How to Improve your Care Quality Commission Rating in your Care Home

By RITEQ Insights

Click through to the white paper Manage your Care Home to a Better CQC Rating   Residential Aged and Disability Care homes and care home organisations in the United Kingdom are assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which creates and enforces regulations to encourage a consistent standard of health and social care on a nation-wide […]

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SAAS or On-Premise – what’s best for my business?

By RITEQ Insights

If you require new software for your business, one of the most important aspects to consider is whether you will integrate it into your existing in-house programs, or use a cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) program which is hosted at a centralized and secure server. After all, this is supposed to be a solution, […]

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How to keep employees safe with fatigue management

By RITEQ Insights

Fatigue in your work premises relates to a state of mental and physical exhaustion, which can have an impact on a person’s ability to work safely and effectively. To ensure that your employees remain safe it’s important to establish a fatigue management plan should anyone be affected. This plan should enable your staff to remain […]

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What’s Your Best Late Excuse? How to Deal with Employee Lateness.

By RITEQ Insights

Let’s face it; everyone is late occasionally. Power cuts stops the alarm going off, public transport isn’t running on time, or there is an accident on the route to work – all valid reasons for being late and often beyond our control.  But then there are the people who take it to the extreme, who […]

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How to create effective employee rosters

By RITEQ Insights

Planning employee rosters can be a challenge, particularly if you have a large organisation. You may even find that you spend more time scheduling staff than focusing on your main company goals. If you’re spending all your time balancing numbers and are still finding that your staffing isn’t at optimal levels, you may want to […]

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How to increase the adoption rates of your workforce management software 

By RITEQ Insights

Encouraging employees to engage with new workforce software          Introducing new workforce management software can greatly reduce the need for cumbersome manual tasks, which in turn can greatly free up your department’s time. For employee workforce software to be successful and streamline your business processes, it is essential that all your employees are engaging with […]

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How to combat workplace fatigue

By RITEQ Insights

We all experience periods of tiredness, caused by many factors. Trying to motivate and manage employees who are tired and stressed can be an uphill struggle. We live busy lives and the external pressures from sleepless toddlers at home, long commutes, hectic personal lives, and social media obsession all contribute to us sleeping less hours […]

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How to improve the visibility of your labour costs in Care Homes.

By RITEQ Insights

I am increasingly seeing interest from Care Homes for solutions which reduce and monitor work force expenditure. To provide the same or better service at a lower cost means having a more efficient and productive workforce, and absolutely the key to this is increased visibility and ability to easily breakdown the labour costs. Knowing exactly what […]

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How to manage casual employees

By RITEQ Insights

Casual employees (otherwise known as zero hour workers) are referred to as “on call” or there for “piece work”. If you work in hospitality, events or retail it is likely that you will hire multiple casual employees to accommodate for busy periods or when your usually enrolled staff are unavailable for work. When you are […]

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Filling Skill Gaps in Your Team When Recruiting

By RITEQ Insights

For every job, there is a particular skill set required to successfully complete it. These competencies need to be identified prior to the recruiting process to ensure new employees fit the desired role, to both maintain and develop the business. A skills gap within a company can lead to unhappiness among other staff and jobs […]

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Should All Your Employees Have to Book Holidays at the Beginning of the Year?

By RITEQ Insights

If there is one issue that causes confusion within a workplace, it is booking holidays. Whether it is because employees can’t get the time they want, because someone else got in first or because company policy prevents it, the life of a manager is often made much more difficult due to the topic of holidays. […]

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What does the new gender pay gap legislation mean for you?

By RITEQ Insights

The gender pay gap has been a recurring issue in the business industry, with reports suggesting that women earn up to 18% less than men on average. Not just this, but the pay gap seems to widen for women who are also mothers, for up to 12 years after the birth of their first child. […]

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How can I let my employees choose their shifts online?

By RITEQ Insights

There are many reasons that employees leave a job and some of them are beyond the control of an employer but one of the top reasons cited is something that employers can manage better – shift patterns. Complaints range from no extra shifts, unfair allocation of extra shifts to short notice about shift changes and […]

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How to improve employee retention

By RITEQ Insights

If employee retention isn’t something you or your company is thinking about then it definitely should be. According to studies, a company can spend on average about one-fifth of the salary of the employee who has left on finding, hiring and training a replacement, which can be avoided by implementing simple measures to keep your […]

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Communicating with your employees about their poor attendance

By RITEQ Insights

Poor attendance can be extremely detrimental to a business, causing interruptions and unnecessary expense. Some employees may genuinely be off work because of sickness, stress or adverse circumstances, but others may be playing the system. Take Bob in accounts, who frequently has a bout of flu on a Friday or a Monday but doesn’t look […]

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How does ESS help improve communication?

By RITEQ Insights

Employee Self Service (ESS) is a mobile and web application which links directly to a WFM application database seamlessly and in real time. Incorporating a wide array of functionality, an ESS app is designed to deliver significant productivity gains for your business by reducing the administrative burden of essential workforce communications. The simplest way to […]

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Is your business aware of changes to the Salary Sacrifice Scheme?

By RITEQ Insights

Part one of the Salary Sacrifice Scheme changes announced in the Autumn Statement last November are fast approaching. With major modifications meaning employers may need to reassess the way they offer employee perks and benefits, it is well worth HR departments familiarising themselves with the changes to the schemes and how they will effect budgeting […]

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Do you know how many breaks your employees are legally entitled to?

By RITEQ Insights

The number of breaks your employees are entitled to by law while working for you depends on a number of factors, including age and hours of work.  Ensure you are fully compliant by familiarising yourself with the points below regarding rest breaks at work and when and how many your employees require.

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Transferring temporary staff to permanent employees

By RITEQ Insights

If you have had to employ temporary staff during a busy spell and they have performed particularly well, you may wish to offer some or all of them permanent employment. How you go about doing this will depend on the type of temporary contract they have with you and whether they are currently employed by […]

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The Benefits of RITEQ’s Workforce Manager and How to Use It

By RITEQ Insights

We developed our workforce management software to help businesses reduce time spent shift planning, while still ensuring the correct employee is allocated to the right shift. With intelligent and intuitive software, using RITEQ’s WFM can help streamline rostering, ensure they are created to budget and improve productivity, helping your business free up time to be […]

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How far ahead should you forecast your schedules?

By RITEQ Insights

  There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to forecasting your work schedules. For example, if you manage a radio station, you may need to start scheduling shows and presenters months in advance, while if you run a call centre you may have to schedule staff at shorter notice as natural peaks […]

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