Five reasons employee uniforms can impact your brand

Employee uniforms make a big first impression in the eyes of the customers. Not only do they easily identify staff members, but they also reflect your brand’s image. A uniform can also have a large impact on how smoothly your restaurant operates. Following are five benefits of employee uniforms: Build team spirit You want your […]

Seasonal hiring best practices

By Karen and Ross Horton It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time when business is booming. Thanks to the influx of spending and time spent by consumers out of the house running errands and shopping, restaurants face a busy season and a need for additional workers. With so many seasonal jobs available, […]

Winnipeg KFC and Taco Bell branch join Workers United union

Press release Employees at a KFC/Taco Bell branch in Winnipeg have received union certification by the Manitoba Labour Board and will be represented by Workers United Canada Council. The joint KFC/Taco Bell restaurant, located at 1651 Regent Avenue West, is the first to be unionized in the province of Manitoba. Taco Bell and KFC’s union of 28 workers, consisting […]

Bartenders and servers to receive sexual violence and harassment intervention training

Press release Ontario investing $1.7 million in training for frontline workers Ontario is training bartenders, servers and others in the hospitality sector to identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and harassment among employees and patrons. Through a $1.7 million investment over three years, workers will be provided with the tools to intervene safely […]

Ontario’s colleges and McDonald’s Canada ink business training agreement

Press release For the first time in Ontario, McDonald’s employees can now receive credits towards a college business diploma, thanks to a new agreement between Colleges Ontario and McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited. The agreement will create a province-wide partnership with McDonald’s Canada, a leading Canadian business, to establish a prior-learning recognition system. McDonald’s employees, who have […]

Proceed without good employment counsel at your peril

By Jennifer Mathers McHenry Setting up and running a restaurant is risky, expensive and a heck of a lot of work. I can understand why restaurateurs, both new and experienced, want to avoid unnecessary costs. I can also understand why having an employment lawyer involved in your business when everything is running smoothly can seem […]

Six ways scheduling software is making employees happier

By Ryan Fyfe The advent of online scheduling software has been a game-changer for just about every service industry, especially the restaurant business. The time-saving element alone is enough to make purchasing such software an easy decision as far as return on investment is concerned. However, not many talk about the advantages of scheduling software […]