Studiometry 15.0.4 Released

We’ve release a new version with various features and enhancements added to the recent Studiometry 15 release. Here’s what’s new:

  • Can filter File menu > View All GANTT Charts window by employee
  • Organized the Advanced Billing window settings to allow for more advanced settings to fit in there!
  • Fixed issue with contextual menu Paste option not working for To Dos in certain situation
  • Will now once again display version build number in About window
  • Will now warn more vigorously when using the Cut command on To Dos
  • Can no longer click headers in the To Do suites window
  • Using the Export button in the To Do suites window will export the current list of pending suites instead of the saved list
  • Fixed a few potential crashes
  • Updated macOS SDK used to build app to 10.14


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Studiometry 15.0.3 Released

What Is Employee Engagement and How Do You Improve It?

  • Employee Engagement Definition
  • Why Is Employee Engagement Important?
  • Whose Job Is Employee Engagement?
  • What Are the Drivers of Employee Engagement?
  • Why Current Programs Aren’t Improving Employee Engagement
  • Measuring Employee Engagement: Gallup’s Questions
  • The Employee Engagement Model
  • Employee Engagement Examples: The 3 Types of Employees You Have
  • What’s the Difference Between Employee Engagement and the Employee Experience?
  • How to Improve Employee Engagement: Team Engagement Ideas
  • Improving Employee Engagement Begins Here. Reworked, voice of employee explained.

01 Employee Engagement Definition

Gallup defines employee engagement as the involvement and enthusiasm of employees in their work and workplace.

Employee engagement helps you measure and manage employees’ perspectives on the crucial elements of your workplace culture.

You can find out if your employees are actively engaged with their work or simply putting in their time. You can discover if your team building activities and human resources practices influence positive business outcomes or if there’s room to grow.

And with the right approach, you can learn how to improve your employees’ connection to their work and your company.

Two women looking at an employee engagement activity on the computer.
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02 Why Is Employee Engagement Important?

Employees make decisions and take actions every day that can affect your workforce and organization.

The way your company treats employees and how employees treat one another can positively affect their actions — or can place your organization at risk.

Based on decades of employee engagement research, Gallup knows that engaged employees produce better business outcomes than other employees — across industry, company size, and nationality, and in good economic times and bad.

But only 21% of employees worldwide and 33% in the U.S. fall in the “engaged” category.

So, what can companies do better to engage employees?

When companies use Gallup’s Q12® as a framework to improve employee engagement– one that executives support as a primary management strategy — they yield clear and better results.

Asking, “Why is employee engagement important?” is a vital question for leaders to consider. Because without employee engagement, there’s no team engagement, making it more difficult to improve business outcomes.

When Gallup analyzed the differences in performance among business/work units, the benefits of employee engagement were clear. When comparing employee engagement levels, Gallup found that top- and bottom-quartile business units and teams had the following differences in business outcomes*:

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in absenteeism
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in patient safetyincidents (mortality and falls)
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in turnoverfor high-turnoverorganizations
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in turnoverfor low-turnoverorganizations
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in shrinkage (theft)
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in safety incidents (accidents)
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in quality (defects)
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in customer loyalty/engagement
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in productivity (sales)
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in profitability

*The above figures are median percent differences across companies in Gallup’s database. High-turnover organizations are those with more than 40% annualized turnover. Low-turnover organizations are those with 40% or lower annualized turnover.

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03 Whose Job Is Employee Engagement?

70% of the variance in team engagement is determined solely by the manager.

Employee engagement should be a manager’s primary role responsibility.

Managers are in charge of ensuring that employees know what work needs to be done, supporting and advocating for them when necessary, and explaining how their work connects to organizational success.

To succeed in that responsibility, managers need to be equipped to have ongoing coaching conversations with employees.

Unfortunately, most managers don’t know how to make frequent conversations meaningful, so their actions are more likely to be interpreted as micromanaging without providing the right tools and direction.

So, it’s not enough for leaders to simply tell managers to own engagement and coach their teams.

Leaders must:

  • redefine managers’ roles and expectations
  • provide the training tools, resources and development that managers need to coach and meet those expectations
  • create evaluation practices that help managers accurately measure performance, hold employees accountable and coach to the future
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04 What Are the Drivers of Employee Engagement?

One of the most common mistakes companies make is to approach engagement as a sporadic exercise in making their employees feel happy — usually around the time when a survey is coming up.

It’s true that we describe engaged employees as “enthusiastic.” And surveys play a big role in measuring staff engagement. But it’s not that simple.

People want purpose and meaning from their work. They want to be known for what they’re good at.

These are the key drivers of employee engagement:



a caring manager

ongoing conversations

a focus on strengths

Employees need more than a fleeting warm-fuzzy feeling and a good paycheck (even if it helps them respond positively on a survey) to invest in their work and achieve more for your company.

