Cut Labor Cost in One Easy Step

 In 1. David Scott Peters, Labor, SMART Systems, Video Blog

If you want to cut labor cost, there is one place you can look right now. Check your employees’ pay rates in your POS system. When was the last time you did that? Never? Watch this video or read below to learn what I’m talking about and why it’s important if you want to cut labor cost.

Time equals money!

Want to cut labor cost? Look to your time clock. It’s a prime area where restaurant owners get robbed on labor cost. Theft happens at the time clock whenever you are not looking!

You must, and I mean MUST, audit your timekeeping in your restaurant point of sale (POS) system.

This means checking and adjusting employee information in your POS to match what you currently pay each employee and make sure they are assigned to the right job codes.

For example, you might have hired a cook at $10 an hour two years ago who currently makes $11.25. Your payroll company knows that, but your POS probably still shows the cook at $10. You also have employees that work multiple positions, such as a server at $5 an hour and a server trainer at $8 an hour.

You need to make sure this is accurate and have the employee punch in and out in the correct job codes for budgeting to work. This audit will cut labor cost.

Employees can easily steal from you by the hour and it adds up. If you want to make sure your money is safe, stop getting robbed at the time clock, pay attention to what people are supposed to be punching in at.

Control it today and cut labor cost today.

If you would like to learn more systems to cut labor cost, read our free special report, Breaking Away from the Insanity: How to easily take control of your restaurant and make more money. Download it here. Be sure to visit our YouTube channel for more helpful restaurant management video tips. 

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