Wartime Hiring: 5 Steps to Attract Top Talent

Written by Mike Nacke

A recent report, titled "The War for Talent" stated that overrepparttar next 20 years, employee talent will be what differentiates successful companies from those going bust. The late 90’s gave us a glimpse ofrepparttar 147633 talent war, but was nothing compared to what’s ahead. Here are five ways to bulletproof your company beforerepparttar 147634 battle begins.

Practice What You Preach

Recent studies of America’s largest companies show that a strong reputation for moral and ethical conduct performed better financially in terms of their returns on investment and equity, and their sales and profit growth. How do you begin applying this in your company? At PrideStaff, every time an employee is hired,repparttar 147635 owner takes them into his office and goes overrepparttar 147636 10 standards of ethical conduct thatrepparttar 147637 company was founded on. We also review these standards several times a year to encourage their daily application inrepparttar 147638 company.

Why is it so important to employees that they work for a company with strong ethics and values? Because your personal identity is strongly tied to your corporation. People often make assumptions about others based upon where they work. I know it sounds shallow, but what’srepparttar 147639 first question you’re often asked after meeting someone? “So…what do you do?” Employees want to be proud when they answer that question. Make Every Employee a Cheerleader

Employees arerepparttar 147640 first direct contact between a corporation and its customers. They are alsorepparttar 147641 single most important source of word-of-mouth advertising that attracts other talented employees.

So how do you start making cheerleaders? You can start by buying everyone pom-poms. I’m not kidding! You need to make your company a fun place to work, a place that encourages employees to build relationships. An employee is much more likely to look forward to coming to work if they have a best friend there. I recommend you check outrepparttar 147642 motivational program called FISH!, based onrepparttar 147643 world famous Pike Place fish market in Seattle. It provides a step by step guide to building an amazing corporate culture.

Create and Convey a Strong Corporate Vision

Ultimately, your vision tells your employees andrepparttar 147644 rest ofrepparttar 147645 world what you do and why you’re doing it. But just hanging up a poster with your corporate vision isn’t enough to build your brand as an employer of choice. Your vision should weave through every employee interaction. From your newsletter to your new hire orientation, your vision should serve as a constant reminder of where you’re going and providerepparttar 147646 motivation to get you there.

Pizza Talk, Tips for Pizza Operators: Web Orders Upsell

Written by Rudy Vener

One ofrepparttar most attractive features of online or web ordering is that it upsells for you. LaRosa's Pizza in Cincinnati, Ohio states that their average online orders are $1.25 more than their phoned counterparts. Inrepparttar 147581 May/June 2005 issue of Pizza Marketing Quarterly, Two Guys Pizza of Moreno Valley, California, said their online orders averaged over $8.00 more per order. Why are online orders significantly larger than phoned orders? There are probably several reasons for this. The online ordering process itself is far more leisurely. Online customers have no pressure to finish their order quickly. They can browserepparttar 147582 online menu and make selections at their own pace. This alone could ensurerepparttar 147583 customers do a more thorough job of placing orders. Butrepparttar 147584 online menu itself makes a contribution by reminding each customer to include beverages, appetizers and extras. A properly designed online menu will always display allrepparttar 147585 menu areas on screen. So when a customer is choosing an entree or pizza, there is a button or link somewhere onrepparttar 147586 screen reminding him to include a beverage, an order of breadsticks or

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