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Jan. 16, 2014
Celebrate outside activities
We sponsor outside recreational sports teams for employees, like softball and kickball, that include T-shirts for the teams.
Jan. 10, 2014
Customer iron chef
We invited the employees of one of our high-tech clients to stage an Iron Chef contest in the kitchen of our commissary in San Francisco. This client has a young and energetic workforce that is very...
Jan. 10, 2014
Employee meet and greet
Each month, I meet with a small group of employees from food service, EVS, transportation and laundry to review the health system’s mission, vision and values and to talk about ways we can...
Jan. 8, 2014
For a special event we did, we had a student draw our University Dining Staff and we put the drawing on the back of T-shirts for the T-shirt giveaway, along with our University Dining slogan, &...
Dec. 12, 2013
Recognize your staff
When we recognize employees, we do so with handwritten cards rather than emails. We also gave all the staff a branded fleece pullover, which went over very well.
Dec. 3, 2013
We created an “On The Spot” recognition program to help us promote our goal of showing employees how valued and important they are to our mission of delivering restaurant-inspired...
Nov. 5, 2013
Employee Appreciation Fund
We don’t allow residents to tip our employees, so the residents started an Employee Appreciation Fund. In Masonic Village, there are three restaurants and three cafés, and the...
Oct. 2, 2013
We have digital menu boards in our retail services that are changed daily. A couple of months ago we started to incorporate pictures of different employees onto the board.
Sept. 16, 2013
We have a student employment fair specific to our department. We hired 200 students in one evening.
Sept. 3, 2013
To Catch a Thief
We have a really strict no leniency policy where if we catch a student stealing, it’s a $100 fine, even if it’s your first time being caught.
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