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

Employee Productivity: The Complete Guide

Employee Productivity: The Complete Guide

Employee productivity is the engine on which a business runs. The more efficient your staff, the faster the turnaround and the healthier your margins.  The quality and speed of your team’s work might seem ephemeral and out of your control: after all, it’s them carrying out their tasks, not you. But there are several measures … Continued

How digital tools give your healthcare business control in COVID-19

How digital tools give your healthcare business control in COVID-19

For the majority of businesses around the world, the outbreak of COVID-19 will have a financial and social impact we can’t yet measure. But with advice from experts warning that it’s the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions who are most vulnerable to the virus, COVID-19 is having a very different impact on healthcare centres … Continued

How to keep your team motivated and productive in self-isolation

How to keep your team motivated and productive in self-isolation

Ok, so we’re more than a week into self-isolation and the novelty is starting to wear off. Around the world, videos of people using sock puppets to eat cars and singing together from their balconies are going viral.  But beyond the laughs and catchy content, there’s a serious question for businesses about how to keep … Continued

How to work from home and maximise your day

How to work from home and maximise your day

Around the world, millions of people are working now from home every day — for a longer period than ever before — as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. While we follow the advice of medical and scientific experts and authorities, Holly Samimi, our superstar Head of Engineering Operations has some helpful hints for how to make … Continued