How to Attract Millennial Customers

Millennials are now the largest generation in America. The approximately 80,000,000 millennials in America make up a quarter of the population and account for over $2 billion in buying power. That economic impact will continue to grow as the parents and grandparents of millennials leave inheritances to this generation. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials … Continued

6 Ways Your Business is Losing Money

It can take several years for small businesses to become financially successful. Even then, finances can swing to extremes based on a lot of outside factors, such as weather, local events, and new competition. While you can’t control these outside factors, there are plenty of ways you can keep your business from losing money. Being … Continued

Don’t Let Bad Service Ruin Valentine’s Day

When you run a business in the hospitality industry, Valentine’s Day has the potential to be a big revenue day for your company. However, the chaos that can happen on big revenue days can cause disasters. The problems usually arise when you’re underprepared and understaffed. While you do want to make sure to capitalize on … Continued

READY TO MAKE THE MOST OF SUPER BOWL 51?

Last year’s Super Bowl was broadcast in over 180 countries in 25 languages, with 184 million Americans watching live, and 38.5 million viewers outside the US. Needless to say, the Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events— not just in the US, but the entire world. In 2016, Super Bowl spending topped $15.5 … Continued

Revenue Expansion: 5 Tips for Restaurant Operators

You’re probably already well-acquainted with the most popular ways to grow revenue: raising prices, finding new profit centers through menu expansion, new advertising. In this piece, however, we’ll shed light on some of the lesser-known (but equally powerful) methods for boosting your bottom line. These five creative tips will set you apart from your competitors … Continued

Resolving Work Schedule Conflicts

In a perfect world, you’d write a schedule, post it, and watch the customers and employees pour in. Of course, in the real world, writing schedules for hourly employees is more like that “whack-a-mole” game at carnivals — as soon as you bop one conflict on the head, another jumps out at you. As you … Continued

Customer Success Stories: Meet Grand Vin, Chexology, and Ellary’s Greens

One of the best things about working at Planday is seeing our customers’ businesses succeed! Now you have the chance to get to know a couple of our customers and their inspiring stories about how they built and run their business.     Grand Vin Restaurant Grand Vin Restaurant is an upscale eatery and prominent business in Hoboken, … Continued

How to Write a Killer Job Ad

When you manage hourly employees, writing job ads is something you do fairly often. Hourly workers are often students whose class schedules change or who seek new careers once they graduate. They’re also caretakers, moms, dads, and part-timers with other jobs. All of the realities of these other roles means you will certainly find yourself … Continued

The Two Reasons Why a Dependable Work Schedule Is So Important

If you manage hourly employees, you know how many issues can come up when you’re trying to schedule shifts. Hourly employees are often students, parents, or caregivers with very specific need scheduling needs. A dependable schedule helps employees balance their work lives and their home lives. It also gives them a chance to better themselves … Continued

Should you offer split shifts and flex-time?

In the ever-evolving business landscape, flexible scheduling has become a hot topic. The reason is simple: when workers have more control of their schedules, they have better work-life balance and thus more satisfaction on the job itself. In its 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study, WorkplaceTrends.com found that flex programs improved employee satisfaction by 87%, boosted productivity … Continued