Most Restaurants Remained Understaffed in December

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Restaurant employment continued to trend higher in December, but overall staffing levels remained well below pre-pandemic readings. Eating and drinking places* added a net 42,600 jobs in December on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This continued a period of relatively modest job growth, compared to the healthy… read more

Office Feng Shui for Optimized Productivity

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-by Geraldine Orentas from Happy Writers, Co. in partnership with Faxage online faxing services.   Most offices don’t have a very welcoming space. With the rise of work from home, Feng-Shui and wellness-focused practices are increasing in popularity. Feng Shui is a Chinese practice where you focus on your energy, or chi, to improve overall… read more

Four Tips to Writing Better HR Emails (for More Effective Communication)

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– by Jessica Fender Jessica Fender is an HR specialist with a long history of consulting, both with organizations and job seekers.   Despite instant messaging and remote management platforms being popular communication channels, email is still a dominant choice for many HR professionals. According to HubSpot, over 4 billion people use emails daily, with… read more

The Restaurant Industry Gained 11,000 Jobs in November, Still 750,000 Short of Pre-Pandemic Levels

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The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs data for the month of November, and jobs in the foodservice industry have crept up, but have not yet reached the level of pre-pandemic employment numbers. According to the BLS, the foodservice industry added 11,000 jobs last month, growing from approximately 11,540,000 industry… read more

The annual Women in Business summit is an incredible experience

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Alejandra Gonzalez is the Director of Marketing at Pizza Hut Latin America & Iberia. This seasoned businesswoman started her career journey 21 years ago while in the middle of her bachelor’s degree. Her father had just lost his job, so Alejandra paid for her own education by working at a bank in her home country… read more

Now is the Perfect Time to Set New Financial Goals for Your Restaurant

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The future is unpredictable. The presence of COVID-19 and its variants these last couple of years has certainly shown us that. However, it is still key—perhaps even more essential than ever before due to economic uncertainty—for restaurants to establish new financial goals that can help carry them into a lucrative future. It’s time to take… read more

What do Employees Want from Leaders Today? Don’t Guess. Ask, Listen and Adapt to Boost Workplace Respect

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The Great Resignation seems to be gaining strength. A record 4.4 million US workers voluntarily quit their jobs in September 2021. Nearly 24 million US workers have quit since April. This situation won’t get better in the months to come. A global McKinsey study found that 40% of respondents are likely to quit in the… read more

Employee Empowerment is Key to Work Culture

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– By Sarah Philips via Indeed As we think about the future of work and take action toward changing it for the better, employee empowerment is an important factor to consider. Empowering workers by allowing them to make autonomous decisions and provide input can help create a high-performing team of confident, creative individuals who make… read more