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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.

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

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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

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.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

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

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

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

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. Investing the time and money to create an on the job training program means you’re investing in your employees. You know, the people who make your business happen!

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.

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. That being said, as you look to fill positions that you may have created in order to follow post COVID-19 guidelines, or replace employees that found other work during the shutdown, you'll need a new hiring strategy. It's time to create your "new normal.". workforce management software shift management tools team communication

Your Business CAN Improve During COVID-19. Here's How

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Let’s face it, the entire economy has been impacted by COVID-19. Many businesses have been or still are unable to function and others are operating at limited capacity. So it’s extremely easy to feel disheveled, disorganized, and unproductive. Luckily, there are a few things you can be doing to improve your business right now! This blog will outline a few different ideas to start implementing asap. workforce management team communication business operations

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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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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. How long has it been since you’ve had your employees update their availability forms? And, do you even refer to the availability forms while you’re creating schedules? Employee availability forms (that are updated and current) reduce your shift scheduling nightmares.

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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

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.

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!

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

HR Bartender

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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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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Everything HR Needs to Know About Sentiment Analysis

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We regularly talk about employee engagement being important. It’s good for employees because it makes them feel valued and connected to their work. It’s good for business because engaged employees are more productive and will stay. But trying to find out if employees are engaged can be hard.

Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

HR Bartender

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.

How Company Values and Behaviors Shape Absolutely Everything

Ultimate Software

“How can we make our company as successful as possible?” The quest to get an answer to this single question has warranted an amazing amount of academic research, business sponsored studies and theoretical speculation, all in the hopes of discovering the “secret sauce” of great organizations.

Bookmark This! The Rise of Human Experience Management #HXM

HR Bartender

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we’re human. And we want to be treated as such. This includes our work experience. Yes, we’re technically an employee or a manager or maybe a freelancer, but we want to be treated as a human.

4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

HR Bartender

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.

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.

Performance Management: Design a Modern Process That Creates Results

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by our friends at Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!).

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on “ Working from Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider ” and honestly, it was very focused on setting up a work environment that helps you to be productive.

An Employee Guide to Psychological Contracts

Ultimate Software

I was having a discussion with a colleague regarding my recent piece about the psychological contract at work, and he brought up some thought provoking points regarding the post.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Improve the Candidate Experience with Better Scheduling

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by Cronofy , a global innovator in business scheduling software. It provides businesses with the technology they need to offer best-in-class scheduling. Enjoy the read!).