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COVID-19 Restaurant Survival Guide

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This guide outlines everything you need to know about disaster relief funds, preventative measures, and ways to keep the orders coming through delivery services, take out options, and other creative deals. Keep reading to learn how your restaurant CAN and WILL get through COVID-19 successfully

How To Be a Good Manager even with the Christmas Chaos

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Jingle Bells bring happiness and joy to kids and adults, but to anyone in a managerial role, it signals for the dreaded holiday season.

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50 Employee Appreciation Ideas Every Manager Should Know

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Want to reduce employee turnover? Don't we all! When employees don’t feel recognized or valued at work, they’ll often leave their job or just do the bare minimum as a result. One sure fire way to reduce turnover and increase employee satisfaction is actually pretty simple - it's showing appreciation! The good news is, showing employee appreciation doesn’t have to be hard. We have 50 ideas for you to pick from, just keep reading

5 Steps To Building An On The Job Training Program

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What is an on the job training program and why do you need it? Let’s start with the universal fact that high employee turnover negatively impacts a business. How do you reduce employee turnover? One way is to have an on the job training program set up.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

How to Hire: Post COVID-19 Edition

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You're probably no stranger to the hiring process if you're a business owner or manager.

10 Contest Ideas to Increase Employee Engagement and Sales

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Any successful manager knows that happy employees are what bring a business the most success. When employees are happy, that means increased employee engagement and productivity. Which leads to higher customer satisfaction - and ultimately more sales. Need ideas on increasing employee engagement? We’ve put together 10 employee contest ideas that will make shifts more enjoyable for employees and more successful for your business. As a bonus - these ideas also foster team communication.

Restaurant Sales Secrets Your Competitors Haven't Thought Of

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Learn how to keep your restaurant booked from Dina Coventry, an experienced leader in the hospitality industry. She uncovers some {duh} moments that you wish you would've thought of before! These sales management tips are priceless and will help increase your restaurant sales in no time. It's all about numbers right? That is, the number of people you're catering to. Trust us, it's possible to keep your restaurant booked without working any harder

How To Use Employee Availability Forms + Free Employee Availability Form Download

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You’re trying to schedule next week’s shifts. Employees keep informing you, at the last minute, that they can’t work certain days. You’ve also noticed a lot of shift swapping lately. Basically, scheduling is a nightmare.

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This Simple Rule Massively Impacts Your Sales

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Sales forecasts can be stressful to say the least. But what if we told you that you could be focusing on less and achieving more? We've heard many theories over the best way to manage sales forecasts - some can be helpful, others not so much. Here at ShiftNote, we believe in Pareto's Principle - also known as the 80/20 rule. Trust us, this rule can be seen everywhere in a business.

eLearning vs. Conventional Training Approaches

Is online safety training as effective as instructor-led safety training? Find out why the best training outcomes are achieved when they are used together.

10 Causes of Employee Turnover and How To Correct Them

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Employee turnover. Every employer’s nightmare, amiright? If you think turnover rates are improving, I hate to break it to you, but you’re wrong. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , total turnover rates in 2018 were 44.3%. Yes, you read that right. But that’s an average of all the industries. Total turnover for the hospitality industry was 76.7% in 2018. If you’re internally crying right now from those statistics, don’t worry.

15 Team Management Skills To Have For Shift To Shift Success

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Team management skills are crucial to run efficient and profitable shifts day to day. Sadly, many managers don’t see the value in these skills and neglect to practice them. Here’s one good reason to improve your team management skills - employee turnover. Poor management also leads to poor employee health, decreased productivity, reduced morale, and a damaged company reputation. Remember, employee’s don’t leave jobs, they leave poor managers.

