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6 shift planning resolutions your business should make for 2020

In most companies, shift planning is a ‘necessary evil’. You need to make sure the right people are in the right place, at the right time, but coordinating staff schedules takes more effort and energy than you want – and even then, it’s not always accurate.
By Tony Bushell

How can shift planning tools help schools, universities and other educational institutions?

Start a conversation about shift planning, and most people think we’re talking about factories, warehouses, retail and hospitality businesses. But there are many sectors where shift planning tools can help organisations manage staff movements more effectively – including the education sector.
By Tony Bushell

How can charities use shift planning tools?

It’s hard to keep any organisation working towards a common goal, but it can be especially challenging for charities. You’re dealing with a mix of full-time staff, part-time staff and volunteers, and you don’t have a lot of money to spare for expensive people management technology.
By Callum Ellis

How to manage the Gen Z workforce

There’s been a lot of talk about managing Millennials in recent years, but most of this group are now well established into the workplace, with the oldest members soon turning 40.
By Mark Tomkinson

6 common shift planning nightmares – and how to prevent them

Keeping track of staff movements is a challenge within most organisations, but if your company operates in shift patterns, scheduling work can be a nightmare.
By Tony Bushell

New features and updates for October 2019

As part of our ongoing development of the WhosOffice platform, we will be publishing a number of updates to the online service, as well as the underlying platform.
By Tony Bushell

Don’t let TOIL play havoc with your shift planning

Many companies run annual leave entitlements in line with the calendar year, so by the time autumn arrives, staff have used up the majority of their holiday. In light of this, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s a straight run until Christmas, but...
By Mark Tomkinson

Top tips for recruiting and scheduling temporary Christmas staff

With the festive season fast approaching, companies in many sectors are looking to recruit short-term staff to cope with peak trading demands. But how do you find the right temporary workers to complement your permanent team?
By Tony Bushell

What makes a good team leader?

Decent managers are hard to come by, and many professionals find it easier to remember bad bosses than good ones. But strong leadership can make all the difference to employee performance, motivating staff and ensuring that everyone is working to the best of their ability.
By Tony Bushell

Back to school: 4 lessons for more effective people management

September brings the start of a new academic year, but it’s not just children who could benefit from broadening their horizons. Every day is a school day in the business world as well – especially when it comes to building a harmonious working culture.
By Tony Bushell

Support for Chile and Peru added to Public Holiday Imports

Users are now able to import public holidays from Peru and Chile following an update to our public holiday lookup service.
By Tony Bushell

Can your shift planner cope with part-time employees?

The number of professionals working part-time is on the rise, with more than 8.6 million people in the UK choosing this form of employment. Can your shift planner cope with part-time employees?

By Tony Bushell

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