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Posted  |  Written by Elaine Materise

World Health Day has been celebrated each year since 1948 on April 7th. The World Health Organization promotes this celebration yearly to promote awareness of health concerns. If we learned anything in the last year is that most of us take our health for granted. Whether you are recovering from COVID-19 or managed to avoid… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

There are nearly 150,000 professional corporate and party planning companies around the U.S. There are also event planners in large enterprise organizations around the globe. Event planning requires some incredibly diverse skills, from people management to organization, planning, and even an understanding of technology. What qualities do corporate event planners have that make them skilled… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

The bad news was heralded by Golf Inc. almost one year ago. That’s when private clubs first began to feel the crunch of the coronavirus, with a 65% in non-dues-related revenues that month. That was about 30-days after many clubs were forced to close due to the pandemic. As we reach the one-year mark for… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

Why in the world would anyone consider starting a new business now? The global pandemic still has people laid-off and businesses at less-than-peak capacity. For some, the future seems a little more uncertain than it used to be. Even in good times, there is a calculated risk in starting a new business. But this may… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

There is probably not a single American on the planet that likes taxes. Each year, the tax code changes so there is nothing easy about the filing process. Over the past year, many Americans filed for unemployment—some of them for the first time. As we near tax season, we thought it would be a good… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

Soft skills matter. Hard skills are the technical skills that people learn as part of the job. They are the skills that, by and large, will get a person hired over other candidates. Employers understand the values of these skills, but they’re hard to screen for. Fortunately, we have the best soft skill interview questions… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

Franchises are an incredibly lucrative way to buy-in to an established brand and business model. Gecko Hospitality is one of the leading hospitality recruiting firms in the nation. But did you know our successful business model is also available to you as a way to help you live your dream of entrepreneurship without all the… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

Franchises, in many ways, give entrepreneurs a better chance at succeeding when starting a new business. They can eliminate the risk of starting a new company by allowing a new business owner to buy-in to a proven model with an established brand. Today, you can buy Wendy’s or McDonald’s franchises or just about any other… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

There is good news on the horizon for the hospitality field: It’s predicted that the industry will bounce back from COVID with a vengeance. This means that if you’ve been affected by a COVID layoff, there is work in the hospitality field that could help keep you moving forward. This article will help you understand… Read more »

Posted  |  Written by Gecko Hospitality

If you’re looking for millennial talent, it’s going to cost you. One of the biggest trends in 2020, and likely in 2021, will be the high cost of attracting and retaining talent. The job itself and the skills needed aren’t even the issues anymore—it’s expensive to find, train, and retain top talent whether you’re in… Read more »