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Here's What 86% of Hourly Workers Say Would Actually Make Them Happier at Their Jobs.

John Waldmann, the CEO and co-founder of the small business team management app Homebase, discusses findings from his company's small business fulfillment survey.

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How These Restaurants Claimed The Title of “Top Local Workplaces”

The secrets to building an unstoppable team. Many of the 2024 Top Local Workplace selections highlight similarities among successful teams.

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Team management app Homebase welcomes $60M Series D to give SMBs ‘superpowers’

After nabbing over 100,000 small businesses as customers, covering over 2 million employees, Homebase raised financing from L Catterton Growth and Emerson Collective.

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Three Ways Small Businesses' Payroll Could Change In 2024

75% of small business employees are paid bi-weekly, but more than half of workers would opt for more frequent, weekly payments if given the choice. Homebase CEO John Waldmann on how traditional payroll can change.

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Fed’s Inflation Battle Hinges on Convincing Americans Price Hikes Are Done

Wage rates up 17% over 2 years. Homebase CEO John Waldmann and Alfonso Wright at Brooklyn Tea discuss rising prices and rising wages.

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Best payroll software of 2023

Best for managing hourly workers: Homebase.

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New Tipping Trend Hurts Those Who Need Gratuities Most

The Wall Street Journal reports that 16% of the 517 small businesses surveyed by employee-management software company Homebase now solicit gratuities at checkout, up from 6.2% in 2019.

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There are signs that hot weather may have put a damper on certain kinds of jobs

Hiring in bars and restaurants was pretty subdued last month. And Homebase, which makes scheduling software that a lot of restaurants use, says it did see a sharper drop in traffic in places like Birmingham and San Antonio and Phoenix where it's been really hot in recent weeks.

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Human Connection: How Small Businesses Can Win The Talent War

Homebase CEO John Waldmann on why small businesses have the upper hand when it comes to retaining talent.

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‘We Threw Out Any Plans We Had’: CEOs Are Forced to Embrace Uncertainty

The pandemic called on business leaders to rewrite their playbooks. Learn how CEOs — including Homebase CEO John Waldmann — have come to embrace uncertainty.

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Number of U.S. workers filing for jobless aid stays near historic low

An analysis from Homebase found that hours worked in tourism-heavy counties across the U.S. has fallen nearly 25% as a result of Omicron. But so far, the pace of job postings and hiring hasn't been affected by the new COVID-19 variant, says Homebase Head Economist Jason Greenberg.

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The great resignation: pandemic shifts worker priorities

On Bloomberg Markets: What’d You Miss, Homebase CEO John Waldmann discusses the effects of the labor shortage on small businesses, as well as practical solutions for creating a better work experience to attract and retain employees.

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Omicron variant puts a “winter chill” on U.S. economic recovery

In retail, the number of hours worked, as well as the number of employees, is down about 12% from pre-pandemic levels, according to Homebase data. And the number of establishments open is down by a quarter.

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Homebase raises $71M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers

The company now has some 100,000 small businesses, with 1 million employees in total, on its platform.

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Jobs report blows past expectations in March

Data from Homebase shows employees working and hours worked both gained sharply over the past month.

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How COVID-19 made high-frequency data a go-to economic indicator

One previously untapped source of high-frequency data that’s gone into widespread use during the pandemic is data from a company called Homebase.

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The Top Time Clock Software for Small Businesses in 2020

Our top-rated time clock software, Homebase streamlines shift scheduling and keeps employees updated.

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Homebase wins Inc. Magazine Best in Business 2020 Award

Homebase won a 2020 Inc. Magazine Best In Business Gold Medal award for our support of small businesses and workers during the pandemic.

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Tracking America's recovery

This dashboard of 17 charts shows how the economy continues to change as we grapple with life during the pandemic.

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How a small-business software company became one of the most accurate forecasters of the pandemic recession

In March, as the coronavirus pandemic hit and led to sweeping shelter-in-place orders across the US, Homebase made a discovery.

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Generous unemployment benefits are not keeping Americans from work

Economists have analyzed the effects of boosts to unemployment benefits.

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Businesses remain cautious despite promising new economic data

Wall Street wants to see evidence of a pickup in economic activity to better gauge the pace of the recovery.

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Signs of a V-Shaped Early-Stage Economic Recovery Emerge

After bottoming out in April, economic activity has continued to rise into early June.

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Data trackers show U.S. retail traffic edging up

Traffic to U.S. retail stores ticked up last week and hours worked at a sample of small businesses increased as the country’s patchwork reopening continued.

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This Is Not a Recession. It’s an Ice Age.

No one alive has experienced an economic plunge this sudden.

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Academic partnerships

Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker

Track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time.

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Study shows pandemic’s impact on hours worked in U.S. small businesses

A new study by Yale economists details the drastic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. small businesses and the hourly workers they employ.

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Penn Wharton Budget Model COVID-19 Tracker

The Penn Wharton Budget Model COVID-19 Tracker provides daily, real-time estimates of economic activity and of the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic at the state level.

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Labor Market Impacts of COVID-19 on Businesses

Analysis of the labor market impacts of COVID-19 on small- and medium-sized businesses using Homebase time-card records.

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Labor Market Impacts of COVID-19 on Hourly Workers in Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Four Facts from Homebase Data

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Economic and policy partnerships

Many Small Businesses in the Services Sector Are Unlikely to Reopen

Small businesses were particularly affected by the pandemic. The Fed examines the state of these firms using microdata from Homebase.

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Monetary Policy Report to Congress

Recent Economic and Financial Developments of the Monetary Policy Report submitted to the Congress on June 12, 2020, pursuant to section 2B of the Federal Reserve Act.

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James Bullard on the Fed’s policy review, FSOC and forecasting jobs data

St Louis Fed president discusses his concerns as well as the unexpected success in using Homebase data to predict highly volatile US job numbers.

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Monthly Labor Review

Analysis of employment recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reading the Labor Market in Real Time

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken labor markets, leading to unprecedented job losses in March and April.

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The Effects of Expiring Stay-at-Home Orders and the Shape of the Recovery

Does the expiration of state stay-at-home orders — issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — facilitate economic recovery in a substantial way?

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Dallas Fed Mobility and Engagement Index Gives Insight into COVID-19’s Economic Impact

Forecasts of output and employment are crucial for assessing appropriate monetary, fiscal and health policy responses.

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The Stay-at-Home Labor Market

Google Searches, Unemployment Insurance, and Public Health Orders

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Recessions and Revenues: Perspective on the Downturn

Public health measures implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19 have caused a sharp contraction in economic activity. Today, we’re in the initial stages of a recession.

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