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COVID-19 has touched all areas of our business and personal lives. Long after the virus has dissipated, organizations will continue to feel the effects. One of the industries hit the hardest has been the hospitality field, with travel and tourism declining and the shift away from eating out into new delivery models. How will these… Read more »

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Entrepreneurship is a dream of a lot of Americans each year. Many go on to establish successful, long-term companies. Others fail in the first few years. One of the decisions many new business owners face is whether to build a from-scratch business or buy a franchise license with an established business model. There are a number… Read more »

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The hospitality industry weathered some storms in 