Why do people quit their jobs? It can be any
number of reasons, from non-motivational work
to new opportunities elsewhere, to poor pay or lack of purposeful connection
with the company culture. When a less than effective employee quits you might
feel some relief, but when a truly valuable and well-liked employee turns in
their resignation, it can really sting. The trick is to keep your employees
happy and fulfilled at work to retain your top talent.
you a seasonal restaurant owner? Read, “How to Improve Employee Retention
in Seasonal Restaurants.”
Building a strong team is critical to the
success of a restaurant, bar, or any business. While it’s normal for
employees to sometimes hit a lull in productivity, there are some supporting
activities that a manager can implement to boost engagement and strike
motivation within the ranks.
About twenty years ago I was presented with a career crossroads decision. I was with a fine company, working with people I respected and liked and had a fair understanding where my career was going. But this comfortable existence was interrupted by the opportunity to lead the entrance of a company into the state where I had lived and worked for the past twelve years. I was to be given a huge amount of latitude to do this the way I saw fit and it involved leading many disciplines in our business that I had not directly been involved with to that point and perhaps never would be with my current employer.
This required me to do some deep introspection about what made me tick. (more…)