It’s no secret that the restaurant business took a dive in early 2020. According to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association, restaurant sales were $94 billion below expected levels between March and May. With so much uncertainty in the world, any restaurant owner is forgiven for feeling discouraged or downright defeated. That said, […]

10 Restaurant Management Tips To Improve Business in 2020
20 Memorable Work Anniversary Ideas in 2020

Celebrations at work are always fun – whatever the occasion. Who doesn’t enjoy a free slice of cake on a Tuesday, or office beers on Friday afternoons? But when it comes to work anniversaries, there are many more reasons to celebrate than simple enjoyment. If someone has worked for you for one, five, or ten […]

How to Deal with Employee Absenteeism

In 2019, the employee absence rate across the US stood at an average of 2.8% on any given day. While many of these workers will have a good reason for staying away from work – such as illness or emergency – much of this figure will comprise employee absenteeism. So what is employee absenteeism, and […]

10 People Management Skills Every Great Manager Has

Success as a people manager largely depends on soft skills. These skills are a cluster of behaviors and personality traits you use to navigate your day-to-day responsibilities. Soft skills – unlike hard skills – are difficult to prove or measure. They typically lack a defined path for learning, making them more challenging to attain. They […]

How to Start an Employee of the Month Program

According to a recent report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employee separation is at an extraordinarily high level. There are many reasons people leave their job, ranging from economic downturns to relocation. But another major reason is dissatisfaction. Being unhappy with your job can stem from feeling underpaid, overworked, and perhaps even undervalued. […]

How To Safely Reopen Your Restaurant Post-Lockdown

2020 certainly hasn’t started out the way anyone had planned, and the foodservice industry hasn’t had an easy go of things amid pandemic-related lockdowns and forced closures. With most states now starting to open back up – and cases still on the rise across the country – it’s essential to be prepared with necessary precautions […]

Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Benefits & Challenges

Diversity in the workplace has been an important issue for business leaders over the past decade. First and foremost, there are the ethical considerations: every person deserves to be judged on merit, no matter their age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, or appearance. And then there’s the bottom line. Many studies have clearly […]

20 Icebreaker Games for the Workplace in 2020

Whether you’re putting together familiar faces for a new project or forming a brand new team, icebreaker games can make everyone feel a bit more comfortable with each other. These types of games challenge assumptions, boost morale, build rapport, and make people laugh. Facilitating harmony from the beginning can spark conversation, fuel creativity, and enhance […]

How to Write an Employee Attendance Policy in 2020

Let’s face it: employee attendance policies have never been as complicated as they are in 2020. As the Covid-19 pandemic has swept the globe, business leaders have had to work out how to adapt to a new landscape where working from home is the norm and more flexibility is required. This demands a higher level […]

Performance Review Examples and Best Practices

Whether your business model is measured in gigabytes, food cost percentage, or appointments booked, every company ultimately depends on people – some a lot more than others. Every company also has its rockstars that consistently achieve massive results, as well as its under performers that often need a gentle nudge. The one constant is that […]

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