Planday goes to the Lesvos FutbolNet Festival for Refugees

Planday goes to the Lesvos FutbolNet Festival for Refugees

A small but dedicated group of volunteers in Lesvos, Greece are organizing a two-week soccer festival to bring physical and mental wellness and fun to the children living in a refugee camp. The Kara Tepe Refugee camp hosts about 700 refugees who have left Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria by crossing the strait that separates Lesvos from … Continued

Barista, Planday family member, makes lasting impact on developing communities

Barista, Planday family member, makes lasting impact on developing communities

Barista, Planday family member since 2014, has embodied the meaning of community through their work in the Fairtrade movement since 2006. Barista has 15 shops across Sweden and was the first coffee chain in Scandinavia to go all in on Fairtrade. The company is committed to improving conditions for farmers and workers in developing countries. … Continued

Planday puts core values in action

Planday puts core values in action

At Planday, our shared values are fundamental in everything we do, impacting our product, business, culture, and our interactions with people. However, our values are more than simply goals to reach for: they’re part of our daily culture. Our four values are what Planday employees live by, whether we’re working to build a better product … Continued

Investing in your employees: how and when to train them

Investing in your employees: how and when to train them

You’ve made a new hire and added her to the payroll. Great! It may feel like you’re investing in your employee already. After all, you’ll be signing her paycheck from now on. However, employee training represents an invisible–but no less important–factor in your company’s bottom line. When it’s working well, you reap the benefits. When it’s not, you may be losing employees, or worse–losing customers.

How to give better feedback to your employees

How to give better feedback to your employees

Sixty-three percent of employees say a failure to recognize achievements keeps their leaders from being effective. And 39% singled out their managers’ failure to provide constructive criticism.

What you need to know about running a background check

What you need to know about running a background check

Let’s set the scene: You’re searching for a great new employee to fill a currently vacant position. The person who gets the job will play an important role on the team. You’ve been combing through resumes, lots and lots of resumes. You’ve even got a few applicants that seem like real contenders. You call each person in for an interview. Each applicant is different and gifted in unique ways. What do you do?

How to get started coaching your employees rather than lecturing them

How to get started coaching your employees rather than lecturing them

As a manager, it can be tough when an employee makes a mistake. Sometimes these are small offenses like constantly showing up five minutes late, and sometimes there are bigger issues like consistently not meeting goals or being rude to coworkers. You know your employees are only human and that humans make mistakes. So, you’re not looking to fire your employees, but you know you must address the issues that are causing a problem in the workplace.

Giving employees praise: how, why and when

Giving employees praise: how, why and when

Take a moment to consider your last month of work. In addition to all the invoices, shift scheduling, order placements, hiring, payroll, and all of the other myriad tasks and responsibilities that fall to you as a manager, how much time have you spent praising your employees?

Team dynamics: How to solve the 4 most common team conflicts

Team dynamics: How to solve the 4 most common team conflicts

Effective managers must possess several key leadership skills. One of the most crucial is the ability to manage team conflicts.