Against some fantastic startups, Shiftiez wins the People's Choice award at Startup Victoria's Future of Work pitch night.
Personalising an employees experience is being seen as an increasingly important way for companies to manage staff health and engagement. Changing staff demographics mean a single staff service offering won't fit the needs of a large diverse workforce.
Where is this heading, and how can you manage the costs of offering service diversity?
Human Resources at large organisations strain under the lack of accurate information when it comes to short-term planning and the results can be catastrophic for the business and its employees. Ryan Air's COO stood down amidst ongoing controversy with the airline's struggle to manage rosters, leading to the cancellation of flights for over 700,000 travellers. In December last year, a 150 driver shortage at Queensland Rail saw people stranded all over the rail network on Christmas day, ultimately costing the minister in charge his portfolio. Why does this happen, and what's the solution?
Pitching against 15 other entrepreneurs with some incredible startup ideas, Shiftiez has secured a new space to work from at the first Pitch for a spot competition organised by Startup Victoria
In the true spirit of collaboration, MYOB is partnering with Creative Cubes to sponsor a year’s free rent for eight emerging small businesses, founders and entrepreneurs. Startup Victoria will be running a Pitch for a Spot Competition on the 4th of Oct. Tickets are available here for those keen to watch the action.
I’ve had a few jobs in my lifetime. Being a Gen X I’ve (perhaps typically) never sought the 30-year service award. Despite my generation’s penchant for job hopping, there have been a couple of roles where trust has played an important factor in my wanting to stay or not. Delving deeper into the topic of trust in business, it’s become apparent to me that teams that trust each other have a significant tactical advantage over their competitors.
In any business, creating and maintaining a competitive edge is the surefire way to success. Some things like product uniqueness or economy of scale, are tough to compete against. But almost any advantage can be overcome through building a positive culture.
The gotcha is that there is no one way to build that culture, you need to think of motivation as a series of levers than can be dialed up and down at will. The better understanding you have of what is working will help you balance your team needs and motivate them to greatness.
Years ago, I was in a meeting that was made up of all the administrative people in the business. HR, Finance, IT, Reception etc. Between us, we kept things ticking over for the teams that provided professional services. It was a sizable group, around 15 people, and the first topic was updating the staff administrative handbook. We started with, what the color of the front cover should be . . . .
Now I don’t want to get myself into trouble with anyone (especially because my wife is a nurse) but it has to be said, there’s a nurse problem.In
Changes to trading hours have also made this an issue in the retail and hospitality space where there is an expectation provide service for longer hours. Lots of businesses simply can’t cover the hours with one person and managing this is a pain and a distraction from the actual business.
As anyone who regularly builds schedules will tell you, there is a science and an art to creating a good roster. We'll discuss why you need both and how Shiftiez can help set you up for