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Most hospitality workers have a love/hate relationship with their customers. Our clients are the reason we’re there, but they can also make the job difficult. When something goes wrong with a guest’s meal, room or another amenity, it can sometimes make the job harder – but, dealing with these problems is just part of the… Read more »

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If you want to stand out at a qualified restaurant management candidate to a job interview, then you need to do more than memorize lists of questions from the internet. You need to be able to discuss serious issues that can cause a successful restaurant to spin out of control, like employee poaching, handling toxic… Read more »

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics says most workers average about four years in a job. That is unless the employee is a millennial. According to the latest statistics, millennials stay in jobs for less than three years, marking them as having the potential to hold 15 to 20 jobs by the time they retire. What… Read more »

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Are restaurant managers liable? Derek Brenner, the acting director for Homeland Security Investigations at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), recently stated: “This year, … you’re going to see more and more of these … large-scale compliance inspections, just for starters. It’s not going to be limited to large companies or any particular industry…. It’s going… Read more »

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Make no mistake; if you bring more than one language as a job skill to the hospitality industry, it will make you more marketable. U.S. News & World Report says you can expect to receive 10 to 15 percent more pay if you know more than one language. This fact holds true whether the job… Read more »

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Some things are just worth doing. At Gecko Hospitality, we believe in matching the best talent with top employers in the service industry. This year we were recognized for our outstanding efforts by Forbes, who named us to their list of America’s 250 best professional recruiting firms in the nation. This is the second year… Read more »

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In 2018, The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the Center for Generational Kinetics have taken a closer look into Gen Z and their professional expectations.  The results were positive for hotel and restaurant managers. GenZ is ready to fill positions that are difficult to fill. But, keeping them long term may be easier than… Read more »

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We decided to tackle some of the stereotypes associated with the millennial generation, which is the population between 22 and 37 years old. It’s likely you’ve heard that this generation is immature, technology-obsessed, self-centered, and job hoppers. But is this assumption true or a myth? If it’s true, could the job-hopping be less about self-centeredness… Read more »

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Everyone is talking about the Millennials, leaving Generation Z another ‘invisible’ generation. If you are born between 1995 and 2019, restaurant managers are offering some tips to help you land a job in the hospitality industry, or keep GenZ from leaving your restaurant or hotel for another job. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and… Read more »

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Working in the hospitality industry is not only a solid career that can provide you with an attractive paycheck, it can also teach you many skills that you can apply in life. But for the non-career-tracked hospitality worker, having a job in this industry, even for a short time, can prepare you to succeed in… Read more »