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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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Keep your restaurant's company culture strong

At our Fast Casual Industry Council event, the founders of Mendocino Farms restaurant identified three ways to help retain team members and maintain a positive in-store vibe.


Explore traits of effective restaurant managers

How managers lead can greatly influence whether employees are motivated to follow.


The power of promoting from within

About 90 percent of the industry’s salaried employees start as hourly workers in restaurants. Many operators foster a culture that encouraging employees to stay for advancement opportunities.    


Build buzz for your charitable project

Enlist your employees to build energy that encourages guests to support your cancer walk, hunger relief campaign or other charitable project.

 

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Maximize applicant tracking system features

Applicant tracking systems can centralize your incoming applications and help you spot candidates that match your position needs. National Restaurant Association sponsor Infor identifies four applicant tracking system features that may enhance your hiring process.

Keep your restaurant’s company culture strong

Mendocino Farms, a California-based fast-casual concept, has experienced growth and received an investment from Whole Foods. During the Fast Casual Industry Council event at the 2016 National Restaurant Association Show, the founders discussed the importance of team-member retention and how they instill their company culture across locations.

Maintain staff engagement in your restaurant

Keeping your employees engaged can lessen turnover, which can positively affect the guest satisfaction and your bottom line. Take a look at how you currently interact with staff, and identify opportunities to make dynamics even stronger. National Restaurant Association sponsor HotSchedules offers these staff engagement tips.

5 ways to nurture staff and the customer experience

Habit Burger has experienced significant growth in recent years. At the National Restaurant Association's 2015 Marketing Executives Group fall meeting, Habit Burger chief marketing officer Matt Hood shared ways the brand nurtures employees and the customer experience.

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