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7 Truths of a Great New Team Member Onboarding Process

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Onboarding new team members is an essential part of any leader’s job, but onboarding processes often miss the mark. So much, in fact, that only 12% of employees believe their companies do a great job onboarding

The key to a great onboarding process is consistency and a continuous focus on evolving your program.  Read on for seven onboarding truths that will improve your new team member process today:

 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

Discovering the Heart of Your FEC: The Importance of "Why"

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

CenterEdge recently had the opportunity to sponsor and attend Foundations Entertainment University in Chicago, where FEC owners, operators and enthusiasts came together to learn, network and make decisions about their businesses. 

Naturally, one topic spoken about throughout was the importance of delivering an exceptional guest experience. Most of us would agree that delivering an unrivaled guest experience is a top priority in the entertainment world … but it’s also easier said than done. Why is that? 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

Eliminate 7 Hidden FEC Costs in Less Than a Month

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Maintaining an efficient family entertainment center or amusement facility is a tough balancing act, but one area that needs constant focus is cost management.

Unfortunately, thousands of dollars may still be slipping through the cracks of your business thanks to hidden costs.

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, Employee Management, Facility Operations

5 Delegation Do’s and Don’ts Every Great Leader Must Know

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Great leaders know that delegation means the difference between workload balance and burnout.

When done correctly, delegating not only benefits the manager but also provides growth and leadership opportunities to team members. However, it’s more complicated than simply telling others what to do.

We put together a few do’s and don’ts to help you refine your ability to delegate as a leader:

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations

Top 10 Phrases Team Members Should Never Say

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The human element is an important component of providing your guests with the best possible experience.

Service interactions can be tough enough to navigate because every guest need and situation is different … and if a team member says the wrong thing, it can be like hitting the nuclear button.

Even the most seasoned team members have trouble saying the right phrases at the right time. But, without a doubt, there are some guest service phrases team members should avoid at all costs.

Read on for our top ten phrases that team members should never use.

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations

7 Ways to Become a More Confident Team Member

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Confidence is a necessary trait that most successful people possess.

However, it’s a tricky one because it requires a delicate balance between confidence and humility. Too little confidence and you lose credibility with others, while too much confidence can cost you others’ support and, ultimately, their respect.

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations

Free Point of Sale System Checklist

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 22, 2019 11:26:54 AM

A POS system should do much, much more than just process transactions.

The right solution can create efficiencies and enhance your FEC in ways you might never have expected—and in more than just one area. Take the test to see if yours is hitting the mark.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Access Control, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Cashless, Online Sales & Ticketing, Food & Beverage

How to Use Data to Make Smart Business Decisions Faster than Ever Before

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 8, 2019 9:46:02 AM

Introducing new CenterEdge Business Intelligence Tool

You’re a busy operator and if you’re like us, you probably spend time wondering if you’re doing all you can to grow your business or operate more efficiently. You’ve heard in seminars all about the importance of being data-driven and making smarter decisions. But what does that even mean in the real world?

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Facility Operations

Liability Waiver Maintenance 101: Giving Your Park’s Waiver Process a Good Spring Cleaning

Posted by Sherry Howell on Apr 17, 2019 10:20:40 AM

Liability waivers are a must for trampoline parks and are becoming more common than ever in family entertainment centers.

New attractions like axe throwing are obvious places for waivers, but it’s also a good idea to use liability waivers in conjunction with VR attractions as well. If you’re considering a new attraction or are just looking to do a little freshening up of your facility’s safety or guest service practices this spring, now’s the time to review your waiver process to see if it’s providing the right experience for your guests and your staff.

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Topics: Employee Management, Integrated Waivers, Facility Operations

Make Your Guest Experience Better and a Build a Great Team at Your Park or FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Mar 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How recognition — when done correctly — can make all the difference.

In the family entertainment industry, most of us firmly believe that we’re in the “day-making” business and that it’s our job to help people build lasting memories and stronger relationships. If you think about it, each memory that we help create isn’t the sum of every little detail of a guest’s time with us, but rather, some high point, feeling or interaction makes a difference to that person. A moment like this becomes a perfect snapshot in someone’s mind.

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Topics: Employee Management