How to Hire and Onboard Employees: The Complete Guide

How to Hire and Onboard Employees: The Complete Guide

In a competitive market, hiring the right people is as crucial as having a great product or service for your customers. Which is as it should be – after all, it's the people that make your company successful. But hiring can be a tricky game, for first-time managers and seasoned leaders alike. For starters, the … Continued
How to pimp your communication in a fast-growing business

How to pimp your communication in a fast-growing business

Everything we do at Planday is about making things easier — for our customers and for us internally. We know effective communication is at the heart of it all, so Planday spends a lot of time working to make this happen.  Whether you’re a restaurant manager scheduling staff for the weekend or a care home … Continued

How to become an employer of choice — and know your rights —  in the gig economy

How to become an employer of choice — and know your rights — in the gig economy

With more than a billion shift workers in the global gig economy, workplace laws are starting to align with the increasing number of people who work multiple casual jobs or are independent contractors in the shift worker economy.  “There is a revolution happening in the global workforce,” says Planday CEO Christian Brøndum. “Workers are becoming … Continued

Why Tech Companies Like Planday Focus on UX

Why Tech Companies Like Planday Focus on UX

User experience design is the process of optimising and improving how real people interact with your product.  If you have done your job right, your users will interact with your product seamlessly — the steps they need to take to complete a task will be obvious, and eventually everything they do will become second-nature. They … Continued

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

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