#ManagerLife: Schedule Anywhere with Technology

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We all know being a manager comes with endless responsibilities. And I’m sure we can agree that scheduling employees is one of the most dreaded responsibilities of them all. Using paper calendars or Excel sheets that have to be constantly updated every time an employee needs to make a shift change (which happens too often in shift work) is a dying trend. staff scheduling staff scheduling software work schedule tool shift management tools managers logbook

How to Handle & Prevent Employee No Call No Shows

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Many shift based industries such as restaurants, retail stores, and hotels (just to name a few) have a problem with employee no call no shows. These dreaded last minute dropped shifts usually leave managers in a frantic state of trying to get the shift covered while also handling all other normal responsibilities. It can be overwhelming to say the least. Keep reading to learn what to do when experiencing an employee no call no show AND how to prevent them for the future

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

An Effective Restaurant Marketing Strategy Needs More Than Just Great Food

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Every restaurant needs to have a great menu. But for great restaurant marketing, restaurants need to offer their guests more than just great food to be able to compete. Added value, genuine storytelling, and engaging marketing strategies are also essential for your restaurant to succeed. We’ll take a look at how you can add some magic to your restaurant’s marketing mix; creating a loyal base of customers that keep returning.

6 Things to Include in a Restaurant Business Plan

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Setting up a new restaurant is no easy task. There's a lot to consider in order to ensure your business will be successful. So let's start from the beginning, one of the most important aspects of opening a restaurant is creating a proper business plan. If you don’t know how to set up a business plan for your restaurant, no need to worry - we got you covered! Keep reading to learn what to include in your business plan before opening your new restaurant.

10 Holiday Marketing Ideas for Restaurants and Retailers

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‘Tis the season to. draw in more customers! The holidays are fast approaching, they’re basically already here. The holiday season is naturally a busy season, so why not jump on the opportunity to draw more customers in and blow your sales goals through the roof? Not having any holiday promotions is like giving up before even trying. We don't want that! Here are 10 holiday marketing ideas for restaurants and retailers to bring in more sales

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Top 8 Hospitality Trends Impacting the Industry

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Keeping up with what your competitors are doing is important in business. While you don’t have to follow every trend to the letter, it’s worth having an idea of what the trends in your industry actually are. If you’re wondering what’s changing in the hospitality world, take a look at these top 8 hospitality trends impacting the industry

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Restaurant Marketing Promotions for Back to School That Actually Work

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It’s back to school season yet again, which means families are busier than ever. Here comes the fall activities and parents turning into taxi cabs. And don’t forget about all the busy teachers grading homework and coaching football. How does this relate to your restaurant, you ask? Well, you can take advantage of the back to school season and increase your restaurant sales if you adjust your marketing!

Organizations: The Time to Start Recruiting is Right Now

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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes.

6 Employee Strategies for Your Non-Desk Workforce

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One of the concepts that organizations will want to define in 2021 is what the hybrid workforce means for them. I’ve seen it referred to as when the workforce is more equally balanced between onsite and remote employees.

Bookmark This! The Hybrid Workforce Edition

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. I’ve heard a lot of talk lately about organizations wanting to plan for when employees return to the office and employees wanting to stay remote a while longer. This should not be a surprise to anyone.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Agile Talent Strategy: Why You Need It and How to Develop One

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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes. Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad Technology , a provider of strategic onboarding solutions to drive workforce readiness and organizational transformation.

Talent Intelligence Should Be Part of Your Workforce Planning

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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes. Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by Censia , whose talent intelligence platform helps organizations find the talent most likely to succeed while simultaneously reducing bias.

Organizations: Use Online Forms to Capture Valuable Data

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by JotForm , a full-featured online form builder that makes it easy to create forms and collect data.

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4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

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There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Hybrid Workforces Must Be Equitable for Everyone

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes. As we’re hearing more about vaccines, it’s only natural to talk about people gathering together. And that of course, leads to a conversation about employees coming back to the office.

Financial Wellbeing: Employees Want to Decide How They Get Their Pay

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Wisely® by ADP , a suite of cost-effective pay solutions that helps organizations move to 100% paperless pay. The myWisely app been recognized as the App of the Year at the HR Technology Conference.

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Coming Soon: The HR Bartender Show

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I have some very exciting news today. Well, at least I think it’s very exciting. We’re launching a podcast – The HR Bartender Show. We know that people like to consume information many different ways. Some want to read, while others want to listen. And sometimes we want to do both.

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The Future Workplace [Episode 2]: Technology Is an Organizational Differentiator

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One of my first HR jobs involved human resources information systems (HRIS). We had a company-developed HRIS and my role was to play liaison between system users and the technology department. Users would tell me about the system features they wanted and/or needed.

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Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

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Organizations are always making decisions. And when faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some more – including some really tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy. Some people avoid making decisions at all costs. And avoidance is a decision in itself.