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Game On: Restaurants Use Gaming Tech to Boost Efficiency

Restaurants are a tricky business and the competition is fierce. That’s one reason why it’s imperative to set yourself apart and find ways to attract and retain high-quality employees. In that spirit, Perfect Company recently …

3 Keys to Understanding Gen Z Employees

The generation gap is back. Gen Zers say they’re misunderstood by their elders – including those people who a couple of generations back said they’d never trust anyone over 30. How did we get here? …

3 Keys for Employee Retention in 2023

The past few years have presented numerous challenges to business owners, including an ongoing labor shortage. The hospitality industry certainly isn’t immune to the struggles of employee retention. “For a long time, the hospitality industry …

Trials Show Workers Love Condensed Workweeks

Restaurant owners are following the corporate world’s lead in having employees test the four-day workweek – but a south Florida Chick-fil-A owner has gone further by having employees in his fast-food establishment work 13 to …

2023 Labor Outlook: Layoffs, Automation on Horizon

Inflation threw a wrench into pandemic recovery, and with interest rates rising and the threat of a recession looming, the 2023 labor market could look very different than it does today. Major tech companies have …

Companies Rethinking Warehouse Experience Amid Labor Shortage

Oversized windows, offering ideal natural light. … Fitness centers. … Outdoor work areas. Don’t look now, but many of the newest factories in America feature items that sound like descriptions on Zillow.com. To retain employees, …

Experts Predict ‘Striketober’ to Remember

Slightly more than a month before the mid-term elections, thousands of U.S. workers are threatening to turn October into “Striketober,” with restaurant workers at the forefront of the bid to increase wages and improve working …

Predictive-Maintenance Tech Aiding Manufacturers’ Efficiency

Predictive-maintenance technology – smart software that listens to machines to predict equipment failures before they happen – could prove to be a valuable service, especially as manufacturers grapple with supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. …

Breaking Down Calif.’s Controversial FAST Act Bill

California’s FAST Recovery Act – the first bill of its kind to take on the fast-food industry – could prove a boon for workers and labor unions but a burden to the mom-and-pop restaurants that …

Recession Fears May Slow Great Resignation

More than four million Americans are quitting their jobs every month, but the so-called Great Resignation could slow soon amid fears of a recession. The latest Labor Department figures showed 4.3 million Americans quit their …

Food Industry Automation Gaining Momentum Amid Labor Shortage

Image courtesy of Miso Robotics Amid the pandemic-related labor shortage, investment in automation continues to gain momentum, particularly in the restaurant space. In fact, the food automation market is expected to grow at a CAGR …

Influx of Teens Impacting Workforce

Everyone remembers that first job: the first whiff of responsibility outside school or home, the ability to put cash in one’s pocket that didn’t come from mom or dad, that incredible flush of independence. But …

How to Write A+ Job Ads

Bo Peabody sees the hospitality industry from several angles as co-founder of the Seated reservation app, a restaurateur, and member of the Boqueria Restaurant Group board of directors. The pandemic has changed his per-spective on ...
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What’s Behind Hormel’s Success?

Hormel Foods International President Swen Neufeldt recently joined The Food Institute Podcast to discuss the company’s strong performance over the past several quarters, the resilience of its legacy brands, and the prospects for emerging plant-based lines. Below are highlights from …

How to Hire for 2022 and Beyond

Julie Lamonthe-Jensen has never been more convinced that it’s time to tear up the traditional hiring playbook. After all, the ongoing labor shortage is uncharted territory. “Companies need to step outside the framework they’ve been ...

Could a 4-Day Workweek Benefit the Food Industry?

Along with Henry Ford’s assembly line in 1926 was the introduction of the standard five-day workweek. And while it certainly remains the norm, some groups are beginning to challenge this time-tested schedule in pursuit of …

Why Restaurant Chain CEOs are Jumping Ship

While leadership changes are nothing new for restaurant chains, CEOs have been resigning in spades over the past two months, including departures from prominent brands like Starbucks, Dominos, Denny’s, Red Lobster, and Wingstop. What’s behind …

Why Coaching Frontline Managers Is a Must in the Food Industry

This article is written and sponsored by Proaction International. We’re all familiar with the job market buzzwords dominating today’s food and beverage industry headlines: The Great Resignation, tight labor markets, concerns about returning to the workforce …

IFMA CEO: 3 Key Issues Likely to Drive Foodservice Forward

Phil Kafarakis knows the pandemic has created dire situations for many restaurants. At the same time, he’s also encouraged by the resilience displayed by many operators. “I think this pandemic gave people an opportunity to …

Recent Economic Data Could Be a Good Sign for Hiring Managers

While there certainly are signs of improving labor market conditions in the food industry, pandemic-inspired trends are causing headaches for hiring managers. In fact, the pandemic changed the way a lot of people think about ...