Still need to fill some summer employee spots? Look for candidates with camp counselor qualities

Need some pinch-hitters to flesh out the spring hires that didn't work, or didn't last? Think about candidates who've had experience as camp counselors, or show those kinds of qualities because they are often both leaders and team players who work well in the restaurant setting.

Harris Poll forewarns of potential upheaval due to upcoming OT regulation

Americans have a hard time putting work away. In a new Harris Poll, most said it's at least partly because they have too much to do to in an eight-hour day.

NRA 2016: 5 tips for retaining employees of all ages

Employers who successfully retain employees are careful to address generational differences among the varied ages of workers they employ. A panel of experts at the NRA provides five tips related to this topic.

Infographic: Which restaurant segment do execs want to work for?

To find out why job candidates are more attracted to certain companies and restaurant segments over others, Bristol Associates conducted a survey with a sampling of more than 170 candidates from its database of restaurant executives.

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Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.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

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.

Spread of hours in New York

Are you familiar with the regulation regarding the spread of hours in New York? It applies to virtually every restaurant in the state and failure to adhere to it can lead to sanctions by the state’s Department of Labor. The law works like this: Let’s say a waiter works a double shift, the first shift running from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Is your staff BYOD and policy free?

Only 30 percent of companies have a policy in place for managing personal mobile devices used by employees for work.

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