Tuesday, July 18, 2017
SPORTS: Download the NFL 2017 Schedule
Download our annual NFL Pre and Regular Season Schedules. These guides take you from August 3rd’s Hall of Fame game in Canton OH all the way to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. We have separated the season schedules into pre and regular files that are available for you to download.
DID YOU KNOWS…
KFC Marketing Powerhouse
Chains are thinking outside the box to attract our attention. KFC, in particular, has gone above and beyond with their marketing tactics from everything to sunscreen to space travel. Here are eight of KFC’s craziest promo stunts. KFC is so extra and we love it.
Beer for a Cause
About 1,000 of Detroit’s rape kits remain untested. Detroit Breweries 8 Degrees and Batch Brewing and making an effort to help solve some of the cities violent assaults by donating 100% of their Enough Said pale ale to the Enough Said organization raising money to test as many as 11,000 unprocessed rape kits.
World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams
The NFL is the most profitable league on the planet with the average team operating profit of $91 million. This infographic maps out the world’s most valuable sports teams in 2017. Does your team have the highest value?
MILLENNIAL MIND GAMES
Why it matters to you: Here’s why the millennial stereotype is all wrong.
There is largely a negative perception of the generation born between the early 1980s and late 1990s – aka Millennials. Countless reports have been suggested that this generation has many negative qualities including laziness as well as being notoriously difficult to employ due to “job hopping.” Comprehensive studies in both the US and UK this year have actually shown otherwise. As found from a British think tank, only one in 25 UK Millennials switched jobs each year during their mid-twenties, which correlated with that of the US. Of course, a handful of our restaurant staff are Millennials, therefore, we have a relatively good idea of how they operate. For years now, restaurants have been hiring and staffing this generation.
Stereotypes about Millennials suggest they’re not interested in “old-fashioned markers of success.” It has been noted that when they are applying for jobs, they will likely consult up to 15 resources to be sure the position aligns with their “values.” When it comes down to the fundamental desires, Millennials really aren’t very different from any other generation. Although they are known as the digital natives, research has shown that Millennials aren’t as distracted as many people assume. They’ve also been shown to value hard work as well as job-loyalty. These statistics are important to keep in mind while hiring.
Why it matters to you: New scheduling rules may complicate an already complicated responsibility
The most contentious part of any manager’s job is dealing with the pressures associated with scheduling. Whether it’s the intense scrutiny of labor cost performance or the influence the schedule has on your staff, operators seem to be in constant battle with the schedule. Some new rules in NYC might make that even more difficult for operators, especially at quick and fast food outlets. The new scheduling rules require restaurants post schedules 2 full weeks in advance, pay staff for to be on call and forces an 11-hour break between shifts (meaning no close/opens).
The fast food industry will be most affected by this, but those of us in full-service operations might want to get ahead of this trend. Sure it’s a hallmark of our industry that people accept their need to be flexible on scheduling and many staff members will tell you they don’t mind tough shifts or getting cut loose with no notice, but we can do a better job. By using the tools you have to write better schedules and implementing rules that will keep you on track with the new labor standards coming for staff scheduling, you can ensure no gets to “tell” you how to run your business.