Benefits are a great tool for a company to attract candidates and retain employees but did you know that the majority of employees don’t actually understand their benefits? In fact, up to 80% of companies report that their employees do not open or read benefit materials. So, how can we help? Below we will discuss three tips to help you make the most out of your employee benefits.(more…)
Employee development and continuing education opportunities are becoming increasingly important in today’s job market. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. They are not solely pursuing job satisfaction — they are pursuing personal-professional development. There are numerous benefits that come with employees pursuing continuing education. These benefits are not only for employees, but also employers.(more…)
Did you know that 77% of professionals have experienced burnout at their current job? Poor mental health can negatively affect an employee’s performance, engagement with coworkers, and their physical capability and daily functioning on the job. Recognizing the signs of employee burnout will allow an employer to address and prevent burnout. Let’s take a look at the signs of employee burnout and how to prevent it from happening.(more…)
A strong sense of teamwork among your employees is crucial to successful operations, longevity, and seamless new employee onboarding. It’s equally important to recognize employee contributions and provide the necessary time for cross functional team bonding to avoid communication silos. Failing to deliver on these items can be detrimental to employee team building and morale.(more…)
Studies show that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to overall health, decreasing blood flow and creating joint issues from posture. Though you can’t control how your employees take care of themselves off hours, you can instill a workplace culture that values their health through small but effective changes that encourage movement. Employee health and wellbeing is one of the 9 Pillars of Employee Engagement. The wellness benefits of encouraging employee movement are numerous.(more…)
Employee drug testing programs continue to be a hot topic and are essential for most businesses—the restaurant and hospitality industry is no exception. Are they legal? Do employers have to have an employee drug testing policy? Or what if you own multiple businesses in different states? Do the rules change? Below we cover some of the most common questions surrounding employee drug testing and workers’ compensation benefits.(more…)
In Quarter 1 of 2020 the United States employment rate was 71.4% according to data provided by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the unemployment rate was 4.4% as reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). However, given the pandemic, unemployment was at an all-time high of 14.7% ending the month of April 2020. As companies across the United States reopen, business owners may be scrambling to call back workers or may be uncertain how many employees they can afford to have while revenue is down.(more…)
As older baby boomers retire in droves, younger generations are beginning to fill today’s workforce. But these new generations have vastly different values than older generations did – which makes sense given rapid technological advances and inevitable cultural shifts. For those who may not know, the two newer generations are Generation Y (aka millennials) and Generation Z. According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are born between the years 1981 and 1996; Gen Z is anyone born after that.
Read, ‘How to Reject Job Candidates Without Burning Bridges’ for more helpful tips on running your business.(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…)