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Hiring managers, recruiters, and employers see a lot when they’re busy interviewing candidates for a position. Finding top talent is always a challenge and these professionals spend an inordinate amount of time on the candidate selection process. It is inevitable during the rigors of hiring that we run across candidates that simply aren’t a fit…. Read more »

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  On January 13, 2020 Franchise Partner Evan Kaplan, along with Recruiter Sara Sheiffele, had the pleasure of representing Gecko Hospitality at the New England Club Managers Association’s annual Business Expo. The expo was held at the beautiful Andover Country Club in Andover, MA and hosted by Francisco Ventura, CCM, and Boyd Holk, CCM, CCE…. Read more »

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Every hospitality manager hates turnover. It’s incredibly costly, and an inconvenience to your customers, the business, and the staff left to fill the void. The last few years of historic unemployment have been even more frustrating for hospitality employers, because the pool of available skilled workers is much smaller. We know that three industry trends… Read more »

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We get a lot of things from working. There’s the camaraderie of meeting new people and the benefits of learning new skills. But the truth is, we’re also in it for the money and the opportunity to increase our paychecks. But the hospitality industry is increasingly competitive, and budgets are tight. This makes earning a… Read more »

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2020 is going to be a big year for the hospitality industry, including the restaurant and bar businesses that have become a staple of American culture over the years. Global food and beverage trends for 2020 will continue to impact the bar industry here in the U.S. There are also trends that will impact operations,… Read more »

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If you’ve been applying to restaurant jobs and you’re not finding a fit, something might be wrong. There are plenty of jobs available in the field for line cooks, chefs, and front of house roles like hosting or waitstaff. If you’ve been sending out your resume or stopping in and filling out applications and you’re… Read more »

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You don’t need high overhead to promote your restaurant with a high return. You just need a little creativity and some elbow grease, along with the Internet, to start filling tabletops during happy hour. Here are some of the best ideas for promoting your restaurant with a small marketing budget. You Don’t Need Money to… Read more »

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During the interview process, most potential employers ask you to supply them with a list of references. This list is very important as the icing on the interview cake; therefore, picking the wrong reference will make it more unlikely that you get the offer. While you may list an employer, you can also list personal… Read more »

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Managers in the hospitality field know that their customers have a lot of choices these days. With popular options that include other hotel competitors, bed and breakfasts, and even Airbnb, we know that making our hotel guests feel cared for and special could tip the scales in your favor and give you an advantage over… Read more »

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The biggest worry that we hear from most employees is that they won’t fit into their new job. During the interview, the candidate works hard to put their best foot forward, but when the offer comes, they may have some anxiety about how the job will really work. The time between the job offer and… Read more »