5 ways digital checklists help you stay ahead this holiday season

Equip your food business with digital checklists to stay ahead this holiday season.
Michael Radley
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Nov 2021
6 min read

December is fast approaching! And hospitality businesses are busy preparing for Christmas bookings.

The holiday season is always a busy time for the industry. Well, except for last year, when local lockdowns and government restrictions meant many venues had to close down or operate at half capacity.

But, with things pretty much back to normal in hospitality this year, and customers looking to make up for last year’s lack of festivities, we can expect big things for Christmas 2021!

If you’re trying to manage the increased demand with fewer team members, then keep reading for tips on how to use tech to do more with less. And prepare your business for the busy Christmas period that (hopefully!) lies ahead.

5 ways digital checklists can help you do more with less

  • Communicate change rapidly. Live tasks mean Head Office can communicate changes in policy to teams on the ground in minutes. Everyone knows exactly what needs to be done, how and when to do it.
  • Training built in. Digital checklists guide teams through their day, step by step. Videos and guides can be attached to tasks so you know new processes are being followed correctly.
  • Improve remote visibility. Notifications and daily reports highlight issues as they happen. Area managers can see what’s happening in their sites, wherever they are, resolving issues quickly with less site visits.
  • Focus teams on work that matters. Automate repetitive data entry to give teams more time to focus on customer experience to boost your bottom line.
  • Flag problems. Digital checklists allow you to comment, highlight problems and resolve them directly on the task. Attach photos for all the evidence you need, all in one place.

How Trail can help

From hourly cleaning schedules to team health checks, Trail can help turn new processes into simple digital checklists. Here’s how:

  • Free digital checklists. Use our best-practice task templates to stay on top of changing Covid guidelines.
  • Make safety a habit: Health and safety checklists are woven into your team’s working day alongside their daily tasks.
  • Make data-driven decisions. Dashboards help spot trends so you can improve processes to boost productivity and efficiency.
  • Everything an EHO needs to see in one place. Trail is a complete historical record of task completion, time and date stamped for accountability.

“Trail bridges the gap between teams and head office, making sure everyone knows what they need to do. We can cascade information down through our business quickly and roll out changes in procedure seamlessly.”

Elton Gray, Creams Cafe, Operations Director

Prepare your business for silly season with Trail.

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