Say hello to a new, revamped Planday

Say hello to a new, revamped Planday

We're very happy to announce that we're launching an updated Planday that's faster and more user-friendly, with better functionality for our customers. Over our decade of experience, we've created a comprehensive platform that makes the lives of hourly workers and their managers less stressful. During that time, we’ve deepened Planday’s functionality and expanded our customer … Continued
How busy managers can achieve work-life balance

How busy managers can achieve work-life balance

As a manager, it’s important that you figure out an effective way to keep yourself from diving too far into either end of that equation. Too much work leads to burnout. Too much life leads to stalled career progress and a lack of fulfillment. Workaholism simply isn’t sustainable, not if we want to keep ourselves … Continued
Why you should promote work-life balance in your workplace and how to do it

Why you should promote work-life balance in your workplace and how to do it

As a manager, you’ve probably seen lots of articles about work-life balance that are aimed at you. But don't overlook the fact that this issue also affects the hourly employees at your restaurant and the quality of their work. So why is work-life balance so important for your staff? And how can you encourage it … Continued
How to better predict customer flow

How to better predict customer flow

For restaurant managers, a crystal ball would come in pretty handy. Looking into the future, they would know exactly how many customers to expect each day and, in turn, how many staff members they need to have on duty. Unfortunately, predicting customer flow isn't that easy. But it's an important skill for restaurant managers to … Continued
How to scale your training and development programs

How to scale your training and development programs

As your company grows or you start to open franchises, the challenges you face will become exponentially greater. Not only do you need new ways of managing employee schedules, juggling more complicated books and ensuring that you’re always fully stocked and ready for customers, you have to train all the new hires that come with … Continued
Payslip explained

Payslip explained

Understanding Your Payslip and How Your Salary is Calculated Opening your payslip can come with a real mixed bag of emotions. The first thing all of us do is seek out the big bolded number on the bottom to see what our take-home pay is. And all too often, it can go a little something … Continued
The ultimate guide to Millennials for the hospitality industry

The ultimate guide to Millennials for the hospitality industry

Sometime around 1991, the word “Millennial” as it defines a generation came into usage. The word talks about anyone born after 1980, which can be summed as the population of young adults. Another important part of the definition of a Millennial is that they were growing up right along with digital technology and mass media. … Continued
How to handle workplace romances

How to handle workplace romances

According to various surveys, anywhere from about one-third to more than half of employees have dated someone they work with. But for HR professionals, dealing with workplace romances can be tricky. of male workers have dated a co-worker with higher rank Should your company put a damper on employee dating, or let love bloom – … Continued
Planday’s quarterly feature roundup

Planday’s quarterly feature roundup

Over the past quarter we’ve been busy working on a batch of exciting features for you! We have updates to both the web version and the app, which we’ll explain below. Enjoy! Schedule template editor Schedule templates just became a lot more useful! Previously, Schedule templates could only be created from existing shifts in your … Continued
Planday’s compliance with GDPR

Planday’s compliance with GDPR

On 25 May 2018, all companies that handle, process, and control personal data have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under the GDPR, Planday is classified as a Data Processor, so we'll be working towards those compliance standards. Below, we've outlined exactly how we will comply with the new regulations. Ultimately, our goal is to protect the … Continued