The 4 Steps of Effective Team Building

The 4 Steps of Effective Team Building

Growing up you might have heard the cliche, Together Everyone Achieves More. Right? Eyeroll! It’s kind of cringe-worthy, but year after year schoolyards are filled with structured fun activities to build teams and teach kids the benefits of working together. But those lessons shouldn’t stop at the ringing of the final school bell.  No matter … Continued

Customer Acquisition: The Complete Guide

Customer Acquisition: The Complete Guide

“If you build it, they will come.” New business owners often fall into the same trap: they assume that just because they have successfully built their business (be it a restaurant, a hotel or a startup), customers will instantly flock to them. No matter how good their product or service is, a business still needs … Continued

Active vs. Passive Team Building — And Why You Need Both

Active vs. Passive Team Building — And Why You Need Both

Every business is unique. No matter where you are or what you do, everyone in your business and everything you do is different. But there is one thing every business and every enterprise shares in common: people. Managing the human element of your organisation — both individuals and teams — is crucial for efficiency and … Continued

4 Ways Team Building Helps Build Trust

4 Ways Team Building Helps Build Trust

“Team work makes the dream work”, might be a cliche, but putting the right group of people together and getting them to work well can pay real dividends for your business. Whether it’s carers in a care home, waitstaff in a busy restaurant or bar or salespeople making sure your customers get the attention and … Continued

4 Steps to Build a Better Retail Business engagement

4 Steps to Build a Better Retail Business engagement

Mass closings of brick and mortar businesses all over the UK have prompted the media to forecast “the end of the High Street.” In 2017, more than 5,800 UK stores closed their doors, as did 10,000 more the following year. Some industry insiders say that the so-called legacy retailers have abandoned their stores, leaving charity … Continued

7 Signs It’s Christmas In Retail

7 Signs It’s Christmas In Retail

Did you get to work this week, check the calendar and wonder, how is it December!? (Quynh, QA, Copenhagen) You better believe it. Christmas 2019 is here. And if you’re working in retail, here are seven signs Christmas is right around the corner – brought to you in jolly GIFs from the Planday team, because … Continued

The Best Employee Feedback Tools 

The Best Employee Feedback Tools 

Traditional ‘human resources’ (or ‘HR’)  is done. Gone are the days of old-school approaches to issues in the office and only dealing with complaints via paperwork. As companies adopt a modern approach to better employee engagement, here is your Planday guide to the best employee feedback tools. What’s changing in people management? “People & Culture … Continued

Office games and activities to build stronger employee engagement 

Office games and activities to build stronger employee engagement 

It might sound cheesy, but having fun and playing games with your team is important. Investing in your team’s wellbeing and making sure they get to know each others’ strengths and abilities can deliver great dividends, no matter how big your business is. First things first: don’t worry! Don’t worry — we get it. A … Continued

What to Look for in a Scheduling App

What to Look for in a Scheduling App

What to look for in a Scheduling App? Many businesses have realised how effective a scheduling app can be in managing their workforce and customer accounts. But with so many options available on the market, it’s difficult to know which to choose.  Which features should you look for in a scheduling app? How do you … Continued

Employee Engagement: The Complete Guide

Employee Engagement: The Complete Guide

While it’s only a relatively recent idea, employee engagement has some key economic benefits for businesses and is growing in its use around the world – particularly when you consider the needs of newer generations like Millennials. Employee engagement not only reflects your employees’ happiness and devotion, but it also has an impact on a … Continued