Labor productivity standards in Texas school foodservice operations

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Show simple item record Sherrin, A. Rachelle Bednar, Carolyn Kwon, Junehee 2010-11-17T18:43:20Z 2010-11-17T18:43:20Z 2010-11-17
dc.description.abstract Purpose of this research was to investigate utilization of labor productivity standards and variables that affect productivity in Texas school foodservice operations. A questionnaire was developed, validated, and pilot tested, then mailed to 200 randomly selected Texas school foodservice directors. Descriptive statistics for variables were calculated. MANOVA and Pearson’s Product Moment correlation were used to test relationships between variables affecting labor productivity. The most common labor standard used was meals per labor hour (MPLH); both MPLH and labor cost as a percentage of revenue (%LABOR) were utilized more frequently in larger size districts. Meal equivalent (ME) conversions were most commonly defined as: 2 breakfasts = ME; $2.00 = ME; and 3 or 4 after-school snacks = ME. There was little consistency in use of labor productivity standards and ME conversions in Texas school foodservice operations, which limits their validity for external benchmarking. However, these standards can be used internally to effectively forecast labor needs, aid decisions about productivity, and hold employees accountable for their time. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights © 2000 - 2010 School Nutrition Association, All Rights Reserved en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Labor productivity en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Standards en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Schools en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Foodservice en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Texas en_US
dc.title Labor productivity standards in Texas school foodservice operations en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US 2009 en_US
dc.citation.epage 9 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Child Nutrition and Management en_US
dc.citation.spage 1 en_US
dc.citation.volume 33 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jkwon en_US

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