March 25, 2019
The hospitality industry rages a battle against the issue of minimum wage increase, low unemployment and increasing employee turnover. Is there light at the end of the tunnel, 'Hope for a Better Future' for our industry?
The answer is simple.
Use the trend of a 'Gig Economy' to our industries advantage. Provide our employees a financial wellness benefit that provides gamification aspects by improving in the areas of accountability, engagement, dedication and customer service relations.
Utilize opportunity for employees to gain self esteem and teach others what they know and learn on a daily basis, both personally and professionally. Provide them self improvement to become Brand Ambassadors of your brand and reward them a financial wellness benefit possibility without an immediate ceiling. A true livable wage that will bring former employees back to your brand - NOT through a 'forced minimum wage increase'.
As an employee benefit, allow the employees to qualify for the benefit based on tenure with your brand; improve employee retention.
Hope is here. Such a patent pending engagement software as a financial wellness benefit has been launched.
Stephen Shepherd, age 52, a 26 year hospitality veteran and founder of Baller LLC said: "Our product, vision, and mission statement is 'Hope for a Better Future' for the workforce, business leaders, and our industry. As our 'movement' gains momentum the success of the hospitality industry will follow. After all, we are in the people business first and foremost."
Baller - Hope for a Better Future! is a Georgia based company and has been selected for the 2019 Startup Alley at the National Restaurant Association Expo in Chicago. May 18th -21st.