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

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 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

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

Coping with COVID-19: the essential tools your retail business needs right now

Coping with COVID-19: the essential tools your retail business needs right now

If you write the word “crisis” in Chinese, there are two characters. One means danger and the other opportunity.  Obviously COVID-19 is affecting every business, every worker and every person in the world. And while safeguarding yourself and your people should be priority number one, smart businesses are already looking for opportunities to better prepare … Continued

Getting back control under COVID-19: help for leisure businesses

Getting back control under COVID-19: help for leisure businesses

If you write the word “crisis” in Chinese, there are two characters. One means danger and the other opportunity.  For leisure and entertainment businesses around the world, this 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 … Continued