3 ways restaurants can optimize labor efficiencies and cut costs


Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.


Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

Payroll pains: The mistakes killing your restaurant’s bottom line

There are three main payrolls risks: errors, cheating and compliance.

Restaurateurs speak out against NLRB ruling

The National Labor Relations Board made it easier on Thursday for restaurant workers to unionize, and many restaurateurs are already worried about what the ruling means for their businesses.

'Hidden compliance cost:' Restaurants with 50+ full-time employees must start ACA reporting in 2015

Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.

5 steps for keeping your restaurant from getting ICE'd

The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.

Big data is pointless

Big data is pointless, your data is priceless.

Five ways to get the best out of Generation Y employees

Like the Baby Boomers before them, Gen Y employees will reshape the working world.

Success is a team effort

Five easy tips to hire the best employees.

Don’t lose job-seeking customers to the black hole

Restaurants should set some internal expectations of what is appropriate when getting back to job seekers.

Are you ready for a potential ICE storm?

Companies that don't hire illegal workers can still face large fines for incorrect or missing paperwork for legal workers.

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Research reveals key competencies dictate success, not a person’s age

The generational age of an employee is not a critical as the skill set competency in making a good hire.

NY passes $15 minimum wage for food workers

Workers in the quick service restaurant industry in New York state will earn a minimum wage of $15, a raise that will be phased in over three years.

NRA: NLRB’s ruling upends 'joint-employer standard'

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries case has broad implications across several industries, including restaurants, according to the NRA.

NRA announces alignment with Zip Schedules

Zip Schedules provides a stream-lined system for operators and managers to create clear, manageable employee schedules.

Restaurant group wants feds to revamp proposed overtime policy proposal

The proposed new federal overtime rules are not sitting well with the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

Papa Murphy's selects Paychex to manage HR

Paychex, Inc., provider of payroll, human resource, insurance and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, announced that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. selected Paychex as the preferred human resource services provider for its franchise owners.

Red Book Connect launches ACAdvisor module for HotSchedules

The ACAdvisor helps businesses track, manage and monitor ACA employment statuses.

Webinar will tackle 'Hot or Not' trends for employers

How much will big data cost in 2015? How can restaurants mitigate rising costs and increasingly competitive labor markets?

Heartland acquires XPIENT Solutions

XPIENT offers integrated cloud-based human resources, staffing and scheduling, food cost control and inventory and supply management solutions.

Webinar to address pitfalls and perils of I-9 compliance

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

Restaurant organizations urging return to 40-hour full-time definition

Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, say trade organizations.

PeopleMatter teams up with NCR to streamline employee onboarding process

PeopleMatter has announced a new relationship with NCR. As part of the agreement, NCR’s Aloha POS and Back Office technology and the PeopleMatter Platform will be integrated to send employee data, real-time and bi-directionally, between the PeopleMatter Platform and NCR...

NRA member testifies before Congress over Health Care Law challenges

Testifying on behalf of the National Restaurant Association today, Jamie Richardson of White Castle System Inc. called on Congress to address challenges facing restaurant operators in implementing the health care law. Richardson, VP of government, shareholder and community relations for...

HotSchedules partners with talent management provider

HotSchedules, developers of mobile and Web-based employee scheduling, forecasting and paperless hiring solutions, announced a partnership with global talent management provider Corvirtus to deliver new employee assessment tools, which are now integrated with HotSchedules' online GoHire solution. Two assessment options...

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...

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Human Resources on Pizza Marketplace.