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Did COVID-19 Reset the Competition Between Hotels and Airbnb?

Since its conception, traditional hotels have struggled to compete with short-term vacation rental platforms like Airbnb. But while COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the hotel industry, it also leveled the playing field in this respect. Travelers are still looking for a unique and personalized experience, but a renewed focus on safety and reliability has given traditional… Read more »

Here comes Generation Z – How to manage your restaurant’s youngest workers

The oldest members of Generation Z are fresh out of college, driven, and ready to make an impact on a business. But they have also already lived through two major economic downturns in their relatively short lives, making them more pragmatic than their Millennial predecessors. Entrepreneurially spirited, they will often have a side hustle, and… Read more »

There is a Right Way (and a wrong way) to Use Skills Assessments When Hiring

Everyone puts their best foot forward in an interview. They will usually research the company and the role, prepare thoughtful answers to common interview questions, and show off their most impressive achievements. Of course, face-to-face interviews are essential in the hiring process, especially for many hospitality roles. But what else can hiring managers do to… Read more »

Don’t Let “Culture Fit” Get in the Way of Hiring Strong Candidates: Focus on These 5 Factors Instead

Consider this scenario: A candidate has all the necessary experience required for a role. Their first interview was very casual but went well. However, they were eventually turned down because a single hiring manager deemed that they “aren’t a good culture fit”. Do you see a problem here? Of course, companies should hire candidates they… Read more »

The Hospitality Industry’s Next Challenge: Convincing Talent to Return

It is no secret that COVID-19 hit the hospitality companies the hardest of any industry. And as waves of hospitality workers filed for unemployment, other industries have seen an opportunity. Leigh Ann Teubert, Managing Partner at Horizon Hospitality, noted that companies involved in property management, distribution, and even healthcare “are using this time to try… Read more »

Top HR Challenges in the Hospitality Industry

[Scott Samuels, CEO of Horizon Hospitality sits down with SHRM to talk about the biggest HR challenges facing the hospitality industry at the moment] “…Another enduring problem is the lack of diversity at higher levels of the industry. The industry’s hourly workforce is diverse, but that’s not the case for management. As a reckoning over… Read more »