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A Brief Look at Foodservice Labor Trends for 2018

Posted by Rudy Miick on Oct 13, 2017 6:04:27 AM

In a recent Foodservice Equipment & Supplies article on foodservice trends, editorial director Joe Carbonara talked about a whole range of factors that will impact foodservice labor trends for 2018. 

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Topics: Hiring, Trends, Purpose & Values, Staffing

What Is Inbound Recruiting and Why Your Business Should Consider It

Posted by Rudy Miick on Sep 14, 2017 11:23:46 AM

Last month, we worked with our friends at TMC Digital Media to address a major issue in the foodservice and hospitality industries. Recruiting. Finding, hiring, and retaining five-star talent is one of the biggest challenges any business owner faces, and in reality, the industry doesn't matter.

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Topics: Hiring, Hospitality, Purpose & Values, Staffing, Company Culture / Change

Why Hiring the Right People Depends on Company Culture

Posted by Rudy Miick on Aug 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Every company wants to find employees who believe in the company culture, but there's a challenge to this concept. How does an employee know what to believe in if she is not an employee? If someone is not yet a team member, how does he know the culture is authentic?

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Topics: Hiring, Company Culture / Change, Purpose & Values, Staffing

Five More Ways to Support Success of the Millennial Workforce

Posted by Rudy Miick on Apr 10, 2017 5:39:43 PM


A few weeks ago, we looked at five ways to support the Millennial workforce. From passion to providing autonomy, we began to look at this enormously influential demographic in our population. Are you ready for some more?

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Topics: Hiring, Millennials, Performance, Staffing, Company Culture / Change, Training

Why Companies Should View Staff as Investments Instead of Expenses

Posted by Rudy Miick on Apr 3, 2017 2:12:45 PM

It's really hard to find great people. It's also really expensive to hire the not-so-great people. Forbes Magazine author David K. Williams estimates a single “bad” hire costs $25,000 - $50,000. A miss on a manager costs at least six times his or her monthly salary. Now, it's easy to see that a good staff is an investment, not an expense.

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Topics: Hiring, Company Culture / Change, Staffing, Training

A Quick Look at Immigration and the Restaurant Industry

Posted by Rudy Miick on Mar 2, 2017 5:03:10 PM

The great battle over immigration policy is now in full swing. Should we scrutinize visitors from certain countries more than others? Should we deport families who are here illegally? Should we build a wall along the Mexican border? No matter where you stand on these issues, there's certain impact these decisions will have on the restaurant industry.

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Topics: Hiring, Staffing, Hospitality, Trends, Restaurant Operations