KC Glaser will Start his New Position in July

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The former marketing director at Buffalo Wild Wings has flown to a different coop — Famous Dave’s. KC Glaser will start his new position at the Minnetonka-based barbecue chain July 8. He’ll focus on delivering a consistent brand message for the chain, being responsible for the overall marketing strategy, planning and execution of marketing initiatives… read more

Marc Buehler to head Rock Bottom, Gordon Biersch and other brands

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CraftWorks Holdings has named industry veteran Marc Buehler to the new position of divisional president for its brewery and specialty restaurants, the company said. Buehler, who most recently served as CEO at Nashville-based Dick’s Last Resort, will oversee CraftWorks’ Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Chophouse, A1A, Big River, Ragtime and Seven… read more

Yum! Brands Names new CFO

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Effective Aug. 8. In his new role, Mr. Turner will assume global responsibility for finance, corporate strategy, supply chain and information technology. He joins Yum! Brands from PepsiCo, where he held several leadership positions. Most recently, he led PepsiCo’s retail and ecommerce businesses with Walmart in the United States and 25 other countries as senior… read more

Tijuana Flats Names 3 New Executives

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TJF USA LLC, the parent company to the fast-casual Tijuana Flats brand, has named three new executives, including a CEO and a chief financial officer, the company said. The Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based fast-casual brand said Brian Wright, most recently CEO and board member at Northborough, Mass.-based Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, would succeed Rick Van Warner in… read more

Smoothie King Names New CIO

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Smoothie King Franchises Inc. has named Chris Andrews as chief information officer, the company said. Andrews, most recently CIO at Pei Wei Asian Diner, succeeds Adam Zeitsiff in the information technology role at the Dallas-based smoothie brand, a spokesperson said. Andrews will oversee Smoothie King’s information technology strategy and develop the franchise group’s digital infrastructure…. read more

The Role of Finance and HR in Strategic Human Capital Management

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By Bruce Nichols – ADP The relationship between finance and HR is vital to effective human capital management. Our finance leader was struggling, as many executives do, to comprehend the incredible costs associated with aligning financial support to strategic human capital management. Providing a budget that responsibly supports the business and accounts for the increasing… read more

4 Ways Fortnite Can Improve HR Leadership Skills

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By Albert McKeon – ADP An HR department isn’t a battleground, but the gaming strategies of Fortnite are worth considering. An estimated 125 million people — maybe more — play the online video game Fortnite. It’s the hot social and cultural phenomenon of the moment, and it shows no signs of slowing. But who would… read more

A Neglected But Essential Leadership Trait — Why Self-Control Really Matters

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By Prudy Gourguechon – Forbes Boiled down to its essence, self-control is the ability to think before acting. Self-control, or discipline, is an essential character trait that every leader with heavy responsibilities must have. Nevertheless, self-control rarely shows up on any list of the essential traits that make a good leader (with the notable exception… read more

5 Holiday Doldrums & How to Tackle Them

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by:RUN – ADP Productivity can take a nosedive during the holiday season, especially if employees are impacted by a cold or other illness, personal stressors, or inclement weather. While some of these circumstances are uncontrollable, employers can take steps to help make the holiday season as smooth as possible. Here are some ways to address… read more