generate billing reports and job logs right away.

Streamlined, effective and cost-saving software solutions for your business: this is what makes LMN such an incredible investment in the success of your landscaping business  — and it’s the reason LMN is one of TotalHire’s valued partners.

Ellen Barton – Procter & Gamble Testimonial

Ellen Barton has been working with us over the last few years to develop a platform that provides a unique and effective solution to a problem they have been facing with the closing of the Procter & Gamble plant out of Brockville, Ontario. Working together we have helped countless applicants find new fulfilling employment in successful businesses across the region. Our primary goal was to help Ellen find a suitable solution for helping her people find careers in a non-opportunistic scenario, what we ended up providing is a longterm tool that helps connect great businesses with talented individuals who could provide decades of experience and value to new employers.

Somebody might have a cheaper product, somebody might have a flashier logo, however, personality and personal interaction is huge and that’s the number one thing coming out of TotalHIRE

Ellen Barton, Procter & Gamble

We’re are extremely pleased with the fact that we’ve been able to help so many people find jobs that appreciate their knowledge and experience, as well as provide them with rewarding opportunities. We look forward to the continued success of the platform we’ve built with Ellen, and the continued improvements and support we will provide over the years to come.

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TotalHire Partners With Indeed

Socks and sandals. Slasher flicks and sweet dreams. Sunburns and back slaps. Bad breath and first dates. There are some things that are obviously not meant to go together. TotalHIRE’s partnerships with Indeed is not one of those things. As a driving force in creating revolutionary, resource-saving talent acquisition software, it makes sense that Total Hire would team with Indeed, the premier job application platform.

TotalHIRE’s is excited to announce the full integration of our cutting-edge Applicant Tracking System (ATS) with Indeed, the #1 job site in the world,  the integration allows our clients to seamless access millions of job seekers with the click of a button.

Cameron Wilson, TotalHIRE President

In the brief time since the commencement of TotalHIRE’s partnership with Indeed, clients are already witnessing the amazing, cost-saving benefits, including a marked increase in valuable candidate submissions received from this job application powerhouse.  200 million people visit Indeed every month, and well over half of them use their mobile devices to browse opportunities. This means businesses looking to hire the right talent need to make sure they’re in the right place at the right time.

Cameron expands: “All of your existing your jobs and screening questions are pushed instantly to Indeed, with seekers applying directly into the TotalHIRE ATS system, all of this requiring no additional effort on your part.”

Saving you this effort is one of TotalHIRE’s main objectives. Effort is time, and for HR process, time is one of the most precious — and most wasted — resources.

“TotalHIRE is constantly striving to save our clients time and money in finding the right person for their company, this integration is a large step in helping to further that commitment.”

Learn more about how your business can reap the rewards of this powerful partnership. Talk to us about getting started with TotalHIRE.

Mitrefinch Integrated Partnership

Total Hire’s industry-leading applicant tracking system has paired with the power of Mitrefinch to provide clients with a comprehensive solution for talent acquisition and management. For HR gurus who are looking for ways to enhance their companies organizational structure while strengthening its operational prowess, this partnership seems more than merely perfect: it seems inevitable.

Streamlined & Full-Steam

A lot of resources get caught up in the on-boarding of new talent to a company. From pre-employment to the first day on the job, there are almost innumerable steps that an applicant must move through. While it may seem like these steps are being guided by some invisible, all-knowing and omnipresent hand, they’re not. There are people who spend their time (and by extension, the company’s money) seeing that these processes are instituted and followed. When these processes aren’t living up to their expectations — when the hiring system is not attracting the right people for the job and the management system is not tracking them properly — these same people have to work and rework the system to try to figure out why and how the process is failing.

It’s exhausting, and it’s wasteful. Thankfully, it can also be a thing of the past.

Total Hire brings the talent, and Mitrefinch helps you manage them. Both systems work in symbiotic harmony to save companies time and HR professionals whole lot of stress. And let’s not forget about the financial windfall of this partnership. With turnover at an all time high and workplace productivity at a crippling low, the pairing of Total Hire and Mitrefinch could save companies billions of dollars each year.

You can find out more about Mitrefinch and how it can improve your business on their website:

Welcome to the TotalHIRE Blog

Welcome to Total Hire’s blog! We’re leaders of our industry, using our intelligent and agile platform to help you hire the best people for the job. From pre-employment screening to interview suggestions, our custom, integrated solution assesses an applicant’s suitability for a position — any position you need. Our expertise has been honed through decades of developing cutting-edge technical solutions to overcome common HR pitfalls. We understand, on a fundamental level, the challenges facing today’s HR professional, and the incredible effort it takes to find a good candidate for a position.

TotalHIRE is here to offer a solution that can streamline your hiring process and help you to focus your time on interview and selection, rather then juggling the mass of applicants that come with every posting.

And that’s why you’re here.

This blog is where we come to talk shop, sharing ideas, knowledge and important news. Information is what we use to find you the best talent for the job, and it’s what we impart here to help you better understand the intricacies of onboarding HR.

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