Planday’s Project Manager: “A strong team means a strong product.”

Planday’s Project Manager: “A strong team means a strong product.”

This is Planday’s project manager, Sigrid. She reveals how Pepsi, kebab, 90s music and agile work methods result in a strong team delivering a clever employee scheduling solution. And we talk stereotypes, as we ask her what it’s like to be the sole woman in a team of men. 

3 things COVID has taught us about staff communication

3 things COVID has taught us about staff communication

If a year of living and working during the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that managers and companies cannot over-communicate. As changes to local lockdowns, a subsequent surge in new channels like click-and-collect and even the furlough scheme were announced and changed the way you and your team did business, communicating with your … Continued

Planday to be acquired by Xero

Planday to be acquired by Xero

We have today announced Planday will be acquired by Xero Limited, a cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses with 2.45 million subscribers globally.  We are beyond excited for this next step in Planday’s journey.  Our mission is to make our customers’ day work, and make life easier for both employers and employees. This mission … Continued

How to improve efficiencies with Care Home software

How to improve efficiencies with Care Home software

As COVID-19 changed every facet of life for people and businesses across the world and more details became clear about how and where the virus is most likely to spread, one sector of frontline workers were suddenly central to keeping the elderly safe.  So as we look toward a second year of lockdowns, restrictions and … Continued

3 Reasons your business needs staff time tracking software

3 Reasons your business needs staff time tracking software

Efficient time management is essential for the success of any company. Despite this, many organisations lose money by failing to track employee hours in an intuitive and reliable manner.  Using employee time tracking software can protect employee pay, optimise productivity and increase satisfaction. Staff time tracking software can manage employee scheduling and staff rotas, as … Continued

What are the benefits of taking a shift break?

What are the benefits of taking a shift break?

As the world adapts to different ways of working, extra demands on shift workers in key industries and even less predictability in hours on or at work, is the break becoming a thing of the past? It’s becoming increasingly common for employees to shorten or skip their break, or even to eat at their desk … Continued

3 Surprising and innovative ways to use staff management software

3 Surprising and innovative ways to use staff management software

Cast your mind back to the beginning of 2020 and no one thought managing a team would look like this. No matter what your business or your team does, all of us have had to embrace flexibility and work in different ways recently – whether it’s having staff work from home, or it’s care home … Continued

How to manage multiple business locations effectively

How to manage multiple business locations effectively

Growing a successful business is as rewarding as it is difficult. Managing a single location can be a challenge in itself, but as you scale and add more locations it can quickly become overwhelming. How can you make sure that all of your sites are running smoothly? We’re here to help! This article will guide … Continued

4 Tips to safely reopen in the “New Normal” for Hospitality

4 Tips to safely reopen in the “New Normal” for Hospitality

Coronavirus and the resulting shutdowns around the world have negatively impacted many businesses, but this especially so for the hospitality industry. With travel bans, restrictions on gatherings, and other measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation predicted in March 2020 that international tourism would be down 20 to … Continued

How to increase employee satisfaction and productivity 

How to increase employee satisfaction and productivity 

A business is like a physical body: to work effectively, it must stay healthy. Employee satisfaction is the base ingredient for business health and efficiency, which means your management team needs a strong plan in place to keep employees happy and motivated in their work. Without such a management plan for employee productivity, your business … Continued