Belonging to something is a meaningful behavioral driver, particularly for entry level foodservice workers. The Team Rally Pledge of Professionalism harnesses this motivational power by the individual professional participating in a group pledge, read aloud in their native tongue, signed together and posted in a highly visible location. As new employees are signed on, the manager/trainer can repeat this exercise with a minimum of three people. (If training one, recruit two of your best leaders from the staff as co-trainers and “witnesses”.)
Foodservice workers must be good handwashers from Day One. This priority and personal accountability can be achieved quickly by:
- Showing the Handwashing For Life video, The Why, The When & The How followed by
- Executing the ProGrade training instrument and
- Closing with adding their name/s to the Pledge.
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