Restaurant Scheduling for Success - Excerpt from "How to Improve Dining Room Service"

Restaurant staff scheduling ties directly into the dining room service and crucial for keeping your staff tight, happy and well connected. In every way, a balance must be achieved by matching the dining room service labor needs to forecasted business. There should be a system whereby the staff shift availability days can be communicated in writing to the person who makes up the schedule. A simple staff shift availability sign-up sheet posted conspicuously will do as each staff member should work a balanced amount of shifts throughout the week. If the schedule maker is burning out staff members with extra shifts or scheduling too many staff members to work only 1 or 2 shifts, it will subtract from customer service. A restaurant will get more efficiency from staff members working 3, 4, or more shifts per week rather than only 1 or 2 shifts per week. One may have to bend this guideline to keep the work schedule filled, but it should be kept to a minimum. Constant communication with the st

Inspiring Greatness! Inspiring A Culture Of Leadership In Restaurant Management

We've all seen the stereotypes in the movies. A clipboard carrying over zealous boss in a fast food restaurant, with little regard for his employees and their well being. For the most part, the managers of these restaurants are hard working individuals with goals, aspirations, and the desire to achieve them. Often, the fast food manager will be someone's first boss. How they take on that role and nurture a future workforce is their responsibility. How many of us can remember our first boss? I assume the majority of you can, it was that powerful of a memory, or unfortunately, that dramatic of an experience. Distinguishing Between a Leader and a Manager Leaders and managers, although similar in roles are very different species. Their basic roles are the same, controlling costs, hiring and firing, and maintaining "controlled chaos" in a fast pace and demanding environment. What differentiates them is how their employees react to their method of leadership/management. Man

The Latest Information On IT Consulting Services

IT consulting services have been around for a while now. Many different people offer there services in claim that they will make your company a success. For the most part, if you hire a professional IT consultant, you are probably going to be affected in a positive way. An IT consultant always helps sell the person´s business not themselves. So be careful about this because there are the occasional few knuckleheads who are all about the money and not the customer. In today´s highly competitive world, IT consulting service jobs are in high demand. Since there is a high demand in this field, a high volume of people look to attain these positions. Most IT consulting service jobs won´t be listed in the paper or on Craigslist or some other job listing medium. For the most part, these companies recruit young people to fill the vacancies. When recruiting, these lucky individuals go through a rigorous process of multiple interviews and super hard tests. This is a way to filter out the non qu

Performance Consulting - What You Should Expect from Your Business Consultant

As a small business owner, you are paying big bucks for a skilled consultant to help resolve a pressing issue. What should you expect from your business consultant? This article will list why most business owners or managers hire a consultant. This article will also describe four key areas of knowledge a highly skilled consultant should possess in order to provide performance consulting. The reason most businesses hire a consultant is generally because they need someone who has the technical skills, the knowledge and the experience needed to perform a required function. Most business owners or managers are juggling a lot of balls in the air during day to day operations. They do not have the time or the resources to stop everything and focus on the tasks required to resolve some issue or develop some new program or process. Another reason is that some issues, such as conflict resolution, strategic planning, or establishing a more visible brand may require skill-sets that are not current

Know When To Get Help - Performance Management Consulting

Most people dread performance appraisals because it is tiring and tedious, and people believe their jobs may be on the line. Of course, performance appraisals are really quite useful because management can fully make sense out of the things that have been happening in the company. Through a yearly performance appraisal of employees, companies can finally be able to find out about the reasons behind why the company is losing money here or there. 1. Perform Appraisals In A Serious And Scientific Manner As the part of the management that ultimately runs the company, the superiors who are actually doing all that performance appraisals year after year, they should really take this task seriously so that that the company will be able to greatly benefit from the yearly performance appraisals of the employees. In case the people who are going to head these yearly employee performance appraisals are actually clueless on what they should really do, they actually have the option to get some perfo