Working in a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, or any place that serves food & drink is a fast-paced, always-on career. You're constantly required to think on your feet, making quick and informed decisions to keep your business running smoothly. On the 7shifts blog and social media, we seek to provide actionable and informative content to help restaurant people learn about every corner of the industry. But we also recognize that many managers are often thrust into these positions with little to no formal training. And there's a desire for that kind of training: According to data from 7shifts' 2020 State of Restaurant Labor Management report, 50% of hospitality professionals want more training and professional development opportunities in order to stay engaged and working in the hospitality industry.
So we wanted to create a program that restaurant professionals can go to learn how to run great restaurants.
And we're excited to announce the launch of 7shifts Academy!
"7shifts is singularly focused on helping restaurants streamline operations with our team management platform that gives them everything they need to better manage their business. By providing world-class training & education for restaurant professionals we are adding to the value we provide to restaurants everywhere, and ultimately hope to provide the resources and training restaurant professionals need so they see hospitality as part of their long-term career paths."
- Jordan Boesch
7shifts founder and CEO
Our team built this program to provide restaurant workers, owners, and operators with structured courses that will help expand their knowledge and grow their careers and businesses.
And the best part? It is available absolutely free, no strings attached.
We are excited to offer four brand-new courses to work through at launch. They each cover important topics for restaurants and feature a variety of lessons that are catered to every learning style, with video walkthroughs, blog articles, case studies, podcast episodes, and downloadable tools.
Here's a small snapshot of our courses available at launch:
Success starts with a great schedule. This course highlights scheduling best practices with tools and technology. It also provides case studies and video lessons on the most common scheduling mistakes in restaurants, and how managers can avoid them. With the tactics and know-how presented in this course, you'll be on your way to scheduling more efficiently and accurately, saving time and money in your restaurant.
A restaurant manager wears many, many hats. Through video and audio lessons, blog posts and real-life case studies, current and prospective managers will get the low-down on digital management tools, navigating common pitfalls, and facilitating an effective and efficient work environment.
Hiring & Training
Great people make great teams. Learn how to hire the right people for your team and how to train them up effectively with lessons on creating manuals, interviewing candidates, and evaluating employee performance.
Get your restaurant noticed! Learn how to get in front of customers and get them in your seats with lessons on creating a marketing plan, website creation, Instagram best practices, and how to get your restaurant listed.
We also have a number of courses in development, covering topics like cost controls and more. As the industry evolves, as will the material in the courses, and we continue to keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry as we create new courses, to share knowledge where it's needed most.
7shifts Academy courses are available on-demand. Enroll and begin courses any time that works best for you and your busy restaurant schedule. The best part? 7shifts Academy courses are available absolutely free.