It doesn't matter which side of the aisle you fall on, things are tense politically these days. Whether your organization embraces the political banter or bans it, it's true that strong opinions on many issues are leaking into the workplace, regardless. So, imagine this scene: You've met up with … [Read more...] about Keeping Politics Out of Your Restaurant
Restaurant owners get into the industry because they are passionate about fulfilling their dream of delivering great customer experience with great food. However, many owners are forced to wear several hats just to keep that dream alive. In most cases, their main strengths are put on the back burner … [Read more...] about 10 HR Issues That Are Keeping Your Restaurant From Reaching Its Full Potential
Dear StratEx HR, It has recently come to my attention that one of our servers called in sick for her shift on Saturday. As you know, Saturdays are one of our restaurant’s busiest days. This employee claimed that she was sick; however, another server saw her out partying at brunch via her Snapchat … [Read more...] about Ask StratEx HR: What to Do When An Employee Lies About Being “Out Sick”
Phishing Alert: The BBB and FLSA? We were recently contacted by one of our clients because they had received a confusing email from the Better Business Bureau. Specifically, the email came from the "Better Business Bureau Compliance Department", and it stated that our client had received an … [Read more...] about BBB Scam: Don’t click that link
Starting January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program (PFL) will be a mandatory benefit offered to most New Yorkers. The benefit will supply paid-leave for workers to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition, or to provide some relief to families … [Read more...] about NY Employers: Prepare for Paid Family Leave
Recently, Illinois announced a large increase in both personal and corporate income tax rates as part of passing their first budget in two years. This will take effect immediately and affect all Illinois employers. To address the most pressing topics we have heard from clients and employees so … [Read more...] about The 2017 Illinois Tax Increase – How It Impacts You
Drinking at the office isn’t just for Don Draper anymore. More and more organizations are starting to implement practices that allow for drinking at the office, including office happy hours and kegs on tap. Check out this recent submission to Ask a StratExpert, which dips into this intoxicating … [Read more...] about Ask StratEx HR: Drinking at the Office – A Recipe for Disaster?
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice that combines meditation, focused breathing, and mindful movement. While the concept of yoga is nothing new, there has been a recent shift towards incorporating these principles in the workplace through office yoga. We were thrilled to launch our own office yoga … [Read more...] about Why Your Workplace Needs Yoga