• Restaurant Manager Salaries

    Gecko Hospitality, a hospitality recruiting firm based in Fort Myers, FL., surveyed job candidates about wages, raises, benefits, longevity and more. The survey covered a variety of job titles, from general manager to sous chef. Factor motivating a job change included compensation, career advancement, and dissatisfaction with their current position.

    The salary survey results are attached.

    Why do men managing a fine dining restaurant make more than women?

    Why would the executive chef make more than the manager?

  • Find a Mentor

    A mentor is a connection that matters!

    Mentors make a difference!

     Everyone needs a mentor!

    Why does everyone need a mentor at work?

    What are the rules for working with a mentor?

    Explain how you will work with a mentor.


  • Signs of an Overworked Employee

    Infographic by Keas.

    Many managers cause employees stress and do not even realize it! Managers are stressors.

    What can managers do to cause employees less stress?

    How can you manage stress? (See http://www.adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress for some tips.)

  • Industries of the Future

    In this video, Knowledge@Wharton interviews Alec Ross, author of "The Industries of the Future."

    Ross says that learning languages — foreign languages and computer languages -- teaches you a way of problem-solving.

    Are you learning another language? Explain why you should.

    Are you learning coding? Explain why you should.

    How are you preparing yourself for the future?

  • Courage Comes With Practice

    Listen to this podcast from npr. Theresa MacPhail, a medical anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley, tells us how she became so courageous.

    What are you afraid of?

    How have you proven that "it's not what happens to you, it's what you do with what happens to you"?

    How might a manager use this to take a risk?

  • Media Habits

    Four generations are at work. Deloitte researched the media consumption habits of the generations: Millennials (born between 1983 and 2001); Generation X (1966-1982); Baby Boomers (1947-1965), and Matures (prior to 1947). 

    Researchers found:

    • Social media sites have surpassed television as the most popular source of news for millennials
    • Two-thirds of millennials say they value their time interacting with friends on social media sites as much as their time spent in-person
    • Eighty-five percent of US consumers are currently on social media and 58 percent check their social networks daily

    How could a manager use this information to improve communications with employees?

  • Celebrate Failure

    How did the word "moonshots" remind the people at the moonshot factory to keep their visions big?

    What did the word "factory" remind them?

    What is the secret?

    Why is it a good idea to make it safe to fail?

  • The Science of Character

    We can all live a more meaningful life no matter our circumstances.

    How can you build your strengths - and help others build theirs?

  • Flexible Jobs

    Infographic above is from https://www.flexjobs.com

    Remote work or telecommuting is part of a flexible work environment. Some employers do not allow telecommuting. But, others see it as an enhancement to employee recruitment and retention. Employees can use their time better since they save travel time on commutes. This saves employees time and money on gas and transportation. 

    But, some employees do not want to alone. They miss the office! 

    Take the Telecommuting Self Assessment at http://www.virtualworkswell.com/self-assessment

    Explain if telework is for you.

  • The Evolution of Applying for a Job

    One of the best ways to get a job is through personal contacts and networking. You can network by joining social and professional networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. More employers are seeking candidates through these sites.

    Securing employment is all about networking. People respond to a strong, positive personal brand online. Show your smarts, thoughtfulness, and mastery of the digital environment. Network with people in your industry. Spend time cultivating relationships that will benefit you in the future.

    Why should you join social and professional networking sites?

    Which ones will you join?

  • The Puzzle of Motivation

    Does money motivate you to do a better job? In the TED video above, Daniel Pink questions the, "If I do that, then I'll get paid this," rule. Pay-for-performance (P4P) or (PFP) seems to work for manual labor, but not for creative or innovative work.

    Pink finds that workers are motivated by autonomy, mastery, and purpose. "Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves."

    Why don't most jobs have a clear set of rules, and a single solution?

    Why aren't reward and punishment motivating employees?

    Why is P4P becoming less relevant to today's workforce?

    What is the Results Only Work Environment (the ROWE)?

    How will you use ROWE when you become a manager?

  • Your Learning Style

    What is your learning style?

    Explain the strengths of your learning style.

    How might a manager use this knowledge?

  • Would you sell your work password?

    SailPoint's annual Market Plus Survey, a global survey designed to measure employee attitudes toward protecting corporate digital assets, "found that 1 in 5 respondents would sell their passwords to a third-party organization and a staggering 44% of them would do it for less than $1,000. Even more concerning? Some would sell their corporate credentials for less than $100."

    Key findings from SailPoint’s 2016 Market Pulse Survey include:

    • Poor password hygiene continues to plague enterprises. The majority of respondents (65%) admitted to using a single password among applications, and one-third share passwords with their co-workers.
    • Employees don’t assume responsibility for protecting the integrity of corporate security processes. One in five employees would sell their passwords to an outsider. Of those who would sell their passwords, 44% would do so for less than $1,000. This is up from one in seven who would sell a password a year ago, according to the report.
    • Organizations are struggling to keep up. One in three employees admitted to purchasing a SaaS application without IT’s knowledge (a 55% increase from last year’s report). Alarmingly, more than 40% of respondents reported having access to a variety of corporate accounts after leaving their last job.

    Kevin Cunningham, president and founder of SailPoint, said “This year’s Market Pulse Survey shines a light on the significant disconnect between how employees view their personal information and that of their employer, which could also include personal information of customers. Today’s identity governance solutions can alleviate the challenge of remembering several passwords and automate IT controls and security policies, but it’s imperative that employees understand the implications of how they adhere to those policies. It only takes one entry point out of hundreds of millions in a single enterprise for a hacker to gain access and cause a lot of damage.”

    Why would employees be willing to sell their work passwords?

    Explain how managers can help employees know and understand the importance of policies.