A new year is the perfect time to develop new restaurant and bar policies and take a harder look at existing ones. Are your existing standard operating procedures producing maximum efficiency? Has a recent state law change made sexual harassment training mandatory, but you don’t know where to begin? Look no further! We have gathered a list of items to include in your 2020 sexual harassment policy including state resources and where to sign-up for online sexual harassment training. But first, let’s delve into what is legally considered sexual harassment in the workplace.(more…)
During the winter months, the chances for damaging winds and inclement weather go up. In some cases, routine maintenance and preparations can prevent the need for costly damage and time consuming storm damage insurance claims. Then, spring and summer bring their own risk of severe storms. There are preventive measures you can take year-round to help minimize the risk of damage to your business or property when severe weather hits.(more…)
At Society Insurance, we’re happy to share our knowledge and expertise to educate on a variety of topics.(more…)
It’s hard to understate how difficult it is to own your own small business, unless you’ve been there before. Your theoretical tool belt has to be fully stocked with a myriad of personal skills including, but not limited to, finance, economics, product/service offerings and more. There are some preparatory measures to take that can help improve your small business success.
Read, ‘8 Tips: How to Advertise Your Restaurant Business’ for marketing tips and tricks every restaurant should know.(more…)
The restaurant and service industry has a notoriously high turnover rate. As recently as 2018, research showed that restaurant turnover rates skyrocketed to, “a post-recession high of 74.9%“. But why?
Restaurant turnover is almost inevitable in American culture due to the industry’s transitory nature. A significant portion of restaurant employees are teenagers that work to support themselves or save up as they:
- get ready to head off to college
- supplement other income sources
- earn money during summer break
- prepare for full-time salaried employment
But turning over the waitstaff, bussers or managers every year, month or even every few weeks is time-consuming and costly. Here are some quick tips on how to reduce restaurant employee turnover so you can retain your best staff for as long as possible.
Interested in learning how to motivate employees? Read our blog post, “Increasing Employee Motivation.”(more…)
Approximately 64% of working Americans leave their job because they feel underappreciated. Thanking employees for a job well done on a project is a great way to increase employee morale and motivation. Many people assume that employees are only motivated financially, but this simply is not the case. While it makes sense to financially compensate employees for continued successes, consistent encouragement from upper management is always welcome. Any employee that cares enough to put effort and quality into their work will also be motivated by acknowledgement of their efforts. Here are a few ways you can express gratitude for a job well done.
Read our blog post, “Showing Employee Appreciation” for more useful ideas on how to show appreciation.(more…)
As of 2018, there are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S. accounting for 58.9 million jobs in the country. It’s no secret that small businesses are a crucial part of the U.S. economy and their success should be important to us all.
Managing a small business comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Often times, simply deciding which goals or tasks to prioritize can be a full-time job in itself. As a small business owner, you are probably under a lot of pressure with little room for mistakes. It’s easy to become quickly overwhelmed when managing the million different moving parts of a business but the good news is there are ways to make managing a small business easier. Here are five of our best small business management tips for juggling day-to-day operations.(more…)
Get lean, get smart and get motivated! No, we aren’t talking about trimming your waistline—we’re talking about cutting costs associated with running your restaurant. While we don’t suggest implementing anything that could jeopardize food or service quality, there are four things you can do right away to reduce restaurant costs. Implement these 4 money saving tips in your restaurant, and watch the savings accrue!
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Analysis of 2018 Cyber Claims Data by Society Insurance
Ransomware. Business email compromise. Spear phishing. This is the new language of business risk. Whether it’s a massive data breach that exposes customer information, or an automated ransomware attack that extorts bitcoin payments from a small business owner, the cybercrime wave continues to swell as the cybercrime economy becomes more sophisticated.
The threat of cyber attacks continues to top the list of executive concerns around the globe. According to the latest survey by The Conference Board, US-based CEO’s rank cybersecurity as their number one concern.
And here’s why…(more…)
Seasonal restaurants may be increasing in popularity, but are nothing new for areas like Door County, Wisconsin and other vacation destinations. These restaurants typically operate through specific dates of the year related to the weather and travel seasons. While the restaurant industry can be challenging, seasonal restaurants face their own set of unique challenges. Since these restaurants must pack all of their sales into just a few months, hiring and keeping the right employees can make or break the season. So, how does a seasonal restaurant owner retain top talent when they only operate a few months out of the year?(more…)