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Posted  |  Written by Marty Tarabar

  Every year, around the beginning of December, I ask my recruiters to set goals for next year. In January, we review those goals along with the results from the past year. I challenge my team to increase the number of placements, the new clients signed and the number of active clients. When we miss… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Stephanie Winfield

Getting back to work after months of being furloughed or laid off can seem daunting. With so many others in the job pool, how do you find the right job for you and also make sure you stand out? This month, NACE – Charlotte Chapter invited Megan Applegate to touch on these topics in their… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Marty Tarabar

3 Reasons Why Some Restaurants Are UP in Sales Over 2019 Yes, the restaurant industry, as a whole, has suffered terribly because of the COVID virus and the subsequent state and federally mandated shutdowns and restrictions on business.  State by state, governors have targeted (fairly or not) the hospitality and travel industries with rules and… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Claire Johnson

After months of being out of work, it can be frustrating to feel like there is no end in sight. At a certain point – we have two choices. We can either mope around and keep feeling sorry for ourselves, or we can use this season to better our professional selves. If we choose the… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Bekah Orr

Gecko Hospitality is aware of the need to address employee turnover and financial challenges. Because of this, Gecko Hospitality, DiningEdge, and Club-Edge have formed an alliance to bring all unique strengths to the table. Their goal is to improve overall recruiting success and operational efficiency within the hospitality industry. Furthermore, this partnership supports the success… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Bekah Orr

podcast set up

Are you struggling with how to STAND OUT as a candidate in the current “new normal” that the hospitality industry is facing? Jeremy Nichols shares his MUST KNOW advice and tips for job seekers in this situation. Florida’s Top Hospitality Recruiter, Jeremy Nichols, takes time on a daily basis to help people in his network… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Bekah Orr

woman having a video job interview

Are you preparing for your next video job interview? It is becoming more common for companies to conduct online interviews through video platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Skype. You might think a video interview is casual or informal; however, it is just as important as an in-person interview. Below are tips to have… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Bekah Orr

Crafting the perfect resume can be a daunting task. While it is essential to build a document that showcases your experience, you should be able to reallocate the hours spent constructing your resume on the actual job search (or let a Gecko Hospitality recruiter do that for you, for free). A resume is a summary… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Bekah Orr

As we look ahead at the coming months and adjust to a ‘new normal’ in our business from the effects of COVID-19, it’s important to make sure there is a structured onboarding process for new employees who will be joining the organization. Onboarding is the process of acquiring and assimilating employees into your organization. Having… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Stephanie Winfield

As society tries to move back to the new ‘norm,’ hospitality and restaurant employees are slowly seeing jobs open up. With this new age of ‘social distancing,’ it becomes increasingly challenging to conduct interviews. Regardless, the show must go on! The higher you move up in management, the more varied the job interview process will… Read more »