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April 2012

Oh, How Things Have Changed

Since I joined the workforce more than 30 years ago, the human resources function has grown in ways that few could ever have imagined. Seeking my first job was all about scouring the help-wanted ads in the local newspaper and hoping to get called in for an interview.

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National Restaurant Association

Show Of Shows: NRA 2012

Every May, horse lovers find their way to Louisville for The Kentucky Derby while restaurateurs have a different destination in mind—the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

Everyone Can Squeeze In

With only six weeks left before the April 1, 2011, grand opening of the third location of Squeeze In (South Reno, Nevada) the operators of this nascent restaurant realized they were short of cash.Knowing their other two breakfast and lunch restaurants were successful and expecting the third to be popular, they set out to raise the money they needed.

Being A Franchisee

Mike ScanlonAfter nearly a quarter century as a successful casual-restaurant franchisee, Mike Scanlon still finds the business exciting.And challenging.“There are a lot of casual restaurants out here, and each one is trying to be relevant and stand out in the crowd,” says Scanlon, 57, president and chief executive of Thomas & King, one of Applebee’s biggest franchise operators.