You’re probably not surprised to hear that the anemic economy has undermined morale in the restaurant workplace. As a result, you should realize, a quarter of your workers are likely to bolt when the economy does pick up speed.
According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com, more than a third (37 percent) of hospitality workers report challenges staying motivated, and 26 percent feel no loyalty toward their current employer. A number of factors may be contributing to that negativity: higher than average stress at work (cited by 36 percent), a heavier workload (34 percent) and a poor work/life balance.
About a third of hospitality workers also said they sensed departmental favoritism at work. Signs of perceived preferential treatment included higher salaries, more scheduling flexibility, more recognition from senior leaders and greater career advancement opportunities.