All Blog Posts Tagged 'Employment' (33)

Can Your Local Company Continue to Ignore Google Plus? Not Any More!

When Google+ first appeared on the scene, it didn’t make much of a splash.  Its clean interface and relative lack of tools – especially tools to connect people to specific locations – made it less popular than Facebook and other social media sites for local businesses seeking to reach out to surrounding communities and clients. For some time, local companies could afford to ignore Google+ in the social media landscape.

 

The days of ignoring Google+ are…

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Added by Robert Krzak on August 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Habits Your Managers Have That Kill Employee Productivity

Like any human, managers make the occasional mistake.  Some mistakes are easily fixed, while others have lasting consequences.  Mistakes that kill employee productivity are especially costly, both to the team and to the organization as a whole.

 

Many productivity-killing mistakes are made in good faith; managers believe that their team really does have things “figured out” or that they’ve judged a situation correctly.  That’s why it’s so important for hospitality managers to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Effective Team-Building Tips to Help Your Company Reach New Heights

Every organization in the hospitality industry relies on teamwork to spur productivity, solve problems, and improve customer experiences. It’s no surprise, then, that team building has become a popular topic in the business world – but only effective team building will help your company prosper.

When is team building most effective? Studies show employees learn the most about teamwork when they’re cooperating in pursuit of a common goal. If you’re looking for ways to encourage…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cultivating Your Top Managers to Increase Retention Rates

When it comes to staffing key positions in any company, finding great people is only half the battle –keeping them is the other half.  To increase retention rates, cultivate managers with solid skills, experience, and the personal traits necessary to thrive within your company’s culture.

 

Five ways to improve talent management and increase retention include:

 

  • Use effective mentoring programs.  Effective mentoring programs offer more than just…
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Added by Robert Krzak on July 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Key Things to Help You Decide Whether to Hire or Wait for a Better Candidate

When your organization has an opening, it’s tempting to hold out for the “perfect” manager candidate. Many employers are doing just that, leaving job postings open for up to four times as long as they would have before the 2009 recession hit as they wait for the best possible candidate to drop them a line.

 

Why wait?  Companies offer several reasons, such as the belief that better candidates are available and the desire to make every hire “count” in a slow economy, when…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Promotion Killers for Restaurant Managers

Success is a habit – so is failure.

Successful people share specific traits – so do people who are overlooked for promotions.

 

There are several reasons why aspiring and talented managers fail to land prime management positions. The good news is that most of the behaviors that hold professionals back are learned. Any behavior that is learned can be unlearned. Coaches and Career Counselors help professionals sharpen their skills and develop the behaviors that make them…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Much Are You Worth to Employers

One common question a Recruiter asks at a job interview is for the Candidates expected pay.  One of the major challenges each Candidate faces is to determine how much they are worth. It can be difficult to assess your net worth when making a career change.  There are several things you must take into consideration before you can negotiate a competitive salary.

 

Salary Expectations

 

The first step is to forget what the college/university professor told you. No…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Has Your Restaurant Management Career Stalled?

No transition is ever easy. This is especially true in the workplace. You are prepared and experienced enough to perform your current job. The stresses and problems are familiar. You’ve worked out strategies for dealing with the day-to-day struggle.  You know what is expected, and you understand what you can expect from others.  Seniority, stability, and expertise all go out the door when you make a career change.

 

This is especially true when you move from a staff position to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

What Jobs Incite Your Passions?

Do you know how to identify the difference between things you dream about, and things you are passionate about? The truly successful, happy person is someone who has found a job that is in line with their passions. These people love going to work because their job feeds their ‘emotional quotient’, their ‘love language’, and their self-worth.

When you have a job you can be passionate about you are actually energized by your job. You are rejuvenated when you overcome another problem.…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 9, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Career Development: Are you Motivated by your Dream or Your Passion?

Restaurant Managers rarely want to remain in their current position for the rest of their career. There is always another horizon to venture, a new challenge to accept, and a new mountain to conquer. The smart manager may not move from one company to another, but they will have developed a strong career path that will move their career in the direction they want to go.

The question that most career coaches ask is ‘why?’  What motivates you? Most people understand what they want. They…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 2, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Restaurant Management: Managing Motivation in Employees

Career coaching at the management level can be enlightening for both the coach and the manger. I recommend that everyone pursuing a restaurant management position take a few courses in life coaching and career coaching. The basic fundamentals of coaching provide the tools needed to understand yourself, your motives, and your strengths. It also provides the structure needed to manage a team successfully.

One core element teaches managers to understand the difference between a ‘want’…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are You Ready For a Career Change

Many people struggle with the uncertainty and purpose of changing their career path. It is important to know the right time to make the next move. For example, changing careers from restaurant manager to general manager requires more than having taken all the necessary courses.

