The Nation's Restaurant News posted an article covering our
latest People Report Workforce index, our barometer of market
pressures on restaurant employment. The index dipped in its
fourth-quarter report and continued to indicate restaurant
operators are seeing challenges for recruitment and retention.
Looking at third-quarter staffing levels and expectations for
the rest of the year, surveyed operators showed turnover was
relatively flat, but that expectations for job vacancies and
recruiting difficulty increased.
The overall People Report Workforce Index reading for what
restaurants expect in the fourth quarter, based on surveys of
restaurant human resources departments and recruiters, stood at
59.8. The Workforce Index measures from a baseline value of 50,
with results over that level indicating increased pressures on the
five components: employment levels, recruiting difficulty,
vacancies, employment expectations and turnover.
Read Ron Ruggless' article from the
National Restaurant News website.