Addressing Recruitment & Turnover Challenges in 2021 with Tapcheck!

From the ongoing effects of the COVID pandemic, unemployment premium payments and competing with the “gig economy”, the quick service restaurant industry continues to face crucial labor shortages on top of high employee turnover rates. Owners and managers are seeking new ways to attract and retain staff through company culture and employee benefits. The rise…

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7 Facts About Background Checks You Never Knew Were True! From True Hire

Take a closer look at a few of the myths about background checks that may be holding your Dunkin’ franchise back. Learn about the complexities of background checks and how simple changes can completely streamline your process. Making safe and quick hiring decisions in the fast-paced world of food service can be challenging. At True…

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Create a Competitive Edge in Hiring with Paradox

In February, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that bars and restaurants added 286,000 jobs across the United States. As the weather warms up and consumers gain more confidence, many franchisees are making plans to ramp up their hiring. In a competitive market, those who connect with candidates the fastest may get the best…

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3 Proven Methods to Finding Hourly Employees in 2021 with Workstream

 Deep dive with Workstream on the top 3 methods franchisees can use to double the number of qualified job applicants for each opening posted. These proven methods can be implemented almost immediately and have been key success factors for countless hiring managers, especially during the coronavirus pandemic! In addition to detailing and explaining these…

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Training and Certifying Staff in a COVID World with Always Food Safe

Training new and existing employees is critical to successfully running your operation. Proper training can reduce turnover, improve performance, lower costs and heighten the safety of you staff and customers. With the restrictions of COVID, we are now forced to modify training and find other ways to get staff the necessary and required training. Most…

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Independent Joe #60 February/March 2020

Before the coronavirus worsened and jeopardized the 2020 baseball season, there was much discussion about the Houston Astros and the sign-stealing scandal that may have fueled their 2017 World Series Championship. Since the scandal broke, a number of people have lost their jobs, including the Astros manager and general manager, as well as the manager…

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Independent Joe #59 December 2019/January 2020

Each year at the turn of the calendar, we see an abundance of stories recapping the year that was. The Year in Review gives us a chance to review what has happened, what we’ve accomplished and where we’ve failed to reach our objectives over the past 12 months. Though generally vanilla and predictable, the Year…

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US 3rd Circuit Rules Franchisees are Employees!

In a deeply divided 2-1 decision, the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in Philadelphia, has ruled to certify a class action lawsuit against franchisor Jani-King of Philadelphia wherein the plaintiff franchisees contend they were wrongfully categorized as independent contractors  The plaintiffs argue that the control that the franchisor exercised over their day-to-day tasks…

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Employers Must Accommodate Transgender Employees

Right alongside EEOC, we have the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  Ostensibly charged with ensuring the safety of the nation’s workforce, OSHA responded to a request by the National Center for Transgender Equality by issuing a guidance advising employers that they must accommodate employees based on the gender with which the employee identifies.  Incredibly,…

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