COVID-19 + Hospitality: What is a staged re-opening?

COVID-19 + Hospitality: What is a staged re-opening?

As hospitality businesses prepare for the gradual re-opening as restrictions begin to ease, we invited business consultant James McLean from Planday partner Truffle Hunting to an expert webinar to share his tips and tricks for opening safely and strongly. James reckons you need to think about three key parts of your re-opening strategy: your revenue, … Continued

COVID-19 + Hospitality: What does ‘furlough’ mean for your business?

COVID-19 + Hospitality: What does ‘furlough’ mean for your business?

Just a few months ago it seems none of us had heard the word ‘furlough’. But as the UK Government outlined its COVID-19 support package — which you can read more about here to see what it means for your business — ‘furlough’ became a very important part of many business’ strategy to survive the … Continued

How to Develop a Winning Customer Experience Strategy

How to Develop a Winning Customer Experience Strategy

There’s no doubt that a stellar customer experience (CX) is necessary for brand success. And to make it happen, you’re going to need a winning strategy. Competition is fierce out there. Today’s consumers have higher expectations for their interactions with brands, and in most cases, plenty of other options if they decide to jump ship. … Continued

8 Ways to Improve Your Customer Experience

8 Ways to Improve Your Customer Experience

The customer experience is everything. Every interaction that a customer has with your organisation — from the first time they become aware of your product or service to their first purchase and beyond — is an opportunity for you to create a positive, lasting impression. And if you’re not focusing on how to make 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

Need to track your salaried employees’ hours to keep to a contract? That just got simpler.

Need to track your salaried employees’ hours to keep to a contract? That just got simpler.

If your business uses salaried workers, chances are there are rules you need to follow. But in a busy business with many employees, many managers can find it difficult to keep track and make sure your employees don’t exceed the hours their contract allows them to work. You need to know if your employee is … Continued

Planday and Plecto now work together

Planday and Plecto now work together

Scheduling staff and managing admin tasks efficiently with digital tools are two ways you can save time and money as you scale your business. But as your business continues to grow, with many people across many locations, smarter business tracking and optimisation is what increasingly sets you apart from your competitors. The Planday Blog caught … Continued

What you missed from our expert COVID-19 UK hospitality webinar

What you missed from our expert COVID-19 UK hospitality webinar

As the COVID-19 crisis deepened throughout the UK, millions of hospitality businesses and the people which work for them were plunged into uncertainty. One of the best tools hospitality businesses have to make the best decisions right now is data: what are the industry trends and what can the systems you already use tell you … Continued