Should I Include Salary in a Job Ad? Yes!

We hear a lot of objections from employers about including pay in job advertisements: “We don’t want competitors to know our rates.” “We’ll lose our negotiating power.” “It might rustle current employees’ feathers.” The list goes on and on. But in a tough labor market, these objections are slowly becoming obsolete. When employers are not… Read more »

Hospitality Management Traits to Look for Instead of College Degrees

There is much to be said about the value of a degree in hospitality management (or any four-year degree). But is four years in a classroom better than four years of full-time, on-the-job experience? Sometimes, yes. But for many hospitality roles, not necessarily. To avoid missing out on quality hospitality professionals, try skipping the college… Read more »

Criminal Background Checks in Hiring: A Tricky Balancing Act

As a business owner, it makes sense that you would use every resource to protect your employees, customers, and assets. Background checks provide much peace of mind when bringing a new candidate to the team. However, they do not tell the whole story of a candidate. A clean driving record is no guarantee of honesty,… Read more »

Here comes Generation Z – How to manage your youngest workers

The oldest members of Generation Z are fresh out of college, driven, and ready to make an impact on a business. But they have also already lived through two major economic downturns in their relatively short lives, making them more pragmatic than their Millennial predecessors. Entrepreneurially spirited, they will often have a side hustle, and… Read more »

There is a Right Way (and a wrong way) to Use Skills Assessments When Hiring

Everyone puts their best foot forward in an interview. They will usually research the company and the role, prepare thoughtful answers to common interview questions, and show off their most impressive achievements. Of course, face-to-face interviews are essential in the hiring process, especially for many hospitality roles. But what else can hiring managers do to… Read more »

Top HR Challenges in the Hospitality Industry

[Scott Samuels, CEO of Horizon Hospitality sits down with SHRM to talk about the biggest HR challenges facing the hospitality industry at the moment] “…Another enduring problem is the lack of diversity at higher levels of the industry. The industry’s hourly workforce is diverse, but that’s not the case for management. As a reckoning over… Read more »

How Senior Living Can Tap into a Wider Talent Pool with Social Media

Social Media Recruiting to Gain more candidates

Finding and keeping talented workers has always been an uphill battle for the senior living industry. As rewarding as the industry can be, it’s an often overlooked-job market that isn’t well understood by job seekers. But amid record-high unemployment, senior living communities have the opportunity to recruit a variety of talented jobseekers from adjacent struggling… Read more »