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 »

Hiring Success is About Setting Expectations

A recent Indeed poll found that there are three main reasons candidates drop out of hiring processes (or jump ship after their first day). Either they received a better offer elsewhere, they did not like the offer they received, or they did not feel there was enough communication. In this hiring market, these situations aren’t… Read more »

Curating an Exceptional Culture

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist. Always chatty and eager to share his wisdom, Carnegie once said, “You must capture and keep the heart of the supremely able man before his brain can do its best.” It’s a savvy assessment of the vital connection between heart, mind, results, and retention. How do we… 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 »

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 »

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 »