Retailers can create jobs for life. Here’s how:

By Dan Mackenzie, Senior Product Manager on July 25, 2019 at 12:38 PM

With almost three million workers, the retail industry is the UK’s largest private sector employer. But retailers face a number of challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best staff.

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Want to build an in-store experience? Start with your rota

By Jason Steuber, Account Executive on April 1, 2019 at 2:41 PM

Experience is everything in retail right now. Online shopping offers the ultimate in convenience, meaning brands are using their bricks and mortar stores to provide a spectacular, immersive experience.

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Flexibility vs. Stability - here's why schedules need to cater to both

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on February 21, 2019 at 10:44 AM

Flexible working* is trendy. There are countless articles telling employers that, if they want to attract millennials, they need to offer them flexibility. The reality is more nuanced. Stability is just as important for some members of staff.

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Five long-term benefits of data-driven scheduling

By Rotageek on February 7, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Creating, editing and disseminating schedules can often feel like a time-consuming, hurried and reactive process. However, by utilising data-driven scheduling you can accurately forecast far into the future; empower employees to have greater input into their schedules; and be proactive in making important business strategy decisions.

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Four ways in which better scheduling helps boost operational efficiency

By Ged Scheuber, COO & Head of Product on January 29, 2019 at 11:38 AM


The first step to productivity is efficiency. But so many businesses are held back by outdated processes and systems.

How can employee scheduling help? While it used to be simply a task on the to-do list of individual stores, today it’s a function that brings together a multitude of factors.

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3 ways in which Rotageek can help you engage and motivate your shop-floor teams

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on January 21, 2019 at 1:54 PM

In-store retail is no longer solely about sales. That’s what online is for - convenient, effortless, simple. In-store, however, is about brand immersion, experience, and customer service. And who delivers all of this? Well, in the first instance, it’s your store teams.

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3 things retail-ops can learn from 2018

By Ged Scheuber, COO & Head of Product on January 14, 2019 at 12:38 PM

2018 brought about many challenges and pressures - but also lots of growth and opportunities for p ositive change. This article covers some of the key learning points that retail-operations can take from 2018 to prosper in 2019. 
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Reviving Retail

By Ged Scheuber, COO & Head of Product on December 17, 2018 at 1:04 PM

The way we shop is changing. Just a few years ago, same-day delivery seemed like an impossible feat — but these days it’s not only possible but you can even receive popcorn in 13 minutes… if you live near an Amazon distribution centre and have a large garden. Who knows what the face of retail might look like in a decade — but, right now, retailers need to juggle meeting the expectations of shoppers who enjoy the flexibility of online shopping, but still love the experience of a physical store.

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Perfect Partners: Rotageek becomes Silver Partner of Oracle Partner Network

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on December 17, 2018 at 12:59 PM

We’re delighted to announce: Rotageek has become a Silver Partner of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

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In-store retailers have the data they need to improve their businesses - but they're missing the tech

By Ged Scheuber, COO & Head of Product on December 17, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Today, it’s the high street brands without their own online shop that stand out as exceptions to the rule.The channel itself has seen a strong growth in sales figures over the past few years, with the value of online sales in the retail sector going from 2.7% in January 2007 to 16.1% in January 2017 — a massive leap.

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We're Small Business of the Year!

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on December 17, 2018 at 12:45 PM

This week, Rotageek won Small Business of the Year at the British Small Business Awards. And we couldn’t be more chuffed.

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Mental hygiene and the workplace

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on December 17, 2018 at 12:37 PM

One in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem in any given week. A quarter of the UK’s population will experience a mental health problem each year

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We need to change how we think about productivity

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on December 17, 2018 at 12:32 PM

In theory, there’s nothing wrong with the term. But employers and businesses feel uncomfortable about using it. The problem? 

The term productivity is tainted by negative connotations that hint at hard work, squeezed employees, and an obsessive — even reckless — focus on yield. There’s a misconception. Productivity by definition is a measure of output per unit of input. Expressed mathematically: 

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The Importance of Human Support

By Mia Zambakides, Product Manager on December 17, 2018 at 11:59 AM

It’s annoying when you come across bugs and glitches on the platforms you use. Particularly when those platforms hold information you need to access right now — like appointment times or notes. But that annoyance quickly turns into downright frustration when your issue is not dealt with quickly and caringly.

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