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

What is HR cost optimization?

What is HR cost optimization?

“Why have we not done this yet?” In these strange times, I guarantee this question gets asked a lot in company meeting rooms across the world. We are now living in a world-wide pandemic that has changed businesses across many industries. We have had to quickly learn to adapt to the current environment because what … Continued

Can your staff only work certain days? That’s now simpler to schedule.

Can your staff only work certain days? That’s now simpler to schedule.

No matter what your business does, all staff have to balance the time they can work and things like study, second jobs, childcare and other parts of life. As a manager, it can be tough to keep on top of the specific hours and days your staff can work. Our new feature is here to … Continued

How Planday and Gratisal work together

How Planday and Gratisal work together

Whether you’re in HR at one of the world’s biggest brands or you’re the manager of a care home with 50 staff trying to make everything work, payroll is a task we all want to finish faster. By handpicking clever companies and platforms that eliminate human errors, streamline the payroll process and work with the … 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

The 12 best employee productivity software for your business

The 12 best employee productivity software for your business

On a scale of one to ten, how productive would you say your business is? Maybe it’s not as high as you’d like. That’s okay! Employee productivity is the one metric that everyone agrees needs to be tracked and evaluated for success – and it’s something we can always work on and improve.  Unfortunately, not … Continued

7 Ways to avoid communication breakdowns in your workplace

7 Ways to avoid communication breakdowns in your workplace

Communication breakdown in the workplace is one of the biggest challenges — and biggest stressors — for businesses and their employees. And it’s not just a problem for organisations with hundreds of people in their workforce. In a Microsoft and YouGov report on growth in small businesses in the UK, 45% of workers said they’ve … 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