Finding the Perfect Fit Is Hard – Should You Stretch to Hire the Candidate in 2019

The talent market is tight and shows no signs of letting up. But, how can you afford to compromise when building a quality team? It all comes down to separating your must-haves from your like-to-haves. Stand firm on your must-haves and use your best judgment on the rest. What can you do when presented with… Read more »

Recruitment Marketing – Playing the Long Game Pays off in the Long Run

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In recruiting full-time six-figure or even C-Suite employees, what is the image your company presents online? How much control do you have over company brand and recruitment? The restaurant and hotel industry is volatile, but you can’t just wait around for your dream executive to become available. Know who your ideal candidates are and where… Read more »

Getting Back to Dinner at Home – How Are Restaurants Meeting Their Customers’ Behaviors

Increasingly, consumers are eating dinner at home, either preparing it from scratch, using a meal kit or choosing restaurant takeout or delivery. That’s because people are busy these days. They often work shifts that conflict with their partner or family, or need more than one job to make ends meet. It’s tough to find time… Read more »

How Can You Take Farm-to-Table to the Next Level?

Restaurants have been shown excellent results when they implement farm-to-table dining. Food is fresher, costs can be lower, and it attracts a loyal clientele committed to sustainable food chain practices. What better way to take advantage of this movement and further drive down costs than owning your own farm? How are successful restaurants leveraging this… Read more »

Your Reputation Matters (Even More Than You Think!)

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In a tight job market, you can’t afford to leave any stone unturned when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. Don’t underestimate the importance of your employer brand and reputation among job seekers. How Large Is the Impact of Reputation? A recent report indicated 89 percent of job seekers say reputation matters a great… Read more »

8 Critical Questions to Ask a Recruiting Firm BEFORE You Hire Them!

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The benefits a recruiting firm can bring to your hospitality business are virtually without limit. But it’s essential you choose the right firm for best results. The only way to ensure success is by interviewing potential recruiting firms as you would a job candidate. Below is a list of eight essential questions you need to… Read more »

Will Blockchain Shake Up the Hotel Industry and Provide Better Service to Your Guests?

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Chances are, when you hear blockchain, the first thing that comes to mind is bitcoin. But where blockchain applies to the hotel industry, it’s less about cryptocurrency than it is about the technology behind it – the ability to decentralize data storage. What Is Blockchain Technology? Blockchain is secure and decentralized data repository that permanently… Read more »

Job Growth Is Rising. Hospitality Unemployment Is Decreasing. What’s the Answer?

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The hospitality industry is booming, creating more jobs, but many of those jobs go unfilled. How can you compete for the best hospitality managers in such a tight talent market? Are there creative recruiting strategies you can employ to identify and attract top hospitality candidates? Let’s look at what we’re dealing with. How bad is… Read more »

Self-Driving Cars for Delivery – Is Your Restaurant Ready?

Self-driving cars are not yet widespread, but testing is ongoing. Common wisdom is that delivery of packages and food will ramp up much faster than actual human transport will. Ford, Toyota and several other manufacturers are running pilot programs. There has been some bugginess, but it truly is the way of the future, so it’s… Read more »