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Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

Franchises are an incredibly lucrative way to buy-in to an established brand and business model. Gecko Hospitality is one of the leading hospitality recruiting firms in the nation. But did you know our successful business model is also available to you as a way to help you live your dream of entrepreneurship without all the… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

Franchises, in many ways, give entrepreneurs a better chance at succeeding when starting a new business. They can eliminate the risk of starting a new company by allowing a new business owner to buy-in to a proven model with an established brand. Today, you can buy Wendy’s or McDonald’s franchises or just about any other… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

There is good news on the horizon for the hospitality field: It’s predicted that the industry will bounce back from COVID with a vengeance. This means that if you’ve been affected by a COVID layoff, there is work in the hospitality field that could help keep you moving forward. This article will help you understand… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

If you’re looking for millennial talent, it’s going to cost you. One of the biggest trends in 2020, and likely in 2021, will be the high cost of attracting and retaining talent. The job itself and the skills needed aren’t even the issues anymore—it’s expensive to find, train, and retain top talent whether you’re in… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

COVID-19 has touched all areas of our business and personal lives. Long after the virus has dissipated, organizations will continue to feel the effects. One of the industries hit the hardest has been the hospitality field, with travel and tourism declining and the shift away from eating out into new delivery models. How will these… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

Entrepreneurship is a dream of a lot of Americans each year. Many go on to establish successful, long-term companies. Others fail in the first few years. One of the decisions many new business owners face is whether to build a from-scratch business or buy a franchise license with an established business model.   There are a number… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

The hospitality industry weathered some storms in 2020, but the New Year looks bright for the industry to bounce back. Travel Weekly says “all sectors are seeing some recovery,” from the early days of the pandemic last year. In preparation for increased hiring in 2021, let’s look at some of the skills hiring managers are looking for in… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

Diversity matters. The Wall Street Journal published an article recently that studied diversity at S&P 500 companies and found that diverse organizations are “more innovative and productive.” Diversity can come in many forms, from ethnicity, race, or sexual orientation, but also gender, age, religion, and other factors. Managers and teams made up of a diverse mix of people, the article… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

Sending out scores of job applications without receiving a response is no fun. If you’re not receiving positive responses despite sending out well-written resumes, it’s quite possible that you’ve been sending out applications at the wrong times. In fact, applying for new positions after work hours could end up sabotaging your chances of getting hired…. Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy ride for many people in the hospitality industry. For new graduates and professionals already in the field, new trends are affecting the skills you need to succeed in the coming years. This article will review what to expect from your career in hospitality next year. New Trends Bring… Read more »