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5 Tips for Initiating Employees – And Keeping Them Around

So, you’ve hired a great staff. You’ve spent time reviewing résumés, interviewing candidates, and checking references. Phew, that...

How much social media is OK at work?

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q. I often catch my employees on their smartphones, checking Facebook or Instagra...

Do not ignore timezones!

Why, hello there! Hope your days are filled with sunshine and sundry summer colors! We know you are busy, hence getting your schedules ...

New IT Products: B2 Cloud Storage, WAN Encryption, And Apple’s Latest Betas

Backblaze launches B2 Cloud Storage 1.0 Backblaze has publicly launched Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage 1.0, which combines low-cost cloud s...

How to Keep Your Company’s Staff Turnover Rate Low

No matter the size of the business you run, you no doubt spend considerable time every year looking for ways that you can cut costs…

6 Ways to Spot Good Résumés

Any restaurant or retail manager knows her constant challenge is the revolving door — as soon as good employees get trained, it’s t...

Free Shift Scheduling Tool Set to Expand Client Base

Sling bills itself as “the only free shift-scheduling tool for non-desk employees,” and it’s being used by huge employers like Su...

3 Takeaways From the Latest in Restaurant News

Jobs are up! The U.S. economy added 22,200 jobs in eating and drinking establishments in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labo...

Work-Life Balance in Our Crazy Busy World

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q. I confess I’m a workaholic. I run several retail shops that are open 7 days ...

Quiz: What Kind of Manager Are You?

A major customer is scheduled to come into your restaurant. You wanted to prepare your staff in person, but you’re running very late....

Marching into the “Gig Economy”

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q: Supposedly we’re entering the “gig economy” in which more people piece t...

Keeping Up the Communication

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q: At my restaurant, I’ve always been told I’m a great boss, but lately I see...

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