Hard rock

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Hard Rock's Human Resource Strategy Everyone—managers and hourly employees alike—who goes to work for Hard Rock Cafe takes Rock 101, an initial 2-day training class. There they receive theirwallet-sized "Hard Rock Values" card which they carry at all times. The Hard Rock value system is to bring a fun, healthy, nurturing environment into the Hard Rock Cafe culture. This initial course and manyother courses help employees develop both personally and professionally. The human resource department plays a critical role in any service organization, but at Hard Rock, with its “experiencestrategy,” the human resource department takes on added importance. Long before Jim Knight, manager of corporate training, begins the class, the human resource strategy of Hard Rock has had an impact. HardRock’s strategic plan includes building a culture that allows for acceptance of substantial diversity and individuality. From a human resource perspective, this has the benefit of enlarging the pool ofapplicants as well as contributing to the Hard Rock culture. Creating a work environment above and beyond a paycheck is a unique challenge. Outstanding pay and benefits are a start, but the key is toprovide an environment that works for the employees. This includes benefits that start for part-timers who work at least 19 hours per week (while others in the industry start at 35 hours per week); aunique respect for individuality; continuing training; and a high level of internal promotions—some 60% of the managers are promoted from hourly employee ranks. The company’s training is veryspecific, with job-oriented interactive CDs covering kitchen, retail, and front-of-the-house service. Outside volunteer work is especially encouraged to foster a bond between the workers, their community andissues of importance to them. Applicants also are screened on their interest in music and their ability to tell a story. Hard Rock builds on a hiring criterion of bright, positive-attitude,...
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