human resources

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With the mentor’s help, create a 90-day plan that is both unit- and job-specific. Include time frames for tasks to be learned, not mastered. Here's a cheat sheet...
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Regulating employees’ smartphone use might make operators feel like an overbearing parent, but it’s becoming a necessary evil of the workplace.
human resources teamwork
It's easy for tensions between foodservice and human resources to mount. But they could be a big ally. Here are three tips for getting HR on your side...
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Consultant Jim Sullivan offered some practical pointers during his educational session at the National Restaurant Association Show.
Even more than usual, labor issues were top of mind for noncommercial foodservice directors and restaurateurs at this year’s NRA Show in Chicago. Here's why...
strategic planning action plan
Although there are many models for evaluating competency, Penn State University's Jim Korner has had success with a system that includes five broad disciplines...
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Times have changed, but two documents still have the power to paint an early picture of a job candidate’s desirability: a cover letter and resume.
summer hours
Foodservice directors use summer “break” to plan menus, secure funding and work on their facilities—but there isn’t always work for their staff.
Creating an environment where employees feel comfortable reporting a problem doesn’t have to divide your staff.
chef iphone
The gig economy, also known as the shared or on-demand economy, leverages app-based technologies to match independent workers and customers.

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