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How Restaurants Can Win the Post-COVID Talent War

It is a recipe for a restaurant staffing disaster: A surplus of unfilled positions, not enough workers interested, and everybody competing for the same talent at once. It’s a reality for most restaurant managers, leaving them at a loss on how to recruit in this type of market. However, some restaurants have discovered effective incentives… Read more »

Cannabis Tourism: Is Your Hotel Prepared?

The number of states allowing recreational cannabis use continues to grow. This, combined with the renewed zeal for traveling post-COVID has lead to a boom in Cannabis Tourism. Travelers are flocking to states where it is legal, leaving many hotels wondering how to balance this trend with their current operations. Here are some things hotels… Read more »

How to Make Your Senior Living Community Active Adult-Friendly

Those in the 55+ and over demographic are in their golden years. They have more free time and still have the energy to travel, exercise, and go out frequently. And they also are probably not ready to move anywhere that feels like senior living. But the hot housing market is prompting many to downsize their… Read more »

The To-Go Cocktail Trend is Here to Stay

One positive development for the restaurant industry last year was that many states lifted restrictions for off-premise alcohol sales. While this was a short-term fix meant to help restaurants recoup some lost income during COVID, the change seems to be permanent in some places as the pandemic subsides. And since take-out ordering remains popular, restaurant… Read more »

How Hotel Technology Can Ease the Staffing Shortage Pains

Across the country, hotels are struggling to open at full capacity due to a lack of available hourly workers. In previous blog posts, we have discussed technology’s role as a perk that elevates the hotel guest experience. But with the tightening labor market, technology will become less of a bonus and more of an essential… Read more »

How Hospitality Companies Can Beat the Newest Pandemic: Job Ghosting

In a recent LinkedIn poll, we found that the biggest recruiting challenge for 37% of hiring managers was candidates ghosting jobs and interviews. Right now, candidates have the upper hand in the hospitality job market. If a candidate does not feel valued by the company in the interview process, they will quickly take their talents… Read more »

Not Enough Hours in the Day: How to Recruit While Running a Restaurant

Most restaurant managers have experienced this vicious cycle: When a restaurant is short-staffed, management takes on extra roles. With the extra workload, there is not enough time to recruit and hire help. Without an HR or recruiting role on the team, the pattern is all too familiar. But with some smart adjustments to the recruiting… Read more »