How to calculate your labour-to-cost ratio

How to calculate your labour-to-cost ratio

What is your rent or mortgage payment every month? How much, on average, do you spend on groceries each week? The answers to the above should come to you easily because those answers are important information that help you plan your life. Now, do you know your average labour-to-cost ratio for your business? Has anyone … Continued

The most common barriers to communication in the workplace

The most common barriers to communication in the workplace

How important would you say technical skills are to a team? No matter what, the most important factor of success in your team is communication. Which is mad, because the success of a company depends on communication. Whether it is on a major project that will take 10 months or a quick team meeting reviewing … Continued

Workplace communication skills every manager should have

Workplace communication skills every manager should have

Merriam-Webster defines “manager” as “a person who directs a team or athlete.” If a new manager were to only use this as their guide when managing people, they would probably do ok.   They may achieve some success by being put into an easy situation (hard-working team, effective boss, etc.). They may simply create a bunch … Continued

How to improve communication in your workplace

How to improve communication in your workplace

Have you ever heard someone say, “I left my last job because we communicated too well”? Of course not!  However, you’ve probably (maybe even recently) heard the phrase “I left my last job because there was poor communication”. Humans are social creatures, and when it comes to working together, good communication can make all the … Continued

The 12 best employee productivity software for your business

The 12 best employee productivity software for your business

On a scale of one to ten, how productive would you say your business is? Maybe it’s not as high as you’d like. That’s okay! Employee productivity is the one metric that everyone agrees needs to be tracked and evaluated for success – and it’s something we can always work on and improve.  Unfortunately, not … Continued

What you missed from our expert COVID-19 UK hospitality webinar

What you missed from our expert COVID-19 UK hospitality webinar

As the COVID-19 crisis deepened throughout the UK, millions of hospitality businesses and the people which work for them were plunged into uncertainty. One of the best tools hospitality businesses have to make the best decisions right now is data: what are the industry trends and what can the systems you already use tell you … Continued

How to attract and hire seasonal employees

How to attract and hire seasonal employees

What do retailers, theme parks, shipping companies, and caterers all have in common? They all tend to hire seasonal workers to help with an increase in demand. From amusement parks to mobile ice cream parlours, plenty of businesses experience an uptick in sales during a particular time of the year. Some businesses even restrict their … Continued

Employee Productivity: The Complete Guide

Employee Productivity: The Complete Guide

Employee productivity is the engine on which a business runs. The more efficient your staff, the faster the turnaround and the healthier your margins.  The quality and speed of your team’s work might seem ephemeral and out of your control: after all, it’s them carrying out their tasks, not you. But there are several measures … Continued

How digital tools give your healthcare business control in COVID-19

How digital tools give your healthcare business control in COVID-19

For the majority of businesses around the world, the outbreak of COVID-19 will have a financial and social impact we can’t yet measure. But with advice from experts warning that it’s the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions who are most vulnerable to the virus, COVID-19 is having a very different impact on healthcare centres … Continued

A hospitality business guide to surviving COVID-19

A hospitality business guide to surviving COVID-19

If you write the word “crisis” in Chinese, there are two characters. One means danger and the other opportunity.  For hospitality businesses around the world, now is a pretty scary and uncertain time. The challenges of the next few weeks and months are among some of the biggest many will face in their careers, and … Continued