Human Resources

5 Reasons Your Staff is Leaving You

2018-12-12T13:35:24+00:00December 12th, 2018|

Business, like life ... isn’t always fair. That’s why there are industries that, historically, experience high turnover rates. And restaurants top the charts. In 2017, this industry saw a turnover rate of about 70 percent, with retail around 60 percent, transportation around 40 percent and technology and professional services about 30 percent. Regardless of the

The High Cost of Low Morale (And What to do About it)

2018-04-19T09:04:24+00:00April 18th, 2018|

Morale is a state of mind. It involves feelings and emotions. Since morale is created within each employee, it is often considered an elusive quality. Morale is the attitude toward or perception of the job, work environment, team members, managers and the organization as a whole. Positive employee morale is usually exhibited by confidence, discipline and

YES! Job Descriptions are Important!

2018-04-03T08:47:37+00:00April 11th, 2018|

Let’s face it. It’s hard to get the right person for the job. It’s even harder when you don’t know exactly what that job is. Job descriptions are tough. In my travels I’ve found most job descriptions to be inadequate at best and many close to worthless. It’s no wonder, then, that we see marginal

We’re Screwed! Or Are We?

2018-01-12T09:19:30+00:00December 5th, 2017|

2018 is here, and that means another minimum wage increase is hitting the California restaurant Industry. We all knew the increase was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. With the current minimum at $11 an hour, profit margins, which are already razor thin, are now poised to take an even

Harassment? Seriously? Enough Already!

2017-11-05T20:00:17+00:00November 5th, 2017|

Can you believe it’s 2017 and we’re still talking about sexual harassment and gender equality? It’s as if human evolution is taking a lunch break. Of course it’s the reports from Hollywood that seem to be getting most of the press, and as horrible as these stories are, the sad truth is that it’s not