How to pimp your communication in a fast-growing business

How to pimp your communication in a fast-growing business

Everything we do at Planday is about making things easier — for our customers and for us internally. We know effective communication is at the heart of it all, so Planday spends a lot of time working to make this happen.  Whether you’re a restaurant manager scheduling staff for the weekend or a care home … Continued

Life at Planday as a Product Analyst!

Life at Planday as a Product Analyst!

Welcome to our Life at Planday series, where we catch up with Planday-ers from our offices around the globe. This month, we speak to Daniel Mc Goldrick, one of our superstar Product Analysts at our Copenhagen office. Enjoy! Q: What is a Product Analyst’s role at Planday? A: A Product Analyst is responsible for planning … Continued

4 Solutions for Better Staff Scheduling

4 Solutions for Better Staff Scheduling

Right people, right place, right time is actually much more complex than it sounds.  As Planday’s CTO Chris Micklethwaite explains, more than 1 billion gig economy and shift workers have demanding and dynamic lives that need a simple solution to make it all work. Planday is all about relieving the burden of manual scheduling and … Continued

How to become an employer of choice — and know your rights —  in the gig economy

How to become an employer of choice — and know your rights — in the gig economy

With more than a billion shift workers in the global gig economy, workplace laws are starting to align with the increasing number of people who work multiple casual jobs or are independent contractors in the shift worker economy.  “There is a revolution happening in the global workforce,” says Planday CEO Christian Brøndum. “Workers are becoming … Continued

Edit shifts for multiple employees simultaneously

Edit shifts for multiple employees simultaneously

Planning your rota is like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Dozens, maybe hundreds, of employees with hundreds, maybe thousands, of shifts. And only one of you, trying to make it all work. In a busy workplace you don’t always have time to ‘edit’ and ‘accept’ your employees’ shifts one-by-one. And sometimes life just happens, meaning employees’ … Continued

Why Tech Companies Like Planday Focus on UX

Why Tech Companies Like Planday Focus on UX

User experience design is the process of optimising and improving how real people interact with your product.  If you have done your job right, your users will interact with your product seamlessly — the steps they need to take to complete a task will be obvious, and eventually everything they do will become second-nature. They … Continued

Scaling an Engineering Team in a Fast Growth, VC-Backed Business

Scaling an Engineering Team in a Fast Growth, VC-Backed Business

Starting a tech business is exciting, but growing up can be painful. Drawing on Planday’s journey from its creation in a Danish bar to its rapid expansion and recent historic VC investment, our Chief Product and Technology Officer, Chris Micklethwaite explains how to navigate the growth of a software business and where to expect challenges, … Continued

How to Create a Work Schedule: The Complete Guide

How to Create a Work Schedule: The Complete Guide

Before digging into the meat of this guide, take a second to download this no-cost work schedule template: Free scheduling template in Excel This will either be a massive ego boost or a terrifying prospect for you, but here’s the deal: If you’re setting the work schedule for your team, yours is one of the … Continued
5 Ways Planday can help you become a smooth operator

5 Ways Planday can help you become a smooth operator

We know that employee scheduling is an integral part of operations for shift-based businesses. Regardless of the industry you’re in, you need an easy and effective way to schedule that saves you from battling with Excel sheets. Efficient scheduling helps to keep your staff more satisfied and less stressed about their work, and by having … Continued

Creating The Best Work Schedule For Your Healthcare Team

Creating The Best Work Schedule For Your Healthcare Team

Oh, the dreaded staff schedule. Are you spending more hours working on it than you care to admit? You’re not the only one. Even though effective staff scheduling is critical to creating a great working environment and improving staff retention at care homes, assisted living facilities and healthcare businesses across the UK, few tasks can … Continued