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. 

5 Essential features your employee scheduling system should have

5 Essential features your employee scheduling system should have

More and more businesses are looking for a smarter way of handling their employee scheduling. But how do you find out which system fits your needs? We’ve highlighted 5 features that your new employee scheduling tool should have – as a minimum.

Employee motivation: 5 Tips to a successful team

Employee motivation: 5 Tips to a successful team

Having a happy, motivated and productive team is key to excellent customer service, maintaining sales and controlling costs. Your team can be your point of differentiation so what is the secret to keeping your team engaged, motivated and eager to please you and your customers? Here are my top 5 tips for any hospitality or leisure business.

7 Things you should do for a relaxing Christmas

7 Things you should do for a relaxing Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner but are you prepared to leave the office to take a few days off? Emails, phone calls and texts will probably still tick in while you’re enjoying a quiet time with your family, and you need to fight the urge to constantly be on your phone and your computer. Here are some simple tips to leave work at work during the holidays.

8 Tips to promote your restaurant’s Christmas menu

8 Tips to promote your restaurant’s Christmas menu

It’s Christmas time which means you’ll be rubbing your hands in glee at the prospect of increased sales – hopefully yes, but not always. Here are some thoughts you may want to consider to attract more customers to your restaurant this holiday season.