The Millennial Challenge

By the year 2030, Millennials, also known as Gen Y (those born in the 80’s and 90’s) will make up 75% of the workforce.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2015, this hyper-connected and tech-savvy demographic will come close to overtaking the majority representation of the workplace. This should not come as a… Read more »

The Best Use of Assessments in the Interview Process

Talent assessments, also known as pre-employment tests, are important tool in the hiring process. And just as you need more than just a hammer in your home improvement toolbox, you need more than just assessments in your hiring formula. Studies show that they should carry about one-third of the weight involved in your candidate selection… Read more »

Hotel General Manager Salaries: Where Do You Stand?

If you’re seeking a career with excellent growth potential that does not require a four-year degree, hotel management may be the answer for you. Current Salaries The following snapshot of hotel GM salaries was compiled by the executive recruitment staff at Horizon Hospitality: Select service hotels with under 200 rooms: $45,000 to $65,000 (median =… Read more »

Horizon Hospitality Plans for Growth and Expansion after a Record-Breaking 2013

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Scott A. Samuels, CEO Horizon Hospitality Associates, Inc. (913) 333-3190 Email: [email protected] LEAWOOD, KS—November 18, 2013—Horizon Hospitality, a hospitality industry employment search firm that provides a variety of recruitment services to restaurants, private clubs, hotels, and resorts across the nation, is proud to report a 41% increase in revenue… Read more »

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Club’s HR Department

How would your club run without the right staff – and the best possible human resources structure to hire, retain and develop them? The answer is: Not at all. Your employees are your most valuable asset – and your HR team is the lifeline that helps ensure this resource, today and for the long term.… Read more »

Beware! Dangers of Accepting a Counter Offer

You’ve reached a critical point in your job search: You have an offer and a new job on the horizon. But your current employer has come back with a counter offer, in an attempt to keep you right where you are. Maybe it’s a salary hike, a new title, a promotion, better benefits – or… Read more »

How to Receive Critical Employee Feedback

You’re committed to attracting new customers and retaining the ones you have, encouraging them to return time and again. Right on, but remember: Don’t overlook your most important customers – the ones who work for you every day. Because without them, where would you be? Help ensure ongoing customer service success by keeping your employees… Read more »

Your Online Presence is Important

How important is social media to your business? In short, you can’t afford not to leverage its potential, as hospitality companies and social media work together to successfully drive guest engagement. Here’s a look at boosting your online presence via various tools – and how they can help you increase reservations, customer satisfaction and return… Read more »

Prepare for a Phone Interview: Here’s How


A phone interview may seem like an easy, relatively effortless experience. After all, you don’t have to stress out over which suit to wear or worry about missing your expressway exit. A phone interview is the first milestone in being considered a serious candidate for a position. While several individuals may reach this stage, only… Read more »

Selecting the “Right” Recruiting Firm

When a hiring need arises, you need to make the right candidate match, efficiently and successfully. The cost of a hiring mistake – estimated at three times that of an initial hire – is just too high. So, partnering with a recruiting firm that knows your business and knows your needs, is a wise strategic… Read more »