10 Fundamental Hotel Safety Tips for Employees

Published 14, Nov 2017

You might not be part of the latest spy film in which a villain pretends to be a hotel contractor, beats up the security guy, steals his uniform, hides behind a vase of passing flowers he stole, and breaks into a hotel room claiming to be room service in the efforts to catch the good guy by surprise, wielding a revolver, but hotel security and safety is vital for employees and guests alike. When a guest arrives at a hotel, they want to feel relieved and safe after a long day of airport travel, a business meeting, a holiday away, or a road trip.

 

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What Causes Cashier Shoulder Pain and How Can I Prevent It?

Published 06, Nov 2017

From troublesome customers to foot fatigue, cashiers are on their feet all day in retail or sitting down in banks or supermarkets, which makes them susceptible to cashier back pain, foot injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and other common injuries. But some of the worst pain can happen when cashiers get a shoulder injury. What causes cashier shoulder pain and how can I prevent it?

 

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How Much Do Digital Menu Boards Cost and Are They Worth It?

Published 06, Nov 2017

Technology is the way of the future and that means even fast-casual restaurants and others would do well to embrace trends. Whilst you don’t want so much technology in your restaurant that it looks like Times Square, Shibuya Crossing, or Piccadilly Circus - because customers will most likely be overwhelmed - a balance of having video-driven digital menu boards with static imagery will work well for any establishment.

 

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Are Bartending Schools Worth It?

Published 13, Oct 2017

Mixing cocktails and pulling pints for hoards of excited customers on a night out makes bartending a demanding, but exciting job prospect. Bartending careers have exciting prospects, and if your establishment encourages tips, you can go home flush for cash. So, if you want to be a bartender, which is the best route to land a job? Is it better to attend a bartending school, or just learn on the job? Opinions differ, but are bartending schools worth it?

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11 Ideas for Hotel Employee Incentive Programs

Published 10, Oct 2017

Everyone loves free things and millennials are no exception. Studies show that millennials are willing to work incredibly hard for the companies that employ them, but they search for companies with perks - and not just higher salaries.

 

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5 of the Most Comfortable Fast-Food Staff Shoes

Published 04, Oct 2017

When you work in fast-food between cooking the food, working the drive-through window, or front-facing on the cash register, you know you’ll be on your feet all day long, and that can be absolutely exhausting. Whilst those who work in fast-food may be susceptible to cashier wrist pain and other injuries - not to mention having to deal with tough customers - the last thing you need is back and joint pain from wearing incorrect shoes. Many who work in fast-food may not know that there are speciality shoes designed with your industry in mind. 

 

 

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Baker Salaries and Job Roles Explained

Published 03, Oct 2017

There are many different roles in the bakery industry from head bakers, bakers, and apprentice bakers to commis bakers and pastry chefs. Below is a list of the job roles of each type of baker, and the typical salary to expect in the industry.

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Restaurant Technology Trends in 2017: Everything You Need to Know

Published 29, Sep 2017

79% of customers think that restaurant technology improves their dining experience. 36% of customers feel that online reservations are one of the most important tech features, and 42% of customers prefer email receipts. In the UK, fast food quick-service restaurants like McDonald's have installed high-tech ordering screens, but have fast-casual dining (i.e. Chipotle, Five Guys), casual dining (i.e. TGI Fridays, Nandos, Wetherspoons), and fine dining (i.e. full service restaurants that aren’t chains - local Indian or Italian) restaurants added any new innovations to improve diner experience? Find out the restaurant technology trends in 2017: everything you need to know.

 

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5 of the Best Shoes for Retail Jobs

Published 22, Sep 2017

Working in retail can be tough. Whether you work at a clothing shop folding clothes on tables, emptying items out of the changing rooms, and dealing with customers at the checkout; you work in a tech store walking around to help customers with their needs, placing items on display, and dealing with the new tablet checkout technology; or you work in another retail role, there's no doubt that retail work can be tiring on the feet, mind, and body.

 

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16 Things Customers Do that Annoy Cashiers

Published 18, Sep 2017

Working as a cashier can be difficult, tiring work because cashiers have to endure repetitive motions, and mental fatigue - sometimes things just aren't as straightforward as they should be, so when those kind of customers come in, it makes their job even harder.

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