Restaurants add 20,000+ jobs in September

The total number of new industry positions over the past year now stands at 289,600.

FEATURES


It’s not a chicken-and-egg scenario: quality comes before sales

By assessing applicants for their behavioral preferences, you can find out if an applicant has the energy to work the drive-thru, the customer service for the cash register or the trustworthiness to cover the late shift.

Glass is half full hiring: it’s all about perspective

Giving an applicant's previous experience a lot of weight in hiring decisions may seem like the prudent approach, but when it comes to finding a right-fit employee, aptitude is more important.

Report: Working wages remain low in the food industry

Research by the Food Chain Workers' Alliance paints a dismal picture of working wages and conditions throughout the industry's five core segments – farmers, processing facility employees, distribution, grocery store employees and restaurant/foodservice.

Restaurants serve up a path to success – Part 2

Retaining your top talent will grow increasingly difficult as the economy continues to improve and the labor market tightens.

Employee hotline – Avoid passing in the no passing zone

Employee Hotlines encourage employees to report incidences when they observe unsafe conditions or inappropriate behavior, and promotes a culture of ethical behavior and honesty.

Restaurants serve up a path to success — Part 1

Have you taken a look at the 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast? If you don't have a copy, you'll want to get one. If you have a copy and haven't read it, you'll want to make a point to take the time to do so.

A hiring road map: tips to navigate key trends in the hourly landscape

Adapt your method of hourly hiring and retention to build a better approach that works with the trends instead of against them.

Three organizational challenges that hinder innovation (and the solutions to resolve them)

There are three main challenges that hinder innovation: Playing catch up, ambiguity and underdevelopment of employees.

Restaurants add multicultural training as minority populations grow

In the age of social media, companies should have immediate crisis plans and proactive training programs. 

Don't you know it's time to get on board ... the cross-train

Cross training allows your business to function with a lean staff, without that constant fear of being caught understaffed.

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NEWS


Webinar to address pitfalls and perils of I-9 compliance

Webinar will help restaurant operators understand the importance of I-9 paperwork.

Position-specific assessments added to WykeWyre hiring tool

WyckWyre and Criteria Corp have announced the integration of Criteria Corp's HireSelect assessments into WyckWyre's food and hospitality online hiring systems. The implementation will seamlessly integrate personality, aptitude and skill assessment test screening into WyckWyre's application process, according to a...

WyckWyre intros new online dashboard for hospitality hiring

WyckWyre, a food and hospitality-specific online hiring system, announced the release of its new V3 system, a platform that the company said gives clients a tool that is as simple to use as popular social networks. The V3 system features...

GraZie Mobile adds restaurant veteran to advisory board

Seattle-based graZie Mobile, providers of digital marketing solutions for restaurants, has added restaurant industry veteran Jeff Chandler to its advisory board. According to a graZie news release, Chandler's experience as a restaurant operator, entrepreneur, real estate developer and a single...

Entrepreneurial growth slow but steady, survey finds

Entrepreneurs are making slow but steady progress toward growth, according to the Fall 2013 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor. The research suggests business owners have abandoned their "wait and see" approach, with 32 percent of entrepreneurs making growth a...

California pizza chain experiences results with HR platform

Mary's Pizza Shack, a family-owned, Northern California pizza company, has had the PeopleMatter human resource software platform in place for a year and has quantified results from the partnership. Since going live with the software, Mary's has saved more than...

Yum! Brands awarded for leadership training program

Yum! Brands Inc.'s "Taking People With You" employee leadership training program has received a "Gold Award for Excellence" in the category of custom content from Brandon Hall Group's Excellence in Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards. The training...

Restaurant associations file lawsuit against U.S. Dept. of Labor over tipping

Restaurant industry trade associations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of restaurants and restaurant employees who share in tips and participate in tip pools. The lawsuit was brought by the Oregon Restaurant and...

National Restaurant Association reports continued restaurant job growth

New analysis by the National Restaurant Association shows that the restaurant industry continues to serve as a leading creator of jobs, outpacing overall U.S. employment growth.

Webinar to discuss efficiencies in hiring practices

FastCasual.com and Hot Schedules are hosting a joint webinar June 28 to discuss efficiencies in restaurant operators' hiring practices. The webinar will be held at 2 p.m. June 28.

Webinar to focus on hourly workforce management

FastCasual.com, in partnership with Charleson, S.C.-based PeopleMatter, is hosting the June 19 webinar, "Top 5 Ways Multiple Systems are Killing Your ROI," at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar will cover the pitfalls restaurant operators face when using multiple HR...

Domino's Pizza Hero iPad game adds hiring component

Domino's launched its Pizza Hero iPad game about a year ago, allowing fans to create virtual pizzas – from rolling the dough to tapping on the toppings. But now, according to the blog Kotaku, the game (available free at the...

HotSchedules forms partnership with My Recruiting Center

HotSchedules has announced that it has formed a partnership with My Recruiting Center (MRC), a provider of paperless applicant-tracking systems and employee onboarding solutions, to provide a fully integrated single sign-on suite of labor-management and hiring solutions. Features of MRC...

Survey: Summer job market improving

With more than 200,000 jobs added to U.S. payrolls in each of the last three months, hiring managers for summer jobs have more positive news for job-seeking teens this year: seasonal hiring is predicted to be at levels similar to last year and much improved from the recession.

FastCasual.com publishes Restaurant State of the Industry Report 2012: Workforce Management

FastCasual.com has published its Restaurant State of the Industry Report 2012: Workforce Management, which provides a comprehensive view of hiring, retention and compensation trends across the fine dining, fast casual, quick service and casual dining segments. The report includes 55...

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