Staffing
It seems like we’re always recruiting more staff, mainly because the restaurant business is not a business of one.
Winnipeg – A popular Winnipeg restaurant chain says it has hired a human resources firm to review its policies after employees launched a public campaign alleging hostile working conditions and harassment. The Ottawa Citizen/Canadian Press. | READ MORE
Halifax – One of Nova Scotia's most thriving sectors is having a hard time attracting and keeping workers this time of year, as students return to their studies, says the Atlantic vice-president of Restaurants Canada. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Who would have thought that a first-time pizza job would teach you lifelong skills? I mean, you go to your first job not really thinking about the skills you are learning but more about the money you are making.
In my experience as a registered massage therapist (RMT), I have seen many people with aches and pains from all walks of life, particularly those with highly physically demanding jobs. Many of these pains can be preventable with just a little bit of time dedicated to preparing the body for the tasks it is about to do.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business this spring hosted a webinar entitled “Getting smart about seasonal hiring” that provided useful tips for improving your seasonal hiring success.
Cavendish, P.E.I. – A P.E.I. restaurateur says for the first time he's considering staying closed for the upcoming summer season and not because business has been slow but because there aren't enough cooks for his kitchen. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Lethbridge, Alta. – A woman has been fired from her job after a video of a racially charged argument between her and what appears to be a group of four men in a Lethbridge, Alta., restaurant garnered strong reaction online. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Do you struggle with finding and attracting good employees? The Canadian Federation of Independent Business recently hosted a webinar entitled “Getting smart about seasonal hiring” that provided useful tips for improving your chances of hiring great workers.
Vancouver – Paying for cooks to attend culinary school and implementing averaging agreements that allow a four-day work week are some of the strategies B.C. restaurants are using to attract and retain staff. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – A steep minimum wage increase that went into effect on Jan. 1 in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has had a rocky start as some employers cut workers’ hours and benefits to reduce its impact on the bottom line. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
Gatineau, QC – Canadian small businesses can now apply for federal funding to help hire summer students next summer.
Toronto – Centennial College’s culinary arts program is launching a new student-exchange partnership with IFSE (Italian Food Style Education) culinary school in Turin, Italy.
Calgary – Southern Alberta's Institute of Technology's newest culinary campus provides training to students from across Canada in the operational and business side of the food industry. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Finding the right people is not easy, and hiring can be one of the most frustrating aspects of running your pizzeria.
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