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One of the highest costs in business is labour. While your business is growing, it can be easy to justify labour costs to keep up with demand. But as business matures, sales level off and it’s not long before labour costs get out of hand, causing considerable strain on your business.
Team-building activities for work
Team-building exercises – from corporate retreats to competitive Lego-building to go-karting – have been the brunt of many jokes in popular culture, but they exist for a reason. Great teams rarely form naturally, and creating shared experiences is an effective way of building camaraderie and fostering teamwork. No matter if your team is deskless or deskbound, or a mix of both, there are team-building activities to suit every budget and every work group.
Roster, rota, schedule – a little word research
Roster, schedule and rota are the three most common English terms for employee time management or workforce management systems, with one term commonly favoured over the others between English speaking countries.
Reviewing your recruitment strategy for casuals
In such a tight talent market, it’s crucial to review your current recruitment strategy for casual employees. It shouldn’t be a set and forget process. So if what you relied on in the past isn’t giving you the volume of applicants you need, it’s time to look at different ways to do this.
Performance appraisal templates and examples
Whatever the sector, the mechanics of running a successful business rely heavily on staff performance – and this goes hand in hand with the fact that in order to keep employees performing at their peak, regular appraisals are essential.
How to choose the right WFM system for your retail or hospitality business
Managing a retail or hospitality business can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing your shift-based (or ‘deskless’) workforce. Scheduling employees, tracking time and attendance, labour cost management and keeping tabs on employee productivity and satisfaction are just some of the tasks you need to handle.
What to expect from the NZ Holidays Act overhaul — and how to prepare
While many employment laws govern New Zealand workplaces, none have attracted mass attention like the New Zealand Holidays Act (2003), a law that outlines the rules and regulations surrounding leave entitlements.
6 key areas to consider before investing in workforce management software
Any financial outlay for HR or workforce management technology is likely to be significant – indeed, research from Gartner shows that in 2023, 46% of surveyed HR leaders expect to increase their HR technology budget, beating out staffing and recruiting (45%) and total rewards (41%). Technology was ranked as the leading HR investment priority for the second year in a row. The Gartner research also revealed that HR leaders expect technology-related initiatives to hold the highest potential for HR function efficiency.
Effective communication strategies for deskless teams
From promoting genuine and practical collaboration to enforcing clear communication, managing an organisation with deskless employees can present its own set of challenges. These challenges are even more prevalent for organisations that work within fast-paced, rapidly evolving industries. Deskless teams refer to frontline or field teams working outside a traditional office environment. They are often mobile, working on varied shift cycles on or off-site, and rely heavily on technology to stay connected and complete tasks. Effective team communication is crucial for any organisation to run smoothly, so how do you tackle this in dispersed teams? This blog will explore six strategies for effective deskless communication to help deskless teams stay connected and productive.