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Workforce Engagement

We hear it all the time – your team is like family.  Whether you’re trying to recruit the best team, manage and retain who you have on board, and/or reward your employees, we know you want to do right by them.  We can help you navigate the complexities of effectively managing your workforce.

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Attract potential talent and fans with social media

Restaurants have seen tremendous success utlizing social media to recruit.  People "liking" you on Facebook may like to be employees and applicants will likely be fans - and friends of fans.

Training staff on kitchen equipment

It is important to train staff on kitchen equipment for both economic and safety reasons. Whether you are in the beginning phase or you’ve been in the business for years, it is never too late to improve your training program.

5 workforce trends to watch for in the restaurant industry

Restaurant owners and managers know workforce trends can have a huge impact on an establishment’s success. Consider these five patterns and suggestions on how leaders might prepare.

Education's role in the restaurant industry

More than half of restaurant operators plan to devote more resources to employee training this year, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast. Why the increased emphasis?


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5 ways to ease payroll complexities

Recent legislation and regulatory changes make it more important than ever to keep payroll top of mind. Although payroll is complex, it doesn’t have to be a source of constant stress. Take these steps to stay on top of your payroll program and keep payroll headaches at bay.

Help employees find career paths

Mentoring employees with long-term goals in the restaurant industry is incredibly important. Learn how and why to motivate others to step up their performance.

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