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May 23, 2016
Show employee appreciation with handwritten letters
Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.
Dec. 15, 2015
Let staffers create their own meals
Student employees from India approached a manager at Murray State University and said they would like to do a hot line of authentic Indian food for everyone.
Dec. 8, 2015
Holiday bonuses for time-crunched staff
Employees who work during the holidays receive a $6 dining-facility credit. Staffers can use it to pick up items to help spend less time in the kitchen.
May 1, 2015
2015 contest winner
Susan Santos, assistant director at Penn State University in University Park, Pa., won the Steal This Idea contest held at MenuDirections 2015 in Memphis, Tenn., last month.
April 13, 2015
Trading places with employees
Each month we allow the hourly employee with the best attendance record to trade places with a manager for one day.
April 13, 2015
Celebrate female chefs
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we had an Iron Chef competition for all the female chefs at the account.
Feb. 16, 2015
Promote teamwork with scavenger hunts
Employees are assembled into teams and then asked to find things, such as the nearest fire extinguisher or a fellow employee who has a child in high school.
Feb. 16, 2015
'I Can' award employees
Employees who do something above and beyond are awarded a certificate and they get to choose any #10 can of food from our storeroom.
Dec. 10, 2014
Ice cream partners
To try to build camaraderie among foodservice and housekeeping staff, who don’t really know each other, we created an ice cream social.
Aug. 11, 2014
Winter blues help
To help with work/life balance we offer our employees items like gallons of milk and loaves of bread. With the horrible winter last year, we found a lot of people were picking those items up so they...
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