management

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Puyallup School District makes people call and directly talk to their boss or supervisor if they are reporting an absence for a shift. It is a conscious decision.
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Overlook Medical center gets new hires abridged business cards saying, “Hi, my name is so-and-so and I work in nutrition department,” to help with confidence.
Nearly 180 meals were served throughout the district on Tuesday.
The directors received the honor for spurring creative initiatives in K-12 foodservice.
millennials group
Batch hires seem to create cohesiveness. We hire 20, sometimes 40 people at a time. They go through a class together, and that’s where connections are made.
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The Top 100 operators have a lot to share. Here are some of Managing Editor Dana Moran's favorite anecdotes that didn’t make it into the final story...
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Letting team members in on the financials of your operation can help engage them in the mission to get out of the red by generating revenue or cutting costs.
colleen wright riva
Change has been on Colleen Wright-Riva’s mind since she arrived at University of Maryland from Cornell, a private institution that wins top marks for its dining.
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Eric Eisenberg, corporate executive chef at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, created a policy to make sure each accolade gets to the right person.
work home life
FoodService Director spoke to a handful of operators about their work-life balance tips.

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