The Opus Digest

A blog with nonstop tips and insights on training, the food industry, and tech for hourly employees

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Innovations in Restaurant Employee Training

Innovations in Restaurant Employee Training

Rachael Nemeth, CEO of Opus, hosted an intimate chat with John Isbell, Kelly McCutcheon, and Frank Palmieri, leaders in hospitality training. They talked about what's working (and not) in the restaurant employee L&D space.

Industry Digest: Week 14

Industry Digest: Week 14

50% of employees plan to look for a new job this year, the history of the dining table, operators discuss the customer data revolution, workplace harassment laws are incomplete, and re-skilling your workforce is the key to success

Industry Digest: Week 13

Industry Digest: Week 13

Contactless condiments, how interrupting during meetings can support inclusivity, 75% of HR professionals perform duties beyond their role, Chipotle invests in autonomous delivery, and why companies are vaccinating employees at work.

WTF Is A Frontline Tech Stack?

WTF Is A Frontline Tech Stack?

Highlights from our Fireside Chat πŸ”₯ with Rachael Nemeth (CEO, Opus), Pete Ginsberg (CEO, Onaroll), and Michael Jacober (CEO, Blanket) on the pressing need for "frontline-first" technology.

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 22, 2021

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 22, 2021

Free COVID guide for restaurants (link updated weekly)

The Ultimate Guide To ESL for Frontline Workers

The Ultimate Guide To ESL for Frontline Workers

Is ESL politically correct? Is ESL just for Spanish-speakers? The only ESL FAQ you'll ever need for your restaurant.

Why Recruiting Platforms Don't Attract Shift Workers

Why Recruiting Platforms Don't Attract Shift Workers

On average, restaurants retain hourly employees for less than 2 months, managers for 4 months. Here are 5 hiring platforms designed for the restaurant industry and shift workers.

Opus Industry Digest: Week 11

Opus Industry Digest: Week 11

61% of job applications were completed over mobile in 2020, virtual meetings are a win for introverts, the new relief bill targets small operators, and meat producers ride the meatless wave

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 15, 2021

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 15, 2021

Free COVID guide for restaurants (link updated weekly)

Opus Industry Digest: March 9, 2021

Opus Industry Digest: March 9, 2021

7 good reads about the food industry, curated for CEOs and people leaders in the industry

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 8, 2021

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 8, 2021

Free COVID guide for restaurants (link updated weekly)

Opus Industry Digest: March 3, 2021

Opus Industry Digest: March 3, 2021

7 good reads about the food industry, curated for CEOs and people leaders in the industry

How is the role of restaurant CPO changing?

How is the role of restaurant CPO changing?

Highlights from our Fireside Chat πŸ”₯ with CPOs from Ruth's Chris, Smokey Bones, and Paris Baguette on the evolved role of Restaurant CPO.

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 1, 2021

Free, weekly COVID Guide for Restaurants: March 1, 2021

Free COVID guide for restaurants (link updated weekly)

The COVID variant and Its Impact on Workplace Health and Safety

The COVID variant and Its Impact on Workplace Health and Safety

Variants of the COVID-19 virus have been identified. Scientists are working to learn more about them - how easily they spreads, if they cause more severe symptoms, and if current COVID vaccines will protect employees.

Spanish Language Tips for Managers

Spanish Language Tips for Managers

30% of words in Spanish have a "twin" in the English language. Here's why those words are essential to know if you're learning Spanish.

Free COVID Guide for Restaurants

Free COVID Guide for Restaurants

Free COVID guide for restaurants (link updated weekly)

The Future of Hygiene Training

The Future of Hygiene Training

Christine Schindler, Co-founder of Pathspot, sits down with our CEO, Rachael Nemeth, for a fireside chat

New Course: Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

New Course: Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

A course for managers. Develop cultural competence. Communicate better with the diverse employees in your restaurant.

2021 Sexual Harassment Training in Your State

2021 Sexual Harassment Training in Your State

Anti-harassment training guidelines and resources for all 50 states

Who Can Train Your Team in Sexual Harassment?

Who Can Train Your Team in Sexual Harassment?

All the requirements for an anti-harassment training instructor

Washington D.C. Sexual Harassment Training Requirement for Tipped Employees

Washington D.C. Sexual Harassment Training Requirement for Tipped Employees

How the U.S. capital defines training and what's expected of employers

Rhode Island Sexual Harassment Training Recommendations for Restaurants

Rhode Island Sexual Harassment Training Recommendations for Restaurants

How the Ocean State defines training and what's expected of employers

New York Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

New York Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

How the Empire State defines training and what's expected of employers

Maine Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

Maine Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

How the Pine Tree State defines training and what's expected of employers

Massachusetts Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

Massachusetts Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

How the Bay State defines training and what's expected of employers

Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

How the Prairie State defines training and what's expected of employers

Delaware Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

Delaware Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

How the Diamond State defines training and what's expected of employers

Connecticut Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

Connecticut Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

How the Constitution State defines training and what's expected of employers

California Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

California Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

How the Golden State defines training and what's expected of employers

Problems on the Frontline

Problems on the Frontline

What you didn't know about technology and the frontline workforce

3 Ways to Digitize Your Restaurant Training

3 Ways to Digitize Your Restaurant Training

You're already training your workforce. Do it while saving money and delivering knowledge consistently.

2021 Online Events for People Leaders

2021 Online Events for People Leaders

A list of Q1 webinars and conferences for people leaders in the food industry

DE&I Training In Restaurants: 2021 Predictions

DE&I Training In Restaurants: 2021 Predictions

Hear from DE&I executives at Compass Group and experts in the field.

7 HR Podcasts You Should Listen To

7 HR Podcasts You Should Listen To

Stay curious, learn from other leaders, and innovate. Our favorite podcasts for Human Resources professionals.

Making Sexual Harassment Training Accessible

Making Sexual Harassment Training Accessible

Highlight from a fireside chat with law firms Gunderson Dettmer and Littler Mendelson

How to Calculate Training Labor

How to Calculate Training Labor

The largest portion of training costs come from operating expenses. Do you know what those cost centers are?

Communicating Mask Safety In Spanish

Communicating Mask Safety In Spanish

5 phrases to communicate mask safety to your Spanish-speaking team members

What is a ghost kitchen anyway?

What is a ghost kitchen anyway?

We put together a list of ghost kitchen concepts that are leading the future of food service.

3 Ways To Get Your Team To Respond

3 Ways To Get Your Team To Respond

How to engage your team if they don't speak English as first language

Spanish Training For Managers

Spanish Training For Managers

New course announcement! πŸŽ‰ Learn how our newest course helps your team find common ground.

COVID Training Critical For Reopening

COVID Training Critical For Reopening

We researched COVID work requirements in all 50 states. Here's what we found.

Commonly Mistaken Words In English

Commonly Mistaken Words In English

Minimal pairs, false cognates, and other confusing concepts!

5 Ways Your Employees Are Already Mobile

5 Ways Your Employees Are Already Mobile

The mobile-first movement has taken hold of the workplace.

ESL Tips: How To Be Better Understood

ESL Tips: How To Be Better Understood

How to slow down your speech, plus 2 more tips.

ESL Tips: How To Meet Your Team Halfway

ESL Tips: How To Meet Your Team Halfway

How to ask questions to be understood, and more.

3 Ways Businesses Are Evolving

3 Ways Businesses Are Evolving

The new era of work, which was once believed to be years away, is here.

Accelerating Toward The New Era Of Work

Accelerating Toward The New Era Of Work

We're excited to share that we have closed our $2 Million seed round, led by NextView Ventures and Bling Capital.

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