Compensation from tips has long constituted the bulk of pay for dining room and bar staff in the food and beverage industry. Through the years, movements have sought to change this circumstance, characterizing gratuities as undemocratic or even demeaning. In recent years, a few restaurants have implemented a mandatory service charge or eliminated tips altogether, choosing instead to pay their service employees a flat rate.
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For the past decade, the number of students taking online courses has steadily climbed, currently outpacing enrollment in traditional higher education environments. Rather than taking the traditional educational route of attending a four-year university on campus, these pioneering students forged their own paths and found success online.
If you are considering a graduate degree, you probably have many questions about the value of obtaining an advanced degree. Depending on your career goals, it can give you employment opportunities that simply aren't available to you at your current level of education. While you will have to factor in the cost of the degree and the length of time it will take to complete it, time spent in graduate school is seldom wasted.
If you have not heard about the E. coli (Escherichia coli) outbreak in the states of Oregon and Washington in Fall 2015, then you might want to take a quick break and check what the news reported … this could be a game changer, not only for Chipotle — the Mexican restaurant chain connected to the most recent illnesses — but also for the restaurant industry as a whole.
So, you already have a full-time job, but you've reached a point in your career where you've decided it's time to head back to school and pursue a graduate degree. You know that in doing so you'll open yourself up to greater career opportunities and enjoy better job security. At the same time, you can't exactly afford to quit your job and focus on school full time. Instead, you're going to have to learn how to balance your career with your coursework. It's a challenge, sure, but with the right plan in place, you can make it happen. Here’s how.
To be successful, companies should always be looking to the future and creating a plan for tomorrow. You may think that the planning is restrained to corner offices and the upper echelon of management. Actually, human resources has an important role to play. In fact, they can affect every phase of the management planning system’s important processes from setting strategic and tactical plans to people development to operational processes. Here’s how HR professionals can use their prowess at planning to positively impact the organization.
Leadership positions in nonprofit organizations can take many shapes. It’s not uncommon for heads of third-sector organizations to also be employed full-time elsewhere. In fact, many students enrolled in master’s or MBA degree programs are also career professionals and nonprofit leaders, gaining real-world experience of the field and the know-how to guide their organization to success.