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Take Action Against Restaurant Employee Turnover: Here’s How
If you own, operate, lead or otherwise run a restaurant, you’re well aware of the operational challenges of employee turnover. But can you quantify just how much it costs your restaurant? For years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported turnover in the accommodations and food service sector at roughly 72%. The average cost of […]
3 Ways HR Can Combat Low Engagement
Like Jim Halpert constantly pranking Dwight Schrute on TV’s popular show The Office, employees can push the limits when engagement is low. Though it’s been noted time and again, another mention can’t hurt: Gallup estimates disengaged employees cost U.S. companies up to $550 billion in productivity per year. But what can be done about the […]
How to Avoid Summer PTO Pitfalls
Summer means sunny weather, longer days, exciting vacations … and can mean checked-out employees. Wait one (very hot) minute? Sure, your employees might be distracted by thoughts of sandy shores or how to keep their kids busy between summer camps, but with the right communication, the season doesn’t have to be a drain on productivity. […]
2 Things to Do Before Moving Salaried Employees to Hourly for FLSA Threshold
If finalized, the proposed change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary level (to $679 weekly, or $35,308 per year) would make 1.1 million additional workers eligible for overtime benefits. As a result, some employers may choose to reclassify salaried employees earning less than that to hourly. If this would be part of your […]
What 4 Out of 5 Employees Would Quit For
If 80% of your employees were willing to leave your company for just one thing, you’d want to know what it is, right? Even more, you’d want to know what you can do about it, too. I’ll cut to the chase. That one thing? It’s development. According to the ExecuSearch staffing agency, more than four-fifths […]
How Manual Processes Cost You More Than Just Time
Let’s say that you need to take a weekend getaway. You want to get the best hotel rate, so you head over to the local library to find a business directory. After you write down the names and numbers of a dozen hotels, you step outside to start making inquiries. You call each hotel on […]
Organizing Digital and Physical Files for a More Productive Workplace
While National Organize Your Files Week may not be the most riveting event to add to your calendar this month, it just might be one of the most impactful. Keeping clutter around takes up mental space, as well as physical. For a lot of employees, decluttering their environment helps them feel less anxious and more […]
Why the Digital Transformation Will Fail Without HR
To kick off the new year for the HR Break Room podcast, we invited Nick Ismail, content editor of Information Age, to share his insights on the digital transformation that’s increasingly required for businesses to remain competitive. We discussed how vital HR is during that ongoing transformation, including the part HR technology plays to drive […]
How to Hire and Onboard Great Employees for Your Restaurant
You found a list of potential employees who fit your restaurant’s needs. Great! But in the middle of your celebratory cartwheel, you think, “What’s next?” To create a cohesive team that fulfills your restaurant’s vision, an effective hiring and onboarding process is key. The right process can affect employee turnover and commitment to your business. […]
How to Get Organized and Create More Bandwidth as an HR Business Partner
If you’re like most HR leaders, you’re constantly asking how can you spend more time on the strategic and relational parts of your role rather than the dreaded paper pushing. But while the typical HR department still spends nearly 60% of their time on transactional and operational HR, the best spend less than 40% of […]
How HR Can Help Employees with Mental Wellness
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five American adults lives with a mental illness, and one in 25 lives with one that seriously interferes with major life activities. Among individuals aged 18-44 – a large group of working-age Americans – mental health disorders such as major depression and bipolar disorder are […]
How To Find Turnover Hot Spots In Your Company
This blog is part of our how-to series, designed to help you effectively execute initiatives that can improve employee engagement and compliance. To see more posts in this series, click here. Nationwide, employees are feeling empowered to leave their jobs. Chances are you’ve noticed because your organization is experiencing the phenomenon firsthand. Good news: You […]