Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce

Based on data from more than 200 organizations in Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper will look at the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today’s workforce.

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How helping employees reach financial stability will help your restaurant

Helping employees achieve financial stability by educating them on the public benefits already available not only helps improve the quality of their lives, but also give your restaurant a competitive advantage and a way to save money on insurance and turnover costs in the long run.

Stop saying 'labor' and other principles for managing employees in the 21st century

The mindset associated with “labor” is a competitive disadvantage in the 21st century, especially for restaurants. We need to cast out the word and treat restaurant employees as a talent asset instead of a cost.

Leading from the front lines: If you show the path to success, others will follow

At the end of the day, true leaders know how to inspire their teams to reach for something bigger.

Fazoli's hits refresh with menu overhaul and elevated service

With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.

Top 3 things to know about hourly hiring in 2015

The upcoming year will be filled with changes and trends that affect how you interact with both job seekers and current employees.

State of the Union puts minimum wage, 30-hour work week, joint employer issues in the spotlight

It's been a busy week in Washington. From the State of the Union address to the Supreme Court to more on the minimum wage, here's a round-up of hot public policy topics for restaurants.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. hopes investors will RAVE about new name

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

Competition for talent among hot trends for employers in 2015

The upswing in the economy means competition for talent will heat up in 2015. That means employers need to up their game when it comes to attracting and retaining the best team members.

Going back to the basics always works

Refer to the failures of your company's ancestors because there is a lot to learn there.

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NEWS


Dickey's wins Telly Awards

Training videos aren’t known for their high quality or entertainment value, but Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants may be changing that perception. Its Shift Meeting Training Videos (SMTVs) won four 2015 Telly Awards.

NRF: Obama’s overtime rules will 'hollow out' management jobs

The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and trigger a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, according to the National Retail Federation.

PizzaRev CEO joins California Restaurant Association

PizzaRev CEO and co-founder, Rodney Eckerman, joined the Board of Directors of the California Restaurant Association, the state's restaurant and hospitality industry association.

Dunkin' Brands' Government Affairs VP joins NRA as VP of Government Affairs & Policy

Simpson will be a member of the association's executive leadership, reporting to President and CEO Dawn Sweeney.

Persona cofounder appointed to CEO

Glenn Cybulski will lead the brand's long-term growth strategy and oversee daily operations for the restaurant.

Pieology selects former California Pizza Kitchen exec as VP

Richard Pineda is now vice president of supply chain, and Hans Milberger is director of construction.

Former WFF chair to join Captain D's as chief people officer

Captain D's, a national fast casual seafood restaurant, announced that Wendy Harkness has joined the company as chief people officer, effective April 7.

Nevada, Hawaii, Florida boast highest percentage of restaurant workers

States whose restaurant workforces represent the largest proportions of their overall employment include Nevada, with 16 percent; Hawaii, with 14 percent and Florida, with 12 percent. Nationally, the percentage is at about 10 percent.

NRA renews CEO's contract

The National Restaurant Association has issued a statement on its decision to renew the contract for Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney.

Infographic: Restaurant workers express optimism about the industry

Nine out of 10 workers surveyed say the restaurant industry is a good place to land a first job.

Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association's president resigns

President Vince Vittatoe, Bob Evans Farms Inc., resigned to take a position outside the restaurant industry.

NLRB issues complaint against Au Bon Pain for unfair labor practices

The National Labor Relations Board is alleging Au Bon Pain is discouraging its workers at Philadelphia International Airport from engaging in union activities, according to Law360. The NLRB, in response to cases opened by Unite Here Local 274, has filed a complaint against Au Bon Pain.

Where the jobs are: Arizona, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Utah

According to the NRA, Arizona is projected to post a close to 24 percent restaurant job increase and Florida and Texas each is projected to post over 22 percent gains over the 10-year period from 2015 to 2025. Georgia and Utah are expected to grow 21 percent.

CrunchTime! launches online learning suite for NetChef platform

CrunchTime! Information Systems has launched a new online learning suite aimed at helping users learn how to perform critical tasks on its NetChef back office platform.

Suzy's Swirl earns nod for excellent company culture

Jim Knight spends a chapter in his book "Culture that Rocks" exploring the strong culture of froyo concept Suzy's Swirl.

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Staffing is critical to the success of any business, but especially in the restaurant industry with its high employee turnover rates. This research center offer insights for human resources managers to help hire, train and retain the best employees.