H.R./Legal http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Why mentoring is crucial to hospitality industry http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/why-mentoring-crucial-hospitality-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em><strong>Zimmern: </strong>Mentorship has played a big part in the restaurant industry. It&rsquo;s best described by a quote from Benjamin Franklin: &ldquo;Tell me and I may forget. Involve me and I might learn.&rdquo; It describes what we do in this industry.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/why-mentoring-crucial-hospitality-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/why-mentoring-crucial-hospitality-industry#comments H.R./Legal Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:47:00 +0000 55901 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Mentors: (from left) Jonathan Waxman, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, Christina Tosi and Wylie Dufresne.</p> 7 elements of compelling job postings http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/7-elements-compelling-job-postings <div class="field-byline"> James Ringler </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advertising open positions seems like rolling the dice. Here’s how to improve the odds of finding the right talent. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advertising open positions seems like rolling the dice. Here’s how to improve the odds of finding the right talent.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/7-elements-compelling-job-postings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/7-elements-compelling-job-postings#comments Management Tips H.R./Legal Sat, 09 Jul 2016 21:53:00 +0000 55691 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>You need to sell job seekers on the advantages of working in your restaurant.</p> Thinkstock Video Pick: Are restaurants still a boys' club? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/video-pick-are-restaurants-still-boys-club <div class="node-body video-body">Acclaimed international restaurant group D&D London asked a panel of female restaurant pros: Is hospitality still a boys' club? </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/video-pick-are-restaurants-still-boys-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/video-pick-are-restaurants-still-boys-club#comments H.R./Legal Back of the House Video Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:45:00 +0000 55661 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com No-tipping models gain traction in Portland http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland <div class="field-deck"> Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick are redefining staff roles to level the playing field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick explains how wage structures and staff roles are evolving.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland#comments H.R./Legal Trends Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:15:00 +0000 55461 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Staffing changes will smooth out the earnings bumps for servers at Park Kitchen.</p> David Reamer Are you hiring a staff—or a team? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team <div class="node-body blog-body">Hiring and retaining a great team is one of the greatest challenges we face in the restaurant business.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team#comments Blogs H.R./Legal Rock Your Restaurant Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:31:00 +0000 55331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Anti-obesity forces eye small chains, independents http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents <div class="field-deck"> Mission creep: With current obesity prevention efforts proving ineffective, fat fighters want all restaurants, not just large chains, to aid their cause. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Given new CDC reports showing the U.S. obesity epidemic continues unabated, even the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association is saying it&rsquo;s time to try a new direction. Among the ideas being floated: increased scrutiny of independent and small chain restaurant menu offerings and downsized portions for all. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hits-new-high-n587251" title="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hits-new-high-n587251">http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hit...</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents#comments H.R./Legal Operations Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:12:00 +0000 55291 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Getty Images EEOC targeting workplace-related anti-Muslim rhetoric http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric <div class="field-byline"> By Carmon M. Harvey, Esq. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants should be on the lookout for offensive speech and quash any suggestion of harassment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As concern over terrorism mounts, incidents involving Muslim employees appears to be on the rise. But employers that don’t take steps to quell this kind of behavior could find themselves targeted by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric#comments H.R./Legal Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:38:00 +0000 55251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Getty Images How to have a tough conversation http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-have-tough-conversation <div class="field-deck"> Difficult conversations are necessary—at least if you want people to correct mistakes, learn, and grow. But they can be less difficult if you remember the goal is to help, not to win. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Difficult talks in a business setting are inevitable. Remember that your task is to help, and to "complete," not compete. This will help to create a win-win situation.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-have-tough-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-have-tough-conversation#comments Management Tips H.R./Legal Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:17:00 +0000 55211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Difficult conversations are easier if you enter them with a desire to help, not compete.</p> Thinkstock A smart exit strategy for your restaurant business http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/smart-exit-strategy-your-restaurant-business <div class="field-byline"> Mel Jones </div> <div class="field-deck"> When it's time to sell your restaurant, smart moves early on could make your exit more profitable. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">And exit strategy should allow you to sell your restaurant business and limit your liability when you exit.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/smart-exit-strategy-your-restaurant-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/smart-exit-strategy-your-restaurant-business#comments Management Tips H.R./Legal Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:09:00 +0000 55201 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to prepare for new federal overtime rules http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-prepare-new-federal-overtime-rules <div class="field-deck"> The Department of Labor rules don't go into effect until Dec. 1. Now is a good time to start planning. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Department of Labor rules don't go into effect until Dec. 1. Now is a good time to start planning.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-prepare-new-federal-overtime-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-prepare-new-federal-overtime-rules#comments H.R./Legal Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:08:00 +0000 55051 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Overtime rules are getting an overhaul that could affect many restaurants.</p> Thinkstock