2024: A Year of Better Employee Benefits in Hospitality

what employer benefits are today's hospitality employees looking for

Whether voluntarily or legally obligated, hospitality employers have made record-setting pay rate increases in 2023. However, many companies are still struggling to attract talent due to a low unemployment rate. When employers compete for talent in a small talent pool, they need more than increased pay to gain the upper hand. These conditions will produce… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Handling Bad Restaurant Reviews

Between the rise in unreliable third-party to-go orders and a recent wave of price increases, there has been an increase in nasty reviews online. For some restaurant managers, over-the-top, bad reviewers simply do not merit a response, especially if the diners were unruly or rude. But responding to these might be in a restaurant’s best… Read more »

What Does It Take to Become a Hotel General Manager?

Whether you are a hotel professional trying to climb the ladder, or transitioning mid-career into hotels, the path to becoming a hotel general manager can sometimes be unclear. While each brand, region, and even property has its quirks, there are a few things that every hotel manager needs to be successful. Consider these skills when… Read more »

How Generation Z is Already Impacting Membership at Country Clubs

Which generation has the most influence over how Country Clubs are evolving? Is it the Millennials, one of the fastest-growing groups of new golfers? Or is it Generation X (aged 42 – 57), which currently holds the highest utilization increase of Country Clubs? Or is it Generation Z, the current members’ children who can’t yet… Read more »

2024 Hotel Food and Beverage Forecast: Authenticity Takes Center Stage

You may have heard the word “authentic” frequently in 2023 (Merriam-Webster dubbed it as the word of the year after all). But how exactly is authenticity translated into Food and Beverage in the Hotel industry? Consider these Hotel Food and Beverage trends for 2024 that highlight travelers’ demands for a casual experience that embraces local… Read more »

Eight Strategies for Restaurants to Create Staff Loyalty

It’s no secret that the restaurant industry struggles to retain workers. Many restaurant owners have simply accepted this as a fact of life and figured out ways to cope with a revolving door of employees. However, the most competitive restaurateurs understand that creating staff loyalty is not only good for business but essential for growth.… Read more »

Embracing Resident-Centric Dining: Senior Living Trends for 2024

Learn the top trends coming to senior living dining in 2024

As baby boomers retire and move into Senior Living communities, they are voicing strong opinions about what they want their individual dining experiences to look like. Communities are adjusting to create more “resident-centric” dining, incorporating more flexibility, personalization, and wellness. Look for these four dining trends in 2024 that cater to the newest generation of… Read more »

How to Tell If Your Hotel Staff Training Program is Working

Find the right metrics to measure your hotel staff training program

Whether you are trying to maintain a high level of service or turn around a poor bottom line, hotel employee training is crucial to running a successful property. Effective hotel staff training programs can increase profitability, help with talent acquisition, and improve employee engagement. Here are four metrics to assess whether your hotel’s training program… Read more »

What Happened to All the Ghost Kitchens?

What happened to Virtual brands and ghost kitchens?

Until recently, ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants seemed like the next big thing in the restaurant industry. But after Wendy’s decided to scrap its historic investment into ghost kitchens earlier this year, restaurant industry experts are asking: Did ghost kitchens get ghost-busted? Although reduced operating costs, greater flexibility, and faster concept launch times are all… Read more »

Four Reasons AI Can’t Replace Hospitality Recruiters

As in every other industry, Artificial Intelligence has many hospitality recruiters on the edge of their seats. How can this technology be utilized? How will this technology change the industry? Will it replace certain roles? Our recruiting team has already discovered ways to leverage AI to research markets, build prospective candidate lists, efficiently catalogue candidate… Read more »