With staff turnover in US restaurants at around 75%, retaining talent is a huge issue for many restaurants, with hiring and training costs adding to existing financial pressures. Finding ways to retain good staff makes good business sense. With single parents representing a large volume of restaurant workers, juggling child care with restaurant shifts has long been a struggle for many. Aiming to address the problem, a New York restaurant has partnered with a nursery to provide and pay for child care for its staff. Offering flexible childcare from 7am untl 2am, by partnering with the restaurant staff are given an affordable solution that actually saves the restarant money. Hopefully this model will encourage other restaurants to look into new ways of helping their staff rather than throwing parents into a child care wilderness.
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