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The Counteroffer – Why Accepting One Doesn’t Help You Long Term

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To accept the counteroffer or to not accept the counteroffer, that is the question. You’ve gone through a tough job search and come back with an exciting offer. Upon going back to your current employer, you mention the offer.   It could be a few minutes later. It could be a few hours later. It could be the next day. Your current manager… Read more »

Drive Direct Bookings to Your Hotel Website with These Effective Tips

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Bargain travelers love Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), but hoteliers and even seasoned travelers frequently don’t. They give travelers little control over their experience. Hotel executives hate the high commissions they must pay and their inability to market based on service and amenities rather than just on price. This change is particularly challenging for boutique hotels… Read more »

Hotel Employee Job Satisfaction: 3 Steps to Make Hotel Staff Happy

[Scott Samuels is quoted in a recent article from Big Mouth Survey] “…Scott Samuels, the CEO of Horizon Hospitality stresses the importance of respect and empowerment. He recommends asking the following questions to learn more about hotel employee job satisfaction. Does senior leadership treat employees with the respect they deserve? Does senior leadership empower (hourly)… Read more »

Fewer Teenagers Are Entering the Workforce – How Can Your Restaurant Adapt?

According to a study by The Brookings Institution, “The teen labor force participation rate reached an all-time peak in 1979 (57.9 percent) and gradually declined until about 2000 when it then dropped precipitously to a 2010–18 plateau of about 35 percent.” Why is that the case and what can you do about it? More is Expected… Read more »

How to Find the Passive Candidates You Need in Hospitality

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Passive candidates are some of the strongest you’ll find in the hospitality industry. They are already working successfully for one of your competitors or in a related industry. It’s up to you to encourage them to join your organization by persuading them that your opportunity represents an upgrade to their career or lifestyle. But first,… Read more »