Managing Staff

A guide to managing staff and enhancing employee performance
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FSD spoke to Mary Davis, director of food services for Unit 4 School District in Champaign, Ill., about her experience as a mentor and her advice for others.
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FoodService Director's conference reaffirmed that FSDs have tiny budgets, big brains and huge hearts...
The standard 3 1/2-by-2-inch space of a business card hardly is enough real estate anymore to contain the true job description of a foodservice director.
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The School Nutrition Association, the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals and the NRA describe the current roles of the FSD.
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When speaking to references, be sure to ask open-ended questions that call for in-depth answers. You can learn more from the subtext of the conversation.
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Should cafeteria workers have been canned for taking leftovers that might have otherwise been tossed? Here's what you had to say...
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Face-to-face interactions mean customer service skills for staff are more important than ever. Here are the best training methods for diner satisfaction.
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Here’s how fellow FSDs are taking precautions to minimize disruptions to their operations.
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Experts agree: Developing a protocol before disaster strikes—especially in today’s social media-fueled world—is crucial. Here are three steps to follow.
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When making the switch from a cafeteria to retail, operators also must consider how the transition will affect staff, especially if job changes are eminent.

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