What are the benefits of taking a shift break?

What are the benefits of taking a shift break?

As the world adapts to different ways of working, extra demands on shift workers in key industries and even less predictability in hours on or at work, is the break becoming a thing of the past? It’s becoming increasingly common for employees to shorten or skip their break, or even to eat at their desk … Continued

How to manage multiple business locations effectively

How to manage multiple business locations effectively

Growing a successful business is as rewarding as it is difficult. Managing a single location can be a challenge in itself, but as you scale and add more locations it can quickly become overwhelming. How can you make sure that all of your sites are running smoothly? We’re here to help! This article will guide … 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

How different countries have adapted to Digital Transformation

How different countries have adapted to Digital Transformation

It’s 2021 and the case for digitisation has been made. Instead of wasting time debating the merits of implementing new tools, stand out from the crowd by adapting the way you run your business. Here’s an in-depth look at how digital transformation can help your business, including examples from countries that are doing it right.  … Continued

The experience side of retail

The experience side of retail

Experience is everything – for many consumers this is especially true when it comes to Christmas. Create a great experience for your retail customers and you can simultaneously make them happy while you grow your business. That’s a win-win! Here’s a closer look at why the customer experience is so important and how you can … Continued

How far in advance should you give employees notice of their work schedule?

How far in advance should you give employees notice of their work schedule?

Trying to manage your employees’ schedules can be time-consuming and difficult. Planning their work shifts, creating a rota, and sending it out to all of your employees takes a lot of time and effort. And it might lead you to some important questions — like how far in advance you should give employees their work … 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