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Job Growth Is Rising. Hospitality Unemployment Is Decreasing. What’s the Answer?

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The hospitality industry is booming, creating more jobs, but many of those jobs go unfilled. How can you compete for the best hospitality managers in such a tight talent market? Are there creative recruiting strategies you can employ to identify and attract top hospitality candidates? Let’s look at what we’re dealing with. How bad is… Read more »

Self-Driving Cars for Delivery – Is Your Restaurant Ready?

Self-driving cars are not yet widespread, but testing is ongoing. Common wisdom is that delivery of packages and food will ramp up much faster than actual human transport will. Ford, Toyota and several other manufacturers are running pilot programs. There has been some bugginess, but it truly is the way of the future, so it’s… Read more »

Can Artificial Intelligence in Resume Screening Solve the Job Candidate Quality Challenge?

The problem in the hospitality industry is not that there are not enough candidates. It’s that there aren’t enough quality candidates. Narrowing the field from dozens or hundreds of candidates to a select few that are qualified enough to interview can take a lot of person-hours. Can AI do some of the heavy lifting for… Read more »

All Hospitality Companies Are Fighting for the Same Candidates. How Can You Shorten Your Time-to-Hire?

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In today’s economy, there are more jobs than there are solid candidates. Nowhere is this pinch felt more sharply than in the hospitality industry. Typically, in the first quarter on 2018, hospitality and leisure jobs remained open for 21 business days before being filled, a 7 percent increase over the same quarter in 2017. With… Read more »

What Is the Ideal Table Turnover Time to Increase Total Revenue and Tips? How Can You Achieve It?

You want diners to relax and enjoy their experience in your restaurant. If they feel at home, they are more likely to become repeat customers. The longer they linger, the more likely they will order dessert, more drinks, or coffee, all of which are high-margin items. Increasing check totals can boost revenue and tip amounts,… Read more »

GDPR Starts at the End of May – Are You Ready?

Do you know what GDPR is, and how it could impact your hospitality business? Here’s an overview of what you need to know. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law passed by the European Union (EU) regarding the management of the personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to citizens of its member countries. This… Read more »

Robotic Butlers and Other Hospitality Trends to Get Excited About

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Just when you think you’ve seen everything in hospitality technology, along come additional innovations in the form of robotics, virtual reality and smart technology. What shows promise for your business and what should you keep an eye on? Will being an early adopter help you to remain ahead of the competition? Consider these innovations: Robotic… Read more »