Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Proving the Obvious? Good HR is Good Business, Study Finds

This from Tampa Bay Business Journal via the ManagersRealm blog:

According to a recent Gevity Institute study, certain HR practices result in measurable business results.

The study found that small businesses that follow a set of “workforce alignment” employee management strategies achieve 22.1 % higher revenue growth, 23.3 % higher profit growth and 66.8 % less employee [...]

Source: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeorgesEmploymentBlawg/~3/http%3A%2F%2F

25 Percent of Workers Say Their Company Is Loyal to Employees

Twenty-five percent of workers say their company is loyal to employees, down from 41 percent in 2004 and 26 percent in 2005, according to a survey for Randstad by Harris Interactive.

Meanwhile, 56 percent of workers say they are loyal to their companies, down from 59 percent last year.

Thirty-eight percent of employees say morale at their company is good or excellent, down form 44 percent in 2004 and 40 percent in 2005.

The survey found differences between employees' and employers' views on issues like loyalty and morale at their company. For example, 41 percent of employers say their company is loyal to employees, and 55 percent of employers said morale is good or excellent at their company.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

It's 2006 - Do You Have a Human Resource Strategy ?

This new century demands that management have adaptive skills working across the generation diversity that exists in today's workplace. No doubt people are an organization's most precious asset. Today, unlike any other time in history, that asset is filled with generational diversity.

Source: http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article23228.html

Monday, July 17, 2006

Marketing and Employee Handbook Examples

This post comes to us from Guy Kawasaki. Guy recently gave a speech to the folks at the Channel Bio Corporation. If you're from the midwest, you will have heard of them!

In preparation for the speech, the company sent him a brochure called “Channel Answers” and its employee handbook called “ChannelDeal.” I’ve uploaded them here because you will probably find them useful for your organization’s efforts in the same areas.

Channel Answers.pdf


The inside story is that the CEO of Channel Bio, Aline Funk, wrote “ChannelDeal” and co-authored “Channel Answers” with a fellow named Chuck Kuster. It definitely helps when the CEO (or owner/operator!) is this involved in business marketing and human resources!

These are the kinds of manuals we at GameOn! Restaurant Coaching Solutions create for our clients. They are unassuming and very personal, while inculcating the new team member with as much imformation about the company and their job as possible.

Why Harassment Training is Essential & Must Go Beyond Sexual Harassment

A few employment law fundamentals:

Harassment based on race or other protected characteristics is analyzed legally
under the same standards as sexual harassment. Offensive graffiti targeting employees
because of their race, sex, or other protected characteristic, if sufficiently
severe or pervasive, may rise to the level of an unlawful [...]

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

"What if I train my staff and they leave?" "What if you don't and they stay?"

Training and education sends powerful and empowering message to employees: "You are important to us we are willing to invest time and money to enable you to do your current job more effectively and prepare you for future opportunities within our company."

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Friday, June 30, 2006

How's your management turnover?

Restaurants find that offering ownership cuts turnover
Kansas City Business Journal

After 30 years as a general manager in the restaurant business, Larry Kime decided to take some time off -- sort of. He tried his hand in sales for a few years but never took his eye off the restaurant industry. He was waiting for an opportunity for ownership -- to have a piece of the pie, he said.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Hey, I need some material to write about!

Do you have questions you need the answers to right now? Email them to me and I’ll answer them in the blog.

I am sure there are a lot of others who are going through the same situation and would appreciate the response also. Naturally I will keep your name and information confidential.

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