1 of 50 Teams Are Resilient – How to Hire for Resiliency in Your Hospitality Team

What is resiliency and what can it bring to your hospitality team? It is the ability to bounce back quickly from setbacks and easily overcome obstacles that could prevent you from reaching your goals. Resiliency is important to the restaurant and hotel industry because no matter what challenges are thrown at a hospitality professional, they… Read more »

How Much of Your Recruitment Process Can You Truly Automate?


Anything you can do to make the hiring process easier for job seekers is going to give you a distinct competitive advantage. Even in a period of low unemployment, candidates aren’t always treated as valued individuals by employers and recruiters.   The problem is, how do you provide the kind of candidate experience required to attract and keep top… Read more »

Horizon Opens Regional Office in South Florida

LEAWOOD, KS—October 20, 2014—Horizon Hospitality, a hospitality industry employment search firm that provides a variety of recruitment services to restaurants, private clubs, hotels, and resorts across the nation, is proud to report a 36% increase in revenue year to date in 2014—the best end-of-year result in the company’s 16-year history. Over the course of 2014, Horizon… Read more »

Introducing Horizon HR Solutions

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Scott A. Samuels, CEO Horizon Hospitality Associates, Inc. (913) 333-3190 Email: [email protected] Leading Executive Search Firm now provides Human Resource Solutions for Enhancing Business Performance! January 24, 2012, Overland Park, KS.  Scott Samuels, President of Horizon Hospitality, announced today the expansion of Horizon Hospitality with the creation of Horizon HR… Read more »

Sustainability Poses Multiple Challenges for Hospitality Operations

Despite contradictions involving finances, operations and marketing, today’s hotel and restaurant operators are making huge strides toward sustainable operations. This was one of the key findings of the Cornell Hospitality Sustainability Roundtable, held in New York City this past November.  Participants, led by Associate Professor Alex Susskind, examined the critical issues in sustainability – namely,… Read more »

National Restaurant Association Predicts 2011 U.S. Restaurant Rebound

According to the NRA, after three years of negative real sales, America’s restaurant industry is poised for a comeback.  In its “2011 Restaurant Industry Forecast,” the NRA predicts a record $604 billion in annual sales this year – an aggregate sales increase of 3.6% over 2010 (1.1% in inflation-adjusted terms). Here are a few key… Read more »

Effective Employee Onboarding Tips for Hospitality Employers

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you hear this saying, you may envision a nervous job seeker, compulsively straightening his suit and repeating his 30-second “personal sales pitch” before an interview.  But quite honestly, the saying is just as relevant for hospitality hiring companies.  Why? When you mainstream and… Read more »