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4 Restaurant Employee Engagement Ideas to Build a Staff That Cares

It’s no secret the restaurant industry’s high turnover rates are directly related to low workforce engagement.

Boosting restaurant employee engagement can be notoriously challenging—but it’s never impossible! In an industry that employs nearly 15 million workers, restaurants have a lot to gain with a good employee engagement strategy. Here’s how to boost your workforce engagement (and profits) with these restaurant employee engagement ideas.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing, Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

The Science Behind Barrel-Aged Beer is Brewing Magic

Barrel-aged beer. Is there any other combination of words better than this?

For many beer lovers, the answer is a definitive NO! Today, we’re breaking down the science behind beer aged in barrels and how barrel-aged beer is the (near) magical result of a scientific process we still don’t fully understand. From brewers to beer lovers (especially craft), barrel aged beer is something special. It’s become relatively common to see breweries offering limited-release barrel aged editions of their brews, be it flagship, one-off, or collaborative.

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Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

3 Amazing Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors

Art therapy programs for seniors elevate the quality of care provided at any retirement or independent living facility.

Art therapy for seniors offers different health and social benefits for those coping with memory ailments or other cognitive disorders. According to Today’s Geriatric Medicine, in-depth neurological research confirms all assumptions that specialized art therapy programs (including painting, theater, music, pottery, dance, and poetry to name a few) do, in fact, improve the quality of life for retired seniors. Art therapy for seniors continues to increase in popularity among facilities situated in the elderly living industry. Now’s the time to update your services to better fit the everchanging needs of your elder residents!

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Hotels & Hospitality

How to Avoid Hotel Data Breaches: 5 Tips to Protect Your Customers

Hotel data breaches put both your hotel business and guests at risk.

Did you know the hospitality business is considered the most at-risk industry for data privacy concerns? The unfortunate reality is hotel data breaches and hacks are a huge worry for travelers today. Hoteliers must step up to protect their guests to ensure any and all sensitive information stays secure. From educating yourself to training employees and investing in an insurance plan as a backup plan, there are many impactful ways to safeguard your hotel data system today.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing

3 Reasons Breweries Fail (And How to Manage Brewery Startup Cost So Yours Doesn’t)

When deciding to start your own beer business, efficiently managing brewery startup costs is essential to success.

According to Craft Brewery Finance, the number one reason breweries fail is a lack of funds. From equipment to building expenses, permits and insurance fees, the all-in brewery startup cost for your new craft beer establishment adds up quickly. Understanding best practices for managing these finances is key to operating a thriving, popular, and most importantly, stable operation customers will happily want to return to. Check out these three reasons breweries fail to make sure yours doesn’t.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

Food Plant Sanitation Best Practices: Keep Your Customers Safe

If you’re running a food production facility, you know how vital food plant sanitation is to both your clients and your own company’s success.

You already know how bad the cost of contamination can be: recalls, lost money, time, and incalculable damage to your reputation. Review your food plant sanitation standards and continue to keep your customers (and business) safe.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing

What’s More American Than American-Style Lager?

For many beer drinkers, American-Style lager either means a delicious, all-American gold, or a craft beer snob’s beer you love to hate.

Whatever your opinion of American-Style lager beer, brewing a lager beer is a much different story than drinking one. American-style lager—a beer both fiercely loved and lamented by those who love-to-hate. All beer is either an ale or a lager, and lagers are, in fact, more challenging to brew than their ale counterparts. Considering the additional skill, time, and effort needed to brew a solid lager beer, why is there so much drama surrounding the American-style lager in particular?

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