What you need to know before changing your workers’ hours

What you need to know before changing your workers’ hours

Shift work can be unpredictable and challenging. Sometimes you need to change the schedule at the last minute. This is fairly standard in shift work. Still, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure that both you and your employees stay happy. Here’s what you need to know before making … Continued

Figuring out the right 12-Hour shift schedule for your business

Figuring out the right 12-Hour shift schedule for your business

When it comes to round-the-clock shifts, 2020 has completely changed things for many workplaces. From healthcare teams on the frontline of COVID to supermarket workers restocking in the wake of panic-buying customers, more and more businesses need employees at work 24/7. As we adapt to business as unusual, what’s the best way to make it … Continued

How different countries have adapted to Digital Transformation

How different countries have adapted to Digital Transformation

It’s 2021 and the case for digitisation has been made. Instead of wasting time debating the merits of implementing new tools, stand out from the crowd by adapting the way you run your business. Here’s an in-depth look at how digital transformation can help your business, including examples from countries that are doing it right.  … Continued

How far in advance should you give employees notice of their work schedule?

How far in advance should you give employees notice of their work schedule?

Trying to manage your employees’ schedules can be time-consuming and difficult. Planning their work shifts, creating a rota, and sending it out to all of your employees takes a lot of time and effort. And it might lead you to some important questions — like how far in advance you should give employees their work … Continued

How to calculate your labour-to-cost ratio

How to calculate your labour-to-cost ratio

What is your rent or mortgage payment every month? How much, on average, do you spend on groceries each week? The answers to the above should come to you easily because those answers are important information that help you plan your life. Now, do you know your average labour-to-cost ratio for your business? Has anyone … Continued

The future of hotels and the experiences your guests expect

The future of hotels and the experiences your guests expect

As hospitality operators start to re-open and customers – according to the latest numbers from Forbes – report missing dining out the most of anything during lockdown, a crucial sector often needs inclusion in the analysis: hotels. With new analysis from McKinsey suggesting a recovery is as far away as 2023, we called in the … Continued

The most common barriers to communication in the workplace

The most common barriers to communication in the workplace

How important would you say technical skills are to a team? No matter what, the most important factor of success in your team is communication. Which is mad, because the success of a company depends on communication. Whether it is on a major project that will take 10 months or a quick team meeting reviewing … Continued

Workplace communication skills every manager should have

Workplace communication skills every manager should have

Merriam-Webster defines “manager” as “a person who directs a team or athlete.” If a new manager were to only use this as their guide when managing people, they would probably do ok.   They may achieve some success by being put into an easy situation (hard-working team, effective boss, etc.). They may simply create a bunch … Continued

Can your staff only work certain days? That’s now simpler to schedule.

Can your staff only work certain days? That’s now simpler to schedule.

No matter what your business does, all staff have to balance the time they can work and things like study, second jobs, childcare and other parts of life. As a manager, it can be tough to keep on top of the specific hours and days your staff can work. Our new feature is here to … Continued

4 Types of communication styles in the workplace

4 Types of communication styles in the workplace

How many results do you think there would be if you searched for the phrase “communication books for managers”? You may think hundreds, maybe even a thousand, but it is over 3,000. That’s because communication is a skill that is critical for a Manager’s success, and there are a lot of different opinions on how to … Continued