Tag Archives: Employees

What’s Blooming: The Holiday Rush and How to Beat It

With the holiday season fast approaching, the “12 Pains of Christmas” parody song comes to mind as well as the chaotic hustle and bustle at malls. For such a joyous time of the year it always seems to be paired … Continue reading


Tree Talk: HR Corner: Absenteeism vs. Presenteeism: Managing Employees’ Sick Time

What do December, January, February and July have in common? Aside from hosting major American holidays – Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and Independence Day respectively – according to Careerbuilder.com these popular winter and summer months are also when employees … Continue reading


Tree Talk: HR Corner: Beat the Winter Blues with Employee Motivation

It’s cold, the skies are gray and spirits are as blue as the invigorating summer skies of months passed. The chipper energy, wide smiles and productive focus of your team appear to have faded with the vibrant green hue of … Continue reading


HR Corner: Establishing First-Rate Personal Appearance & Hygiene Procedures Among Employees

The appearance of your employees reflects directly on your restaurant’s standards. Having your staff looking professional and sanitary is essential in any business, but especially one where you are serving food. You don’t want to turn off customers because your … Continue reading


HR Corner: The Start of a New Year = Employee Evaluation Time

The New Year brings the anticipation of change, growth and maybe even a little more wisdom. What better time than the new year to evaluate your current employees’ performances? It’s customary for businesses to conduct performance evaluations in January, as … Continue reading


HR Corner: The Dreaded Termination Conversation

HR Corner: The Dreaded Termination Conversation Laid-off, fired, terminated … just these words alone can invoke a panic attack in even the most laid-back person. But unfortunately termination is a fact of life, and sooner or later, every owner, manager … Continue reading


HR Corner: Interpersonal Communication–A Must in Business

Face-to-face interpersonal communication is becoming less and less frequent in the workplace. Communication these days is quickly evolving into less conversation and more electronic sharing of information. With such mainstream communication technologies such as e-mailing, texting and instant messaging, employers … Continue reading


Turning Your Passion into a Reality

Part 6 – Prepare to Open Your Business Time to reap the benefits of this long-awaited journey As our series comes to an end, it can only mean one thing for your business – it’s time to open your doors! … Continue reading


HR Corner: Staff’s Pride Promotes Better Service and Business Success

As a business owner, you are motivated by pride, a strong work ethic and making your bottom line. When you are at your shop, you know that your customers are having the best experience possible. What about when you can’t … Continue reading


Berry Healthy: Wellness Practices in the Workplace

Working in a gelateria, coffee shop or other foodservice establishment can be a lot of fun, especially when your staff is enjoyable, your customers are pleasant and you can resist the temptation of the sweet products you sell. However, for … Continue reading


HR Corner: Files, a Tedious but Needed Task

Files, a Tedious but Needed Task Tom Cruise (think A Few Good Men) would never have shown up to the courtroom unprepared. Neither should you. Records may be a pain to maintain and worse to file, but they are so … Continue reading


HR Corner: Helping Employees Fight Increased Gas and Food Costs

Helping Employees Fight Increased Gas and Food Costs Fall is synonymous with fun outings and back to school, but more recently, it has also become a season known for high gas prices and an increase in food costs – two … Continue reading