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Which is better; a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation (S-Corp). The answer is individualized. An LLC has more structure than a partnership or sole proprietorship. An S-Corp is probably even more formal. Both can protect your personal liabilities from seizure in the event your company gets into trouble with creditors. So, what are… Read more »

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The recruiting and hiring process has evolved over many years. The standard format that many businesses still use today began in the 1960s. Various industries were booming and corporations couldn’t hire people fast enough. The process of sending a request to fill an open position to the human resources department, placing a help-wanted advertisement in… Read more »

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Asking for a raise gives most people anxiety. However, it doesn’t have to. If you’ve never done it, you should know right up front that there are good and bad ways to conduct yourself during this process. In this blog, we will give you some of our best tips on the best ways to ask… Read more »

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There’s some controversy surrounding skills assessments—should you conduct them, or not? Skills assessments can gauge both hard or soft skills for a candidate, whether they’re measuring your personality or your math skills. Some companies swear by them and others say they take science just a step too far during the candidate interview process. How can… Read more »

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In January 2021, midwestern newspaper The Columbus Dispatch printed a story called, “Ohio restaurants can’t find workers, even with so many people out of work.” The story was echoed across the country, as restaurants began having problems finding service employees. Ohio restaurants weren’t alone, either, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) says it’s a national problem,… Read more »

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What Does the Future Look Like? Like so many, the hotel industry was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. But unlike many other industries, allowing hotel employees to work remotely during the pandemic wasn’t entirely the best option. The hotel, leisure and travel industry is dependent on customer-facing employees. Sitting behind a computer and making… Read more »

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There’s something so satisfying about being a small business owner. That’s the appeal of the Gecko Hospitality franchising program. As the franchise owner, you receive a proven method for recruiting needed talent at hotels, resources, casinos, theme parks, restaurants, and country clubs. There’s low overhead and high return, and, as a franchise, there is less… Read more »

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If you have a LinkedIn profile, you probably already understand that this business-centric social media platform is a great tool for recruiters to reach out to potential candidates. They do this all day long. If you’re in hospitality, chances are you’ve probably heard from a recruiter or two. You might feel a little awkward responding… Read more »

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Spoiler Alert – It’s Not Money Keeping good employees is a challenge in almost every industry. A Society for Human Resources (SHRM) report found that on average, in a typical year, and in almost all industries, a company will experience an 18% turnover in its workforce, and the hospitality industry seems to be one of… Read more »

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Restaurant-Manager

If you thought finding a restaurant worker was tough, try finding a restaurant manager. Restaurant managers have a mix of skillsets, from hiring and managing staff to handling customers and chefs, payroll, HR, scheduling, ordering, and so much more. Finding this kind of chameleon in the forest of candidates takes skill, effort, and a knack… Read more »