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Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not their priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, jillianh@warestaurant.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 July 18, 2016 Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not

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How to recruit and retain millenials

Published July 12, 2016 by Matthew Cecil Reprinted from  http://blog.industry.co/  By 2020 it is projected that 46% of the US workforce will be comprised of millennial workers. As millennials begin

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Finding Employees in a Tight Labor Market

That’s great news if you’re one of the many college students entering the workforce after graduation. It’s also glad tidings if you’re among the unemployed, but if you’re an employer, it’s a challenge.

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Building Successful Employees for the Hospitality Industry: WRA’s Education Foundation at Work

Hemingway once described heroism as grace under pressure. That is exactly what I saw at this year’s Boyds Coffee ProStart Invitational.

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Hospitality Job Fair – Seattle

Seattle Goodwill & WorkSource Business Services Seattle-King County present: Hospitality Job Fair In partnership with the Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations’ Education Foundation WHEN: Wednesday, .July 13, 2016, 9:30am –

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Ask the Expert: Create a Culture of Focus to Optimize Results

Businesses run in cycles. Being busy creates focus and translates into performance. Why? Focus activates behavior.


Training Youth – ProStart®

What is ProStart®? ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year hospitality program that develops culinary techniques and management skills in high school students. ProStart’s® industry-driven curriculum links classroom learning with hands-on experience


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Through the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation, local hospitality businesses can become directly involved with shaping the face of tomorrow’s industry workforce. Why would you want to be involved? As

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Manage Four Behaviors to Maximize Labor Spend

There has been plenty of discussion and change around higher employee wages. While I’m on board with everyone making more, I would like to improve the productivity of my workforce. We can’t pay more and get the same productivity as before. What ideas can help?


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Mission Statement Helping our workforce succeed through turning, education and creating connections to our industry members. Meeting the Educational Needs of Restaurateurs We offer three training courses designed to provide

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Employee turnover rate tops 70% in 2015

The turnover rate in the hospitality sector rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, but remained below pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.  His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.

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Building Our Industry’s Future through Hands-on Learning and Mentorship

To change this, the NRA and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation launched ProStart, an innovative training program to teach high school students the core skills and competencies needed to succeed in a restaurant job – for front-line employees right on up to management.

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Meet your future workforce

By Lyle Hildahl, director of the Washington Restaurant Association Education Foundation There have been mega reports on the gap between positions needed to fill for the next decade and the

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Seven buzzes for quick-service restaurants

QSRs are embracing new electronic ordering technologies, rethinking ideas of what constitutes a perfect employee, finding new ways of connecting with local communities, responding to pricing realities and developing an entirely new approach to employee advancement.

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Riding the churn

The lure of greener pastures is simply a fact of life for hiring managers in the hospitality industry.