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Effective shift planning is the 24/7 economy’s secret weapon


The world is moving faster than ever – and as the start to 2020 has shown, unexpected world events can lead to consumers wanting access to goods and services in record time. This culture of instant gratification is driving many companies to run operations around-the-clock, but planning shifts for an always-on business is a complex task.
By Tony Bushell

WhosOffice Platform updates Q1 2020, Bradford Factor, Rules and more


Our latest round of updates includes extra Bradford Factor reporting options, more flexibility over applying rules to leave requests, our first set of integration roll-outs, along with a few minor tweaks to reporting outputs.
By Mark Tomkinson

Automate user security with Microsoft Azure Active Directory and WhosOffice


Managing and controlling access across your company wide applications can be complex. One way to minimise this level of complexity is to enable integrations across the different platforms you employ. We've been working to help you with this.
By Tony Bushell

Can retail shift planning software help brands manage staff operations better?


Retail is synonymous with shift work, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that most businesses have got shift planning down to a fine art. But the complexities of modern, multichannel trading have made operations more convoluted than ever before – and assigning the right people to each part of the business is difficult and time consuming.
By Callum Ellis

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


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