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What do Recent 2021 Tip Rulings Mean for Restaurant Workers?

As of December 28, 2021, the newest ruling of the Fair Labor and Standards Act by the Department of Labor, known as the “dual-jobs” rule, officially goes into effect. Like many government rulings, it is far from straightforward, even though it seeks to clear up confusion over previous policies. Here is a breakdown of how… Read more »

There is a New Traveler in 2022. Are Hotels Ready?

It’s no secret that during COVID travelers put a premium on cleanliness and flexibility. Now, as travelers plan post-pandemic trips, their priorities seem to have shifted. But hotels have already made drastic changes to their operations and staffing to address the needs of the pandemic. Here is how the previous changes will help (or hinder)… Read more »

Stop Asking This One Interview Question (and what to ask instead)

“What is your greatest weakness?” In a recent Linkedin poll, 44% of respondents reported that this question irked them the most. It feels like a trick question with only wrong answers. Some employers like to use this as a “gotcha” question to see how candidates respond to stressful situations. But this question has been overused… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Country Clubs Need to Revamp Their Websites This Year

The COVID pandemic has gone on for almost two years, and clubs have not only survived: they have thrived. Partly due to a historic golf boom, partly from decreased competition in other hospitality industries, and partly from a large migration to the suburbs. But to truly take advantage of this perfect storm, most clubs need… Read more »

4 Myths About Successful Restaurant Managers

People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses. This is on the tip of everyone’s tongue as employers scramble to stay staffed during “The Great Resignation.” And since the restaurant industry sees some of the highest rates of turnover, it makes one wonder: What makes a successful restaurant manager? Here are some common misconceptions… Read more »

How to Make the Functional Food Trend Work for Senior Living

Functional foods, also known as nutraceuticals, are topping the list of food and beverage trends for 2022. And even though senior living facilities are not known for having the trendiest food and beverage offerings, functional foods could be a natural fit for some communities. Here’s how senior living communities can make these foods pull double… Read more »

What Does it Take to Create a Resilient Hospitality Team?

While demand has surged in the hotel industry, employment levels have not. In understaffed teams, employees face increasingly challenging situations, work longer hours and wear multiple hats. This can quickly break down a team’s ability to bounce back from rough shifts or difficult customers. We have discussed the power of personal resiliency in our blog… Read more »

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 »