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May 10, 2014
Involve your staff
We do test trays and mystery customers in both our patient services and retail locations to test for accuracy and quality.
Jan. 3, 2014
Tap into student talent
Use the talents of your student population to properly market your dining program. We advertised on our Facebook page for student marketers and selected five.
Nov. 27, 2013
Team building with shoes
We did a team-building activity I called shoe “shopping.” We each described what type of shoes we like and why.
Oct. 23, 2013
We cross-train our staff for patient interactions that fall outside their sphere of influence, such as checking trash, room cleanliness, etc.
Oct. 18, 2013
Modernize Your Meetings
Instead of trying to get all your managers together for a meeting, use FaceTime or Skype to be more efficient.
Sept. 11, 2013
Employee Training Day
We have a training day for employees. We bring in a motivational speaker to start the day and then hold workshops on skills and areas where we’re seeing the most problems on our accident...
Sept. 3, 2013
Aug. 20, 2013
Everyone needs to evaluate new products to bring in or add to their facility. Let those companies earn their spot not just on value but also on resident approval.
July 29, 2013
Leverage the strength of other dining services’ operations by creating a dining event around them. Invite chefs from other locations into your facility to prepare their operations'...
July 22, 2013
Allow for Grazing
We noticed our students were grazers. When I would go through the service lines and look at our fish, I noticed that students would cut our portions of fish in half and no one would take the cut...
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