When career coaching, I stress to professionals that their motivations, mindset, and confidence level is as important as their education and experience.  Long term goals are also important factors when…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Part 7 How to Identify Your Career Path

Career coaching helps people start the job search by looking at their wants and needs. These insights help people identify a job skill set where they posses natural talent.

1. What salary do you want?

There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper. What are you willing to sacrifice to reach that income level? Are you willing to work long hours? Are you willing to take courses in management, marketing, analysis and other topics that may be…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Identify Your Dream Restaurant Manager’s Position

Not every restaurant offers the same environment. There are some basic questions you need to answer before you know which restaurant jobs you need to apply for, and which you need to let pass to another candidate.

Write a description of a typical day in your life when employed in your dream position?

Is your view of the job realistic? Have you gained enough experience to know whether you understand the job?

Do you know the job Tasks on a daily basis? Have you watched…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Successful Restaurant Manager: Survive vs. Thrive

One of the biggest obstacles to a successful management career is being forced into a position where you work to survive. A well developed career not only lets you survive most of the daily recommendations of the typical restaurant, but you’ll be in an environment where you’ll thrive.

 

Each manager will have priorities. It might be marketing, or maybe it is in the kitchen. What matters most to you, the profit margin or the customer experience? Take the time to explore these…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to develop a Restaurant Manager Career Strategy

Each Restaurant Candidate’s Manager Career Strategy will be unique. While the Restaurant Manager Job Description is fairly standard, how you prepare yourself for that job position will vary depending on your talents and learning style.

Before registering in post secondary education, or taking courses, then it is necessary to work backwards. It will be impossible to clearly identify what type of manager you will be. Restaurant manager candidate in training have a limited view of what…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Am I Ready to Apply for a Restaurant Manager Job?

Once you understand yourself it is time to understand the work type. Then determine how you can fit into the work type. One of the most effective tools to understanding your strengths and how to leverage these is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  This tool explains the relationship between personality types and the workplace. The MBTI will increase self-understanding and appreciation of personal differences. Once a manager understands how different personality types process…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 14, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Do I Have the Talent to be a Restaurant Manager?

Each of us is multifaceted. Our desires are molded by beliefs. Unfortunately, many of our beliefs are ‘second hand.’ We were told that success requires a certain income, level of recognition, lifestyle so we strive to reach for that definition of success without asking if this will make us happy.

 

It is impossible to understand what we need until we identify the beliefs that are truly ours, and what we believe because parents, society, media, or peers have imposed on us.  The…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Career Management Cycle

There are seven basic principles shared by successful people. There are also some fundamental steps shared by people who reach their goals.

1: Learn who you are.

2: Determine where you want to be in the next 5, 10, 20 years.

3: Identify your strengths and areas where you need development

4: Create a career Plan

5: Engage/Create a team of people who will help you reach your goals

6: Create a check list of achievements designed to move you closer to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How do I Become a Restaurant Manager?

There is no simple answer to this question. One person may require taking some personal development courses and attending some seminars. Another person may need to improve their academic and communication skills.

Today’s managers need expertise in several areas. These include negotiation, communication skills, team management, personality identification and development. Take a few minutes to take a hard look at who you are as a person and what areas need to be improved before you are…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Dunkin' Brands Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 1.2% - Added 96 net new restaurants worldwide including 69 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S. - Revenue increased 6.2%

Hurricane Grill & Wings Signs Franchise And Multi-Unit Development Agreements For Additional 22 Units

Hurricane Grill & Wings, a restaurant franchise known for its never-frozen jumbo wings and more than 35 signature flavors, announced today the signing of five multi-unit development agreements, representing 22 new locations. The Florida-based brand opened two locations in early 2014, with plans for a total of 14 new units by the end of the year.

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 20 New Restaurants In South Orange County And The San Fernando Valley

Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley area over the next several years.

Brinker International Reports Increases In Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 EPS And Comparable Restaurant Sales

Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased 16.7 percent to $0.84 compared to $0.72 for the third quarter of fiscal 2013

Togo's Inks Deals In Idaho And Utah To Develop 13 New Restaurants

Togo's Eateries, Inc. announced it has signed franchise agreements to develop five restaurants in Eastern Idaho and eight locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, the brand will also mark its entry into Colorado, Idaho, and Utah with restaurant openings planned over the next few months.

CROWD FUNDING

If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.

TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: James Patten: The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands - James Patten (2013)

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to life in the digital world, taking the computer interface off the screen and putting it into your hands.

TED: Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - Hamish Jolly (2013)

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.

TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

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