5 Essential tips to create a schedule for your small business

5 Essential tips to create a schedule for your small business

If you’re running your small business without an organised scheduling system – or are just getting started – then you have a lot of opportunities to manage your business more effectively and efficiently. Providing employees with an up-to-date and accurate schedule is essential to keeping business operations running smoothly. Stellar scheduling software can improve the … Continued

How to engage hotel employees 

How to engage hotel employees 

After months of closure and challenges with changing restrictions and reduced demand levels, there’s light at the end of the tunnel for the hotel and hospitality industry.  As hotel operators look to the looming northern hemisphere spring and summer with some optimism, now is the time to invest in your best asset and make sure … Continued

How to increase employee satisfaction and productivity 

How to increase employee satisfaction and productivity 

A business is like a physical body: to work effectively, it must stay healthy. Employee satisfaction is the base ingredient for business health and efficiency, which means your management team needs a strong plan in place to keep employees happy and motivated in their work. Without such a management plan for employee productivity, your business … Continued

5 employee tools for an effective working culture

5 employee tools for an effective working culture

The coronavirus pandemic has jolted workplaces across the globe.  Stay-at-home orders and business closures have left many employees working from home, isolated from coworkers, in less-than-ideal workspaces. Some shoulder daytime care for family members while they work. Many face strained relationships and fewer opportunities for spontaneous collaboration. And for shift-based businesses from restaurants and bars … Continued

What you need to know before changing your workers’ hours

What you need to know before changing your workers’ hours

Shift work can be unpredictable and challenging. Sometimes you need to change the schedule at the last minute. This is fairly standard in shift work. Still, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure that both you and your employees stay happy. Here’s what you need to know before making … Continued

Figuring out the right 12-Hour shift schedule for your business

Figuring out the right 12-Hour shift schedule for your business

When it comes to round-the-clock shifts, 2020 has completely changed things for many workplaces. From healthcare teams on the frontline of COVID to supermarket workers restocking in the wake of panic-buying customers, more and more businesses need employees at work 24/7. As we adapt to business as unusual, what’s the best way to make it … Continued

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