How Hotels Can Tap into Culture-led Leadership

It is safe to say that all of us take the time to train our new leaders on the technical aspects of their job so they can successfully submit their monthly inventory, easily maneuver through the company’s point-of-sale system and manage their budget. Is it as easy to say that we train the same leaders to lead in a way that is representative of the culture of our companies?

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11 Creative Training Ideas for Restaurant Managers

Restaurants are ecosystems: Every team member’s success is affected by the people, process and environment surrounding them. The best GM's know that the way to shape strong ecosystems that attract both talent and traffic is by becoming a Developmentally-Dedicated Organization (DDO). DDO's tend to have lower turnover, stronger talent, bigger profits and more loyal customers.

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You Can’t Hire Them If They Don’t Show Up

Many hospitality companies have struggled lately not only to keep their best employees in this tight job market, but also to get applicants to show up for job interviews. Unfortunately, it seems like it has become common for hiring managers to set up interviews with a bunch of prospective candidates only to have just 1 or 2 show up (even though everyone initially agreed to their interview times and places).

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Cost-saving Strategies for Hospitality Trainers: Part 2 – New Employee/New Manager Training & Big Picture

Hopefully, you had the time read Part 1 of this two-part blog. If you missed it, check out the March 13th issue of the Training Flash or visit the Member Blogs on the CHART website, chart.org, under Training Tools and Resources. In the meantime, let's move on to Part 2!

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Cost-saving Strategies for Hospitality Trainers: Part 1 – Materials & Classes

We’re just a few months into 2017, and if your training department is like mine, then you’re probably already watching every dollar spent between now and the end of the year to make sure you don’t go over budget. With rapidly rising wages and the increasing cost of materials (and just about everything else), it’s becoming more and more expensive to develop, implement, and evaluate training programs in the hospitality industry. The challenge for trainers, of course, is that we don’t want to cut any of our programs if possible, because less training isn’t going to help our people and our company continue growing. So how do we provide the same level of support and still keep our costs in check?

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Creating an Effective & Affordable Training Program

John shares his quick training wins for front-of-the-house, back-of-the-house and leadership teams. Hear about John’s “twitter style approach” to training, how to teach staff to communicate with customers, critical POS training up front and suggestive selling techniques. Learn additional training wins on how to use “your” equipment, importance of cooking techniques and proper safety. Can your managers read a P&L?

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CHART Talks: Principles of Asset Building

As employers, we are asset builders. And, people are our biggest assets. Are you applying your asset building skills by tapping into Generation Z? Connect with your state restaurant association and learn more about ProStart, a youth development program that is training and preparing over 140,000+ students annually to work in our industry. It is our duty to mentor them, open new doors for them and lead Generation Z to exciting and meaningful careers in the hospitality industry.

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BYTS - Be Your True "Training" Self!

Inside each one of us, there are two of us, our True Self and our Natural Self. These two “selves” are opposites, and the characteristics each self has are opposites to each other as well. Our True Self is that “self” in each of us who wants to be successful and hard working. Our Natural Self is that “self” who could care less about making a positive impact in their life let alone in the community or world.

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Ignite Your Internal Flame

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of speaking with our President Donna Herbel about various happenings with CHART. We spent nearly an hour discussing our membership and retention. For those of you that I have not met, I am going into my tenth year with CHART, but I have not been openly active for the past two years.

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2 More Ways Micro-learning Improves Training Effectiveness

By now you probably know that micro-learning techniques can help overcome the ever-shortening attention span of our workforce, and increase absorption and retention of the material. Gone are the days of hour-long training videos, courses that cover a dozen competencies at once, and learners sitting at the computer for hours on end. With its minimalist focus on course length and competencies covered, micro-learning is quickly solving several historical challenges of e-learning.

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