Retention Strategies for School Cafeterias
Since the spring of 2021, the “Great Resignation” has been looming over American industries. School cafeterias have been no stranger to staff shortages. According to a survey by US Foods, more than one-third of American foodservice operators have a hard time filling job openings, and hiring, training, and managing staff is a major stress point (Cobe, 2019). However, there are still plenty of ways to find good employees, and even more ways to keep them.
Every cafeteria team is unique, so each will require their own customized retention strategies to fit their culture. However you do it, just remember that in order for your employees to keep showing up to you, you also have to show up for them. You are all there to lift each other up and better your school nutrition program, and I hope the ideas above help you do so.