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Case Study: Give Workers a Path to a Long-term Career

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How can an industry effectively recruit and retain young workers, turning what might seem like a short-term job into a lifelong career? That was the question leaders at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) challenged themselves to answer in 2018.

As described in the ASAE Research Foundation report Impact Every Day: The Vital Role of Associations in Society, NRAEF undertook research to understand young workers in the restaurant industry, what they thought of restaurant work and what they wanted from their future careers. In a survey of Millennial and Gen Z workers, 70 percent of respondents said that the restaurant industry is a good place to get a first job, but fewer than half thought it provided good long-term career options.

But NRAEF also found that young workers’ career goals were aligned with what the restaurant industry offers. Respondents consistently wanted a fun work environment and job flexibility, and more than one-third expressed an interest in being a small-business owner or operator.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

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