Free Team Management App
Build schedules, track attendance, manage labor costs, and hire employees
- Build employee schedules and track hours in our free apps
- Stay in touch with your team and keep an eye on costs while you’re away
- Hire and onboard new members to your hourly team
Keep your business running—even when you aren’t there in person.
Build your team’s schedule and make sure employees are clocking in with our free mobile app.
- Build employee schedules and manage shift trades and covers
- Make sure shifts are covered by handling time off, availability, and open shifts
- Know when your staff has clocked in, is late for a shift, or approaches overtime
Stay in touch with your team.
Use our built-in messenger and free mobile app for better team communication.
- Send messages to individuals or groups in our free messenger
- Know when employees have viewed their schedules and read your messages
- Add instructions to shifts and send automated reminders
Keep your labor costs in check.
Use our labor cost reports to make sure your business is running smoothly.
- Forecast and track your labor costs and sales together
- Get on top of overtime with alerts when employees approach overtime thresholds
- Get control of labor costs with early clock-in prevention and auto clock outs
Hire new team members and get them up and running.
Find quality candidates and get them onboard quickly.
- Post jobs for free on the top job boards with just a few clicks
- Manage applicants, send messages, and schedule interviews all in one place
- Have new employees onboard online e-sign forms so they are ready for their first day
Over 100,000 businesses love Homebase.
Yours will too.
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Through the Homebase mobile app, I can get up-to-the-minute updates, see who has clocked in, and ensure that my shifts are covered.
Frequently asked questions about team management
What is team management?
Team management—also known as staff management—is the act of ensuring a group of employees can perform their work to the best of their abilities. Managing a staff can be executed by either one effective manager, or an organization such as HR that knows how to manage people the right way.
Team management can be carried out in different ways, but if you manage your employees correctly, the effect is always the same: a motivated and well-equipped staff will consistently complete assigned tasks on time and you’ll never have to worry about missed due dates or work that falls short.
How do I know how to manage staff effectively?
An effective staff management plan should include several key factors. These factors include team building activities to promote team bonding and motivation, good communication and collaboration, clear objectives and priorities, and the assurance that those objectives and priorities are carried out on time and successfully.
An effective manager also knows just the right employee for every job. It’s their responsibility to make sure the team member is working on something that fits within the parameters of their education, experience, and skills. If things go wrong, it may partly be the employee’s fault, but the brunt of the blame could also fall on the team manager. So make sure you know your staff well and are comfortable placing them in the perfect position.
Many business owners and managers will use team management tools to help promote a successful staff. Homebase is a great solution for a team management tool. With the free app, you have the ability to build employee schedules and get them delivered to your staff in real time.
You can also stay in communication with your team with the free messaging app, no matter where you are, without looking for phone numbers or emails. This way your team has no issue asking questions about tasks, or spending 30 minutes on something that should take 5.
Whether you manage a large group of people or a small group of staff members, Homebase is a great solution. You can use it in tandem with the popular Gantt Chart, which is a useful project management app or tool to keep track of what’s going on in your business. These types of project management tools are perfect for making sure no aspect of a project slips through the cracks.
How do I know how to motivate employees?
Teamwork works best when your employees are motivated to work together. Team building games are a great way to promote staff bonding. A bonded staff will always be more willing to work a team, which will prove to be much more productive and effective.
A few great team building exercises include jigsaw puzzles, building blocks, and even a scavenger hunt. While these are all great options, any type of activity that gets your team doing something outside of their regular day-to-day activities and working together towards a common goal while also breaking the ice and avoiding any awkwardness will work just fine. These types of experiences boost the bond between coworkers and will make for a more cohesive team.
You can also motivate employees by encouraging them to further their careers through education and learning new skills. Showing them you have an interest in their future will most likely inspire them to work harder for your business.
What is the best team management software?
Homebase is by far the best team management software on the market. There are many tools and features on our free app as well as our paid versions that make team management much easier than using pen and paper, Google Docs, or other types of manual management systems.
With Homebase, you can quickly and easily build employee schedules and also track every employee’s hours right there in your free app. You can also keep in consistent contact with all of your team members to ensure everyone has the right information to stay productive and collaborative.
You can even hire new, qualified employees with Homebase! Homebase Hiring helps you build the best hourly team possible and also makes your onboarding process a streamlined, meaningful experience.
Not onsite for the day? Not a problem. You can build those schedules and even check in to see if your employees are clocking in on time right from the app, no matter where you are. While you’re in the app, you can also handle time off, check availability, and manage open shifts.
If your employees didn’t clock in on time, you’ll be notified of that as well. You’ll also be alerted when an employee is late or if another employee is about to hit overtime. You can even add instructions and notes to shifts and throw in automated reminders so employees are motivated to be on time, and have all of the necessary information to make the most of every shift.
Another important aspect of team management is labor cost. Homebase can help with that as well. Our labor cost reports provide everything you need to know to forecast and track labor costs and sales at the same time. Our app also provides auto clock outs and early clock in prevention so no extra money is spent without you knowing.