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6 Ways to Handle Employee Burnout

Remember that feeling of starting a new job? Trying to impress the boss by getting to work on time, showing off all your skills and waiting in line for that pat on the back?
When was the last time your staff acted that way? If it’s been a while, they may be experiencing employee burnout. But it’s not too late to turn things around.
Paul Diaz, a former restaurant manager, small business owner, and a writer for Money Crashers, shares his 6 tips for handling employee burnout with The Pizza Insider below.
1. Communicate Effectively and Often. You won’t know whether or not one of your team members is burned out without effective and regular communication. Don’t wait for a performance review to see if there are issues; reach out to your team daily, or at least weekly. Take 15 minutes out of your schedule a few times per week and sit down with one or two staffers. Ask them how they’re holding up and what you can do to help them. This small time commitment can lead to long-term benefits.
2. Add Responsibilities. Got fry cooks who’ve had it with whipping up the same French fries and calamari every night? Give them other responsibilities. If they’re well organized, they might be able to take on a nightly produce order or help with scheduling. Any time you can give a staff member more to do, you combat potential burnout and make your job easier at the same time.
3. Cross-Train. If your grill people can’t stand scrubbing off the grill and cleaning the hoods every night, consider cross-training them in another area. They might do well on the appetizer station or one of your sauté stations. Restaurant workers tend to be …read more

Source:: The Pizza Insider