Description: Restaurant employees have long been used to working without employer sponsored health benefit plans. But in this time of staff shortages, restaurateurs, such as Calgary’s Antonio Migliarese, are seeing health and dental benefits as way to attract and retain a quality staffers. As line cook Maddy Vine states, in “an industry that’s all about taking care of other people, it doesn’t make sense to not take care of your employees.” For an industry short of thousands of workers, it will be interesting to see how this strategy unfolds.
Date: October 28, 2022
1) Have you ever worked in a restaurant? Did you have health and dental benefits?
2) What other strategies might the restaurant industry use to attract employees?
3) Page 1-2 of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making introduces us to George Melville of Boston Pizza International. Do you think it would be easier to introduce health benefits at a large restaurant chain like this, or at a smaller locally-owned restaurant?