People want purpose and meaning from their work. They want to be known for what makes them unique. This is what drives employee engagement.

And they want relationships, particularly with a manager who can coach them to the next level. This is who drives employee engagement.

One of Gallup’s biggest discoveries: the manager or team leader alone accounts for 70% of the variance in team engagement.


Studiometry 15 has huge performance improvements, new timer and invoice features, much more

Huge Performance Boosts

Studiometry 15 got a big tune up! Many Studiometry users have years of data that could slowly build up to slow down the app. We’ve focused on optimizing many areas that could cause bottlenecks during daily use. Studiometry runs much, much faster now for users with larger databases, and the improvements will still be noticeable for users with data of any size, plus, they make sure to use the best data protection services, there is nothing to be worried about, you can check it out here!



Studiometry Cloud: Mobile Web App (Including Android!)

Up until now, accessing your Studiometry data on Apple mobile devices (iPhones, iPads) meant installing the Studiometry Touch app, and access on Android was simply not possible. Now, you’ll be able to go to cloud.oranged.net on any browser and log in to manage your To Dos, Timers, and Time Sheets. Any changes made will automatically sync to any copies of Studiometry on Mac/PC as well as any installed Studiometry Touch apps on iOS. It’s a great convenient way to access a small subset of your data, and it’s the first time Studiometry can be accessed in any way on Android, plus you can be sure they’ll use the best data management software from companies like Couchbase in order to fully secure your information!




Studiometry Cloud: Performance and Account Improvements

We’ve added a lot of performance and stability improvements to Studiometry Cloud syncing as well. Syncing a large number of changes will now show progress and be a much more consistently reliable process. We’ve also added improvements for account management, allowing you to download a copy of your current database, and more easily reset employee passwords remotely.

New Timer Features

We’ve made a lot of improvements related to timers. Smart Groups can now be created and shared to save filtered lists of timers based on various criteria. You can also view timer lists in condensed/detailed modes, and group items within each list by client, project, category, or employee. A new power user feature: in addition to the general notes field, you can now also track notes for each ran time interval on a timer.



Invoice “Split Stages” to bill in parts

One of the most common questions we get is “how can I bill for part of this invoice?” We’ve had a few solutions, but up until now there hasn’t been a great way of accomplishing this task. With Studiometry 15, you can set up your invoice “Split Stages” where each part of the invoice has a specified due amount and due date. Each Split Stage will have an amount due that is a percentage of the total, a fixed amount, or the remaining amount after all other parts. Studiometry will also automatically calculate the current stage for the invoice based on payments received so you can easily send updates to your Clients.




But that’s not all…

Studiometry 15 adds countless improvements. Here are some highlights:

  • Reports can now be shown on Custom Summaries
  • Studiometry Cloud updated with various QOL enhancements for account management
  • Improved Employee permission capabilities
  • Abbreviations can now be linked to Debt/Credit types, making it easy to select by keyboard
  • Plus so much more! See the full version history


Available Now
Studiometry 15 is available today for download and purchase. As always, new users and users of previous versions can take advantage of our free 30-day trial. Upgrades from Studiometry 14.x start at $69.95 USD per license, while upgrades from 13.x or older are $119 USD per license.

Studiometry Cloud users can download and start using Studiometry 15 today without paying any upgrade fees.

What’s New in Studiometry 15: http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/whatsnew/
Download Studiometry 15: http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/download/
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Studiometry 14.0.6 Released

There’s a new version of Studiometry available now with a few minor fixes and updates. Here’s what’s new:

  • Fixed issue with the OK and Cancel buttons not being clickable in the To Do window on some Windows setups
  • Fixed issue with deleting parent tags not being possible on Windows because the confirmation dialogs cause issues
  • Fixed focus issues with the tag list editing window on Windows
  • Fixed a few minor spelling/grammatical errors


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Studiometry 14.0.5 Released

A quick update of Studiometry 14.x has been released with the following updates:

  • Can now show Invoice information as a column for Debt Credits in custom summaries
  • Logs will now show more of their content in lists when there is no subject entered for the log
  • To Do groups will now select the Outstanding filter by default when first selected
  • Smart To Do Groups with employee filters set will automatically filter out unassociated employees from second pane in main window
  • Will now show Linked Item link in notification window when viewing a notification sent from a specific employee regarding an item within Studiometry
  • Fixed various minor display glitches in main window
  • The Logs section in the client overview will now include items attached to associated items, such as Contacts, to match the client’s logs list
  • Will now include separate columns for Client and Project ID information when exporting the list of invoices

This version of Studiometry is free for all registered 14.x users as well as all Studiometry Cloud users.

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