The Hospitality Industry’s Next Challenge: Convincing Talent to Return

It is no secret that COVID-19 hit the hospitality companies the hardest of any industry. And as waves of hospitality workers filed for unemployment, other industries have seen an opportunity. Leigh Ann Teubert, Managing Partner at Horizon Hospitality, noted that companies involved in property management, distribution, and even healthcare “are using this time to try… Read more »

5 Myths About the Hospitality Job Market During the Pandemic

With record unemployment, it’s natural to assume that hiring for hospitality positions is a cakewalk right now. But COVID-19 presents so many unique challenges that make the hospitality job market tricky to navigate. There’s no precedent to guide the strategies of both job seekers and employers, leaving many to rely on broad assumptions. Here are… Read more »

No Tipping Restaurants: Weighing The Pros and Cons During COVID-19


In light of COVID-19, some restaurants (like this one) are wholeheartedly embracing the no-tipping movement in an effort improve paychecks for their workers. Yet at the same time, other restaurants (like this one) have abandoned the idea, citing the same concern for employee pay. So how does a restaurant decide if adopting a no-tipping policy… Read more »

Asking Candidates for Salary History May NOW Have Legal Implications


Recent discussions have employers wondering if they should be asking candidates for salary history during the interview process. Of particular concern is Oregon’s Equal Pay Act, portions of which are to go into effect in October 2017. Along with many other provisions, it contains the admonishment that employers may not ask an applicant how much… Read more »

Restaurant Salaries – Where Do You Stand?


If you are part of the restaurant industry, you know compensation can vary wildly depending on the size and volume of the restaurant and where it is located. Gaining an understanding of the salary range is important to ensure you don’t sell yourself short or have unrealistic expectations. Here we will explore the salary ranges… Read more »

Is Your Restaurant Built to Survive a $15 Minimum Wage?

California lawmakers have approved the $15 minimum wage and other states are probably not far behind. Is your restaurant ready to adapt to this increase? Can you put together a strategy to survive and even thrive in this challenging new reality? Laws will vary from state to state, but in California employers are not permitted… Read more »

Healthcare Changes: A Checklist for Restaurant Operators

The Affordable Care Act can have immediate and long-term effects on your restaurant. It’s important to keep up with the requirements, changes and deadlines of the legislation in order to prepare for what comes, ensure compliance and avoid fines.  The best offense is a good defense, so take steps to prepare for the changes now… Read more »

Restaurant Manager Salaries: What Do You Deserve?

The starting salary of a restaurant manager can cover a wide range, based on a candidate’s experience, industry and choice of location. In the United States, the median salary for a restaurant manager is approximately $48,500, with those in the lowest 10 percent on the scale earning about $30,000 and those in the upper 10… Read more »