Customer Success Stories: Meet Grand Vin, Chexology, and Ellary’s Greens

One of the best things about working at Planday is seeing our customers’ businesses succeed! Now you have the chance to get to know a couple of our customers and their inspiring stories about how they built and run their business.     Grand Vin Restaurant Grand Vin Restaurant is an upscale eatery and prominent business in Hoboken, … Continued

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Onboarding Employees

Your employees are the backbone of your business. It is important that your employees feel invested in the company and supported in their professional growth. One of the best ways to make sure that your stuff feels like a part of a team is by providing excellent training. Most employees are familiar with the orientation. … Continued

How to Write a Killer Job Ad

When you manage hourly employees, writing job ads is something you do fairly often. Hourly workers are often students whose class schedules change or who seek new careers once they graduate. They’re also caretakers, moms, dads, and part-timers with other jobs. All of the realities of these other roles means you will certainly find yourself … Continued

5 Science-Proven Productivity Hacks for Managers

As a manager, you’re a bit like that stretchy rubber doll from the nineties — each limb being pulled in an opposite direction by your hourly workers, customers, and higher-ups from the second you step into work. Saving time, and energy, are paramount to the success of your business, not to mention your own sanity … Continued

The Two Reasons Why a Dependable Work Schedule Is So Important

If you manage hourly employees, you know how many issues can come up when you’re trying to schedule shifts. Hourly employees are often students, parents, or caregivers with very specific need scheduling needs. A dependable schedule helps employees balance their work lives and their home lives. It also gives them a chance to better themselves … Continued

Should you offer split shifts and flex-time?

In the ever-evolving business landscape, flexible scheduling has become a hot topic. The reason is simple: when workers have more control of their schedules, they have better work-life balance and thus more satisfaction on the job itself. In its 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study, WorkplaceTrends.com found that flex programs improved employee satisfaction by 87%, boosted productivity … Continued

How to Motivate Your Staff During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again when the festive music gets piped into stores and holiday decorations adorn windows and doors. People everywhere try to get into the holiday spirit. They give generously to charities, purchase gifts for friends and family members, and look to the new year as a chance to set new goals … Continued

The Key to Mobile Workforce Management

If you asked employees and executives what’s changed day-to-day work the most, most would probably answer technology. It’s ushered in new efficiencies and possibilities that even two decades ago were mostly unthinkable—including a more mobile yet more connected workforce. All manner of people and positions—from dispatch to track to communications—can utilize mobile workforce capabilities. Before … Continued

How To Prevent Your Employees From Quitting

If your business employs hourly workers, you might feel resigned to the fact that high turnover is just a fact of life. But that’s not necessarily the case. Managers can use an array of strategies to encourage hourly employees to stick around longer — including many tactics that won’t cost a thing. Make Retention a Constant Priority … Continued

Ideas For Rewarding Employees That Work

As a manager, you know you have it good. Your team members work hard and make customers happy. They come through for you even when things get tough. You want to encourage them to keep up the great work and to stick with your business for the long haul instead of looking for another job. … Continued