6 ways you can seriously increase your tips

6 ways you can seriously increase your tips

If you're a restaurant server, you know how important tips are to your personal bottom line. According to PayScale.com, the average hourly wage for servers is $5.30. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is lower than that for workers in other kinds of positions. In almost half of all U.S. states, that wage is … Continued
How busy managers can achieve work-life balance

How busy managers can achieve work-life balance

As a manager, it’s important that you figure out an effective way to keep yourself from diving too far into either end of that equation. Too much work leads to burnout. Too much life leads to stalled career progress and a lack of fulfillment. Workaholism simply isn’t sustainable, not if we want to keep ourselves … Continued
Why you should promote work-life balance in your workplace and how to do it

Why you should promote work-life balance in your workplace and how to do it

As a manager, you’ve probably seen lots of articles about work-life balance that are aimed at you. But don't overlook the fact that this issue also affects the hourly employees at your restaurant and the quality of their work. So why is work-life balance so important for your staff? And how can you encourage it … Continued
5 Accounting apps to recommend to your small business clients

5 Accounting apps to recommend to your small business clients

There’s a longstanding joke on sitcoms about people bringing their accountants shoeboxes full of receipts at tax time. The accountant looks sad and overworked because he or she has been dealing with clients like this nonstop. Unfortunately, this joke is your reality. Your small business clients are innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial. However, they’re also unaware … Continued
Which shifts should you work to make the most tips?

Which shifts should you work to make the most tips?

Like everything in life, shift work is a gentle balancing act. You have to consider what’s already going on in your life, how much you need to work, and how to make that work benefit you the most. There’s no simple mathematical formula that can figure this out for you. You’ll have to look at … Continued
3 Weird ways to boost your productivity

3 Weird ways to boost your productivity

In a world full of distractions, everyone is looking for a few good productivity hacks to make their working lives more focused. You’ll find a lot of articles, books, videos, and conferences on how to be productive. Tips such as getting up earlier in the morning or organizing your things for the next day before … Continued

A step-by-step process for making a work schedule that works for everyone

A step-by-step process for making a work schedule that works for everyone

As a manager, being pulled in every direction is basically your MO. The rigor of scheduling is no exception: as soon as you sit back with your freshly minted schedule, the objections start rolling in. 

A sneak peak into how we build the Planday product: Part I

A sneak peak into how we build the Planday product: Part I

Welcome to Planday’s product development team! Over the next few posts we’ll be going into detail about how we do things at Planday from a product development perspective. We’ve been going through some radical changes over the past year that have all been geared up to providing the best platform we can to our customers. This first post will look at our general structure and practices, with future posts going into more details.

Why you should plan next year’s Christmas marketing ideas now

Why you should plan next year’s Christmas marketing ideas now

Is that a misprint? No, not at all. You really should be thinking about next year’s Christmas now. Let me tell you why.

The biggest misunderstandings about workforce management software

The biggest misunderstandings about workforce management software

I was asked a very good question not long ago – “What are the biggest mistakes companies make when buying workforce management software?” There are so many solutions out there offering to make daily operational routines easier, so how do you make sure you choose the right system? I’ve gathered my thoughts and what I’ve found is that there are two common misunderstandings which seem to make the journey through the jungle of workforce management tools very complicated. So, here are some guidelines.