hat and coat
University of Michigan Dining has a cool tactic.
FSD's publisher discusses changes in the industry and within the magazine...
One operation offers residents warm hand towels scented with herbs or extracts such as lavender and serves them a spoonful of sorbet to get them settled and focused.
One operation implemented a 2 p.m. pick-me-up, which includes a smoothie station where nurses can create their own smoothie to help get them through their shift.
trail mix
One operation added fueling stations in their units for workers who didn’t have time to eat or just need a snack.
One operator improved internal communication with a simple subject line tweak.
What do you—or could you—do differently on labor?
labor problems
Because ignoring the labor issue simply isn’t an option, FSDs are putting on their fanciest thinking caps to come up with solutions. We asked leaders to dream big.
leaving job
Operators provide insight on job candidates’ disappearing act. Flexibility, money and prestige seem to be factors in the jobs FSDs report workers are gravitating toward.
When preparing for inclement weather, we make agreements with all the foodservice providers in the area—not just our prime vendor—since you never know if one will cut off from resupply.