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Should You Trust Glassdoor Reviews?

Over half of job seekers say that company culture is just as important as pay when considering a career change. So it is understandable that Glassdoor is one of the first places a candidate checks when applying for a job at a hospitality company. Although it can be a great starting point when researching a… Read more »

Top 3 Restaurant Trends for 2022 (and what they mean for employers)

It is that time of year again: everyone puts out their predictions for next year’s hottest restaurant trends. Which ingredients will top menus? What is the next big fad diet? What dining experiences will be hot? But many of these trend predictions leave out one of the most important aspects of a restaurant: the staff.… Read more »

How to “Speak Recruiter” 101

A quick google search for “recruiter near me” will probably yield a confusing hodge-podge of results. Some recruiters call themselves staffing agencies, some recruiting firms, and some even refer to themselves as headhunters. If you are already struggling to figure out how to hire quality employees, you probably have no time to decipher what all… Read more »

How Long Should Your Onboarding Last?

A recent survey indicates that 33% of new hires quit within the first six months of employment. Why? The top reasons reported were feeling neglected, overwhelmed, and unqualified. All of these factors underscore the importance of an onboarding process that keeps employees engaged, especially for a high-turnover industry like Hospitality. Some leaders believe that a… Read more »

7 Strategies for Better Hospitality Career Decisions

Few things will improve the quality of your life more than learning how to make high-quality decisions. The average adult makes an exhausting 35,000 decisions per day. Decisions range from the unimportant (Should I use Arial or Calibri font for my resume?) to the critically important (Do I accept this job offer?). The consequences of… Read more »

Four Surprising Ways Restaurant Loyalty Programs Are A Win-Win

For decades, the loyalty program has been a tried-and-true marketing tactic for the restaurant industry. But loyalty programs have evolved far beyond the simple punch card. With a bit of data management and creativity, restaurants can attract new customers, and existing customers can receive more meaningful perks. Here is how loyalty programs are truly a… Read more »

Should Hotel Executives Be Involved in Hiring?

In today’s seemingly impossible hiring market, the strain for talent is felt at all levels of hotel management. Many hotel executives are looking for any strategy that will give them the edge in hiring quality talent. So is it time for them to put on their recruiting hats and jump into the hiring frenzy? Not… Read more »

Keep Your Restaurant Staff Safe This Fall

COVID still looms over the restaurant industry and diner safety is a huge priority. But many employees are still nervous about the resurgence in COVID numbers. Employers that are conscious of these concerns have already begun to take such drastic measures as requiring vaccination of patrons and employees. However, this might not a feasible option… Read more »

How to Tell if a Candidate is Cut Out for Property Management

Working in property management can be extremely rewarding, both professionally and financially, which has made it a popular industry for those seeking a new career direction. But if a candidate does not have the required organization, attention to detail, or patience, they will not last long. So how can property management companies figure out which… Read more »

How to Write a Hospitality Job Ad That Sparks Interest

You’ve plastered your job opening all over the internet. Maybe you even invested in paid advertising. Yet nobody is applying. Why? Many hospitality employers don’t realize that the job ad itself could be turning candidates off. Here are 5 things that every job advertisement needs to convince candidates to click ‘apply’: Compensation Details Many employers… Read more »