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 »

What Will it Take to Win Hospitality Workers Back?

How are hospitality companies going to convince workers to return?

COVID-19 caused a massive wave of lay-offs in the hospitality industry. Although hospitality workers are some of the most passionate people about their jobs, necessity pushed many to find careers in other industries. So, once the pandemic subsides, will they be willing to jump back into the notoriously tough hospitality industry? Or will they have… 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 »

Recruiting Challenges for 2014

Are You Ready to Meet the Challenge of Recruiting in 2014? written by Dana Baith VP of Recruiting – Horizon Hospitality Government agencies, industry publications and travel associations are all shouting the good news…”The hospitality industry (especially the hotel sector) will continue to see an increase in business during the coming year.”  Obviously that means… Read more »

Creating a SERVICE Culture

CULTURE is a key ingredient for the sustainability and prosperity of  all private clubs.  Creating an adaptive culture that is aligned to business goals and objectives will provide clubs with the ability to significantly outperform their competitors and prosper with both membership growth and retention! Accelerated performance is caused because the group (i.e. the club management team and hourly staff)… Read more »

Lessons from an Undercover Boss

What We Learn from an “Undercover Boss” (article by Catherine Loudon) While I’m usually opposed to watching “Reality TV”, I couldn’t stop my curiosity last night with the season premiere of “Undercover Boss”.  In this episode, Rick Tigner, President of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, goes undercover in the front line roles of his organization.  In watching,… Read more »