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Hire Right and You Won’t Have to Worry About Culture

Much has been made in the last few years about the importance of cultural fit in hiring. But candidates with the right mix of skills, attitude and work ethic can fit into most any culture, whether you are running a fast-casual restaurant or a fine-dining establishment. Identify these gems, bring them on board and you’ll… Read more »

How Can TriMetrix DNA Help You Make Better Hires?

Choosing employees who truly fit your organization increases your chances of success and can make daily management a little less challenging. But how can you really get to know someone simply by perusing their resume or chatting with them in an interview? Doesn’t your business deserve a more scientific hiring process than “going with your… Read more »

A Change In Management Is Coming. How Do You Prepare Your Staff?

A change in management can be disconcerting to your team. Employees grow accustomed to an individual’s management style and know what to expect of them – what their communication style is, how often they provide feedback, how lax or stern they are about enforcing rules or policies. Change is difficult for many people and the… Read more »

April Fools – How to Spot Lies on a Resume

It’s surprising how often people lie on their resumes – especially given the proliferation of social media. But people do – sometimes prominent people – and go on to great success until they are caught. What red flags can indicate an “embellished” resume? Unfamiliar Schools or Companies Sure, you may not be familiar with every… Read more »

Recognizing and Rewarding Staff

From housekeeping to the front desk, it’s important to recognize contributions at every level.  Here are some tips on how to recognize your team. Start by asking your team what would make them feel appreciated and motivated. You might be surprised. Some employees would enjoy an off-site team builder; others may ee it as one… Read more »

Dealing with Bad Reviews

One of the first lessons to learn in the hospitality industry is that you can’t please everyone. What’s too cold for one guest is too hot for another. One person’s nicely seasoned meal is too bland for the next diner. The trouble is that the customer who would once complain to his brother-in-law about his… Read more »

Rallying the Troops

Keeping a restaurant running requires a lot of different skill sets – and a lot of different personalities. But it’s critical that all these different types of people learn to work in concert.  From the manager in the front of the house to the executive chef in back and the bussers who run in between,… Read more »

5 Tips To Keeping Employees Not Only Engaged, But Happy

Much focus is placed these days on keeping employees engaged. But is that enough? Keeping your employees happy is the key to reducing turnover, increasing operational efficiency and improving your bottom line. How can you ensure that your employees are happy and engaged? Communicate Your Vision Let them in on your dreams and plans. Employees… Read more »

How To Retain Seasonal Employees To Reduce Turnover

Busy seasons can be a great proving ground for new employees. But how can you ensure that the best of them want to stay once their expected tenure is over? Laying the groundwork ahead of time is the key. Make Them Feel Like Part Of The Team. Your existing employees may subtly (or less than… Read more »