Scaling an Engineering Team in a Fast Growth, VC-Backed Business

Scaling an Engineering Team in a Fast Growth, VC-Backed Business

Starting a tech business is exciting, but growing up can be painful. Drawing on Planday’s journey from its creation in a Danish bar to its rapid expansion and recent historic VC investment, our Chief Product and Technology Officer, Chris Micklethwaite explains how to navigate the growth of a software business and where to expect challenges, … Continued

Resolving work schedule conflicts

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

How tech can improve employee satisfaction

How tech can improve employee satisfaction

It can be a real challenge to know if your employees are truly satisfied or if they’re secretly plotting to make a move to another position in the near future. 16% of millennials are actively disengaged Turnover among Millennials alone costs the US Economy about $30.5 billion annually, according to Gallup, but your company doesn’t … Continued
Training new employees vs. training existing employees

Training new employees vs. training existing employees

Most companies understand the necessity of training new employees. Freshly hired workers need to understand their job duties, management’s expectations, and a host of other important information.

How the government can support the hospitality sector after Brexit

How the government can support the hospitality sector after Brexit

  This article is part of our Brexit Survival Guide: Practical Tips for Hospitality Businesses series, and is written by Kurt Janson, Director of The Tourism Alliance. While there is a lot of talk about the detrimental impacts that Brexit may have on the hospitality sector, it is important to remember that there are a … Continued
How should you discuss the implications of Brexit with your EU employees?

How should you discuss the implications of Brexit with your EU employees?

This article is part of our Brexit Survival Guide: Practical Tips for Hospitality Businesses series, and is written by Jonathan Gray, who leads the hospitality team at Pitmans Law firm. The hospitality sector is very reliant on EU (non UK) employees. However, Brexit has not improved the perception of the UK as a welcoming destination … Continued

What the government can do to help the hospitality industry before and after Brexit

What the government can do to help the hospitality industry before and after Brexit

This article is part of our Brexit Survival Guide: Practical Tips for Hospitality Businesses series, and is written by Dr Maria Gebbels, who is a lecturer in hospitality management at the University of Greenwich. Whilst the UK finalises its strategy for exiting the European Union, it is business as usual for the majority of hospitality … Continued

Introducing the right benefits and opportunities in your workplace

Introducing the right benefits and opportunities in your workplace

This article is part of our Brexit Survival Guide: Practical Tips for Hospitality Businesses series, and is written by Jessica Berry, the Talent Manager at the Doyle Collection. With the employment market contracting since the vote for Brexit, we have turned our attention to retention initiatives designed to present the best offering to candidates post … Continued

How employee engagement can fight Brexit disruption

How employee engagement can fight Brexit disruption

This article is part of our Brexit Survival Guide: Practical Tips for Hospitality Businesses series, and is written by Phil Chambers Co-founder and Chief Executive at Peakon. You don’t need me to further explain why Brexit has the potential to harm the hospitality industry – this is a survival guide after all – so I’ll get … Continued

How To Use Tech To Simplify Information Flows To Drive Efficiency

How To Use Tech To Simplify Information Flows To Drive Efficiency

This article is part of our Brexit Survival Guide: Practical Tips for Hospitality Businesses series, and is written by Edward Hallett , the UK Managing Director of iZettle Half of Britain’s food is imported and about 30% comes from the EU. A quarter of the 3 million people in Britain’s hospitality sector are EU nationals. … Continued