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Succession Planning – Identifying New Leaders for Your Hospitality Organization

The boomers are retiring. This is not news, of course, but their mass exodus from the workforce does create a potential problem for many organizations – namely, identifying new leaders to fill the boomers’ shoes.  In addition to closing the talent gap this generation will leave, other reasons to proactively develop new leaders include: Keeping… Read more »

Ways Recruitment Services Can Save Hospitality Employers Time and Money

The time and costs associated with recruiting, screening, interviewing, evaluating and hiring employees are significant.  So why do it on your own?  A recruitment services firm can provide quick and cost-effective access to the talented professionals you need: Position Specification and Search Strategy Development. Before starting a search, a professional recruitment firm will help you precisely define what type of individual… Read more »

Interview Tips for Hospitality Industry Professionals

Congratulations – you’ve been invited in for an interview with a leading hospitality employer.  This opportunity really has potential, and you want to nail the interview. Now what? Review this list of tips to make sure you have all your bases covered: Revisit your résumé. Make sure you know dates of employment, responsibilities, professional accomplishments,… Read more »

Hospitality 2011 Big Picture: How Will the Recovery Impact the Hotel Industry?

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel this year for the hotel industry? According to Adam Sacks, Managing Director of Tourism Economics (part of Oxford Economics), the worldwide economic fundamentals will improve in 2011, but growth will not be spectacular.  Here are a few of the observations and key predictions from The Hotel… Read more »

Horizon Hospitality – A Full Range of Recruiting Capabilities for Restaurants, Private Clubs, Hotels and Resorts

As a former hospitality industry executive, I know that selecting the best firm for your specific search is never easy.  But whether your recruiting needs are immediate, specific or just plain difficult-to-fill, Horizon Hospitality is the best choice for your company. With a vast database of top-tier hospitality industry professionals, we have the capabilities to recruit… Read more »

EEOC Files Suit Against Employer Requiring Credit Checks

EEOC Files Suit Against Employer Requiring Credit Checks We recently learned that the EEOC has filed suit against an employer which allegedly rejected job applicants based on their credit history, with a “significant disparate impact” upon African Americans. According to the New York Times, “sending a sharp warning to employers nationwide, the Equal Employment Opportunity… Read more »

Beyond the Résumé: Out-of-the-Box Job Search Tactics for Hospitality Professionals

These days, I’m seeing more and more news stories about the lengths people are going to in order to get hired.  Here are just a few: Walking the city streets while wearing a sandwich board that lists your professional credentials; Renting billboard space to promote yourself; “Selling” yourself on eBay. While these extreme job search… Read more »

“Tell Me About Yourself”: Leverage the Power of this Critical Interview Question

If you’ve ever been on an interview, you’ve probably heard this one: “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” Sounds innocuous enough, but in reality this is an extremely important question.  Interviewers ask it for a number of reasons: to get a sense of what you feel is most important about yourself; to see how well… Read more »

Hospitality Companies Fear Rising Costs of “Mini-Med” Plans

The hospitality industry is already feeling the effects of healthcare reform, and employees may wind up paying the price. According to an article in the Nation’s Restaurant News, a recent Hay Group survey showed that over 75% of restaurant employers are considering reducing the hours of full-time workers to part-time, in light of new health… Read more »

Recruitment Process Outsourcing for Hospitality Companies

…the competitive edge for many Hotel, Restaurant and Club Management Companies! When I broach the subject of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) with Hospitality business owners, managers and HR executives, they usually ask me the same three questions: What is it?   Why do I need it?  And how will it benefit my organization? Of course, these are… Read more »