Hiring Success is About Setting Expectations

A recent Indeed poll found that there are three main reasons candidates drop out of hiring processes (or jump ship after their first day). Either they received a better offer elsewhere, they did not like the offer they received, or they did not feel there was enough communication. In this hiring market, these situations aren’t… Read more »

What do Recent 2021 Tip Rulings Mean for Restaurant Workers?

As of December 28, 2021, the newest ruling of the Fair Labor and Standards Act by the Department of Labor, known as the “dual-jobs” rule, officially goes into effect. Like many government rulings, it is far from straightforward, even though it seeks to clear up confusion over previous policies. Here is a breakdown of how… Read more »

Top 3 Restaurant Trends for 2022 (and what they mean for employers)

It is that time of year again: everyone puts out their predictions for next year’s hottest restaurant trends. Which ingredients will top menus? What is the next big fad diet? What dining experiences will be hot? But many of these trend predictions leave out one of the most important aspects of a restaurant: the staff.… Read more »

Four Surprising Ways Restaurant Loyalty Programs Are A Win-Win

For decades, the loyalty program has been a tried-and-true marketing tactic for the restaurant industry. But loyalty programs have evolved far beyond the simple punch card. With a bit of data management and creativity, restaurants can attract new customers, and existing customers can receive more meaningful perks. Here is how loyalty programs are truly a… Read more »

Keep Your Restaurant Staff Safe This Fall

COVID still looms over the restaurant industry and diner safety is a huge priority. But many employees are still nervous about the resurgence in COVID numbers. Employers that are conscious of these concerns have already begun to take such drastic measures as requiring vaccination of patrons and employees. However, this might not a feasible option… Read more »

The To-Go Cocktail Trend is Here to Stay

One positive development for the restaurant industry last year was that many states lifted restrictions for off-premise alcohol sales. While this was a short-term fix meant to help restaurants recoup some lost income during COVID, the change seems to be permanent in some places as the pandemic subsides. And since take-out ordering remains popular, restaurant… Read more »

How Hospitality Companies Can Beat the Newest Pandemic: Job Ghosting

In a recent LinkedIn poll, we found that the biggest recruiting challenge for 37% of hiring managers was candidates ghosting jobs and interviews. Right now, candidates have the upper hand in the hospitality job market. If a candidate does not feel valued by the company in the interview process, they will quickly take their talents… Read more »

Not Enough Hours in the Day: How to Recruit While Running a Restaurant

Most restaurant managers have experienced this vicious cycle: When a restaurant is short-staffed, management takes on extra roles. With the extra workload, there is not enough time to recruit and hire help. Without an HR or recruiting role on the team, the pattern is all too familiar. But with some smart adjustments to the recruiting… Read more »

What Does It Mean to Be a Zero-Waste Restaurant?

The sustainability trend is nothing new to the restaurant industry. Now, a few organizations have even gone as far as creating “Zero-Waste” certifications for restaurants ambitious enough to meet the challenge. To qualify, a restaurant must divert a certain amount of waste from landfills, incineration, or the environment (around 90%). While straightforward, reaching for this… Read more »

Here comes Generation Z – How to manage your youngest workers

The oldest members of Generation Z are fresh out of college, driven, and ready to make an impact on a business. But they have also already lived through two major economic downturns in their relatively short lives, making them more pragmatic than their Millennial predecessors. Entrepreneurially spirited, they will often have a side hustle, and… Read more »