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Struggling to Retain Top Talent? Keep It Simple – Pay Competitively and Offer Great Benefits

  There is a tendency to overthink what it takes to attract and retain top talent. Will team builders help? Casual Fridays? What do people want? Competitive pay and benefits! Perks are great, but no matter what you offer, people count on a living wage and benefits that can make a real difference to their physical and… Read more »

Will COVID-19 Lead to Any Long-Term Changes in Restaurants?

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The situation with Coronavirus/COVID-19 is changing rapidly. The restaurant industry is one of the hardest hit. It’s not hard to understand why. People linger in close quarters in restaurants for extended periods, so it’s not ideal for social distancing. But diners enjoy eating out, and restaurant employees need to work. What Changes is Coronavirus Likely… Read more »

How to Combine Upselling During the Pre-Stay and Check-In Processes

Upselling can take place at any point in the process. Opportunities arise from the moment the reservation is made through check-in and beyond. Front-desk and pre-stay upselling often go hand-in-hand. Ideally, it is a team effort. The pre-stay period is especially ripe for preselling because employees are not faced with a long line of check-ins they… Read more »

How Can You Make Money on the Non-Alcoholic Happy Hour?

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The market for non-alcoholic drinks is growing. Reasons for sobriety are wide-ranging and can include health, religion, addiction recovery or just a commitment to being the designated driver for the evening. If you want to attract non-drinkers to your bar or restaurant, it’s important to give them options. Sure, you can offer soda, water, or… Read more »

What Does Your Country Club Need to Attract the Modern Family as New Members?

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Families have changed throughout the years. Parents are more engaged and likely to prioritize family time. Typically, they no longer leave the kids home while parents go to the club. This can be attributed to the growth of families where both parents work and share more equally the joys and responsibilities of raising their children.… Read more »

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 »