How Hospitality Companies Can Beat the Newest Pandemic: Job Ghosting

In a recent LinkedIn poll, we found that the biggest recruiting challenge for 37% of hiring managers was candidates ghosting jobs and interviews. Right now, candidates have the upper hand in the hospitality job market. If a candidate does not feel valued by the company in the interview process, they will quickly take their talents… Read more »

6 Reasons Hospitality Employees Don’t Refer Candidates

People trust people more than companies, which is why employee referral programs tend to produce hires with a longer tenure. But for them to be effective, employees need to actually participate. This is where many referral programs stall and leave business owners and HR professionals scratching their heads. Where do they go wrong? Here are… 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 »

Don’t Let “Culture Fit” Get in the Way of Hiring Strong Candidates: Focus on These 5 Factors Instead

Consider this scenario: A candidate has all the necessary experience required for a role. Their first interview was very casual but went well. However, they were eventually turned down because a single hiring manager deemed that they “aren’t a good culture fit”. Do you see a problem here? Of course, companies should hire candidates they… 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 »

Hiring in the Hospitality Industry: How to Quickly and Efficiently Evaluate Resumes

quickly evaluate resumes to find most qualified candidates

Congratulations, you’ve created a clear and engaging job description for your open management position that gets job seekers excited to work for you! But now you have more applications than you know what to do with. While that can be a great problem to have, you need some way to accurately identify the most qualified… 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 »

HIRING PRACTICES – Get Ready for the EEOC’s New Strategic Enforcement Plan

written by Cathy Loudon, EVP of Horizon HR Solutions As many of you are developing your budgets and operational strategic plans, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is doing the same.  They have recently released their priorities for 2013-2016 and will be focusing heavily on discrimination charges. What does this mean for you as… Read more »