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We’ve talked about soft skills in this blog before, but It is important for management candidates to understand the difference between soft skills+ and ‘marketable’ soft skills. It is easy to list a lot of soft skills for managers, good communication, ambition, teamwork, dependability and candor.  There is nothing wrong with this list, but it… Read more »

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Communication is the lifeblood of any organization, and one of the most important aspects is management clearly communicating responsibilities and expectations to all employees. This certainly holds true in keeping a restaurant running smoothly and consistently, and for ensuring great customer experiences. Eliminating common communication errors also helps reduce turnover — a persistent struggle in… Read more »

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Job hopping is a common topic these days, especially with millennials’ reputation for not staying put very long. On average, people in this age group change jobs four times within their first 10 years out of college. Often, “job hopping” has a negative connotation, especially to older generations. But regularly changing jobs has benefits. It… Read more »

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This article continues our ‘job interview‘ series for restaurant managers who are working up the ladder into a hospitality management or director position.  No hotel or restaurant runs smoothly without a plan. Many qualified candidates lose the job because they don’t understand what information the interviewer is looking for. Example: Job Interviewer, ‘How would you… Read more »

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Most of the resumes submitted to job websites, and forwarded for management jobs, are from unqualified candidates. All professionals want to move up the job ladder. But reaching too high, too quickly can leave candidates feeling less valuable, or unqualified for the job. Before walking away, take the time to assess where you are on… Read more »

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Hcareers recently released its Hospitality Employment Trend Report for Q2 2018. As usual, the anticipated report identifies some important employment trends currently affecting the hospitality industry. Let’s take a quick look at some of the noteworthy revelations from the report, and what they mean for industry employers. Hospitality Is an Industry of Job Opportunity Employment… Read more »

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Does it seem like every great management candidate is snatched up faster than you can say “you’re hired”? Or worse, you’re not finding management candidates at all? In “Practical Tips to Hiring in a Management Candidate Market,” we explore ways to help you think differently about your hiring process so you not only source great… Read more »

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It’s tempting to connect with co-workers and staff online, but one impulsive Facebook post or tweet can strain work relationships and even jeopardize your job. Once a post or comment gets out there, it’s searchable and visible for a long time, so don’t think you’re safe because you’ve recently set your posts to private. Follow… Read more »

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Hotel Managers need to stay ahead of the technological advances are reshaping the hotel industry, improving experiences for both staff and guests. As new voice user interface devices such as Amazon’s Alexa find their way into hotel rooms, operations become more streamlined and guest satisfaction increases. Introducing Alexa for Hospitality Alexa for Hospitality is the… Read more »

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Ready to relocate but having a tough time finding an out-of-town job? Long-distance job hunting can be stressful and overwhelming, and it’s challenging to attract the attention of employers when you’re competing with local talent. Fortunately, a little preparation can help you start fresh in a new place with the job you’ve always wanted. Have… Read more »