How to hire good people

As a founder, growing a company on your own can be a demanding .This therefore calls for the effort of skilled people to help you carry out some of the necessary business operations. Virtually all flourished businesses have had great employees on the steer wheel.

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Well, after showing the need for employees, here is the question-how to hire good people to are not only skilled but also “good.”In today’s economy, finding the best people to work as your employees is more important than ever before. No business manager can stand to lose time, money as well as results from a poor hiring choice! There are way dire consequences that go along hiring the right person for the wrong job.

The costs of finding, interrogating, conversing, engaging as well as training only to end up with bad employee are insurmountable. Most managers see their employees as investments and therefore expect excellent if not good ROI.Continue Reading

What is more important-good service or good food?

In the restaurant industry, offering good service and poor quality food will always beat poor service and good quality food every time. Believe me or not, we all wish it weren’t so. We all yearn for a place on earth where seasonal ingredients and quality food win over immoderately cheerful waiters and a theatrical atmosphere.

But experience says otherwise.

For quite a long time now, we know there have been complaints from dissatisfied clients and requests for restaurant recommendations. In both cases, service matters.

Complaints that are service related outnumber the food related issues by a ratio of 10:1. You may never hear many complaints such as scorched beans, concealed sausages, or drab presentations-but complaints of basis of rude service and unobservant waiters that sets customer’s fingers a-typing and their blood a-boiling.

Honestly, it may sound ironical but we mention the quality of food last on the page. For instance, when a reader requests for a recommendation, his/her criterion is (in order of priority) the cost, atmosphere and service; with food, if at all mentioned, at the bottom of the page. Some people are more concerned with what’s happening out than in the inside.Continue Reading

Franchise or family-what to do with your restaurant

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When franchises and family businesses are mentioned together, what comes into the mind of the listener is that the family owns the franchise. Several families own businesses that leverage existing brands through the medium of franchising. Some of the biggest restaurant franchises are owned by families. Most are husband-wife owned. Each of them holding a position; the manager while the other one as a co-owner/assistant. Others are father-son owned and the combination is endless.

Franchising is one of the most popular ways of getting into business because the franchisee or franchise owner has an easy access to an already established brand with proven business systems that are supported by existing companies that have been successful in at least a specific location or franchisor. So, it’s not surprising why many families are starting franchising businesses. The term franchising technically means a license or agreement between parties (basically two) giving a group or person (usually the franchisee) a right to market the products or services by way of a trade name or trademark of another (franchisor).Continue Reading

Tip the tipping the tables: Why looking great as a female server tips better

Being a waitress is one of the more popular jobs within today’s society, and according to the Bureau of Labor statistics the profession is looking to increase by 6%, that’s 130,000+ in American alone. Unfortunately this highly sought out profession doesn’t attract these numbers from luxurious pay, often times servers can end up working for as low as minimal wage. However, for what waiting lacks in base pay, it makes up for it with tips. The socialized norm within most countries is to tip about 20% of your bill, over a long busy day this can really rack up.

This being said nearly all waiting staff provide immaculate service, and with 2,300,000+ people already employed within the serving profession what is it that sets waitresses apart? What can you do to set yourself apart? Well, outside of service there is another factor that can greatly influence your returns, and that is presentation.  Surprisingly it isn’t presentation of food, or the table, but actually yourself. Yes, there is scientific evidence as to why looking great as a female server will help your tips.

As outlined in a study by tippingresearch.com waitress receive higher and more frequent tips than waiters. Furthermore these numbers were only consistent when they were serving customers (male) who found them to be more attractive. To add more proof, a study outlined in the daily mail proves that when women wear red lipstick their tips shoot up by 15-25%, and they receive more frequent tips, approximately 50% more. Oddly enough though, the study also showed that it’s not just red on the lips that provides bigger tips. Red clothing during the same study showed that tips inclined by 18% if the waitress wore red clothing. It would appear the color of love is also the color of money.  Many women also style themselves including their hair extremely well in order to impress their patrons.  Styling your hair is one effective way to boost the way you look.  Think about giving yourself a good curl by using one of the best curling wands is a very popular way to improve the way your hair looks.

Studies also show that it’s not just what you put on your face, but in maximizing tips it’s sometimes what you put in your hair. Dr Michael Lynn through her research identifies that wearing something unusual in fact boosts the quality of tips. Naturally, with most restaurants now making all staff wear a custom uniform there is little to be done with uniform, but there are few restrictions on hairstyle and accessories. To add to Dr Lynn’s research Stillman and Hensley found that women who wore flowers in the hair and made sure it was clear from grease and dirt by using the best shampoos for oily hair, received more tips from both male and female patrons. This is important to note because most other tips, such as letting down your hair, have no effect on female patrons their gratitude remaining constant.

So as you can see, the art of beautifying yourself to increase your tips has its merits. Simple actions as glazing your lips with a little red glamour, or adding a ribbon, flower, or clip to your hair can put some extra cash in your tip jar. Drop some extra buttons on your vest, or let down your hair, the benefits are there for you to see. So whether you’re in waiting for the long haul or just paying your way to college, take heed of these tips and your life could turn out to be a lot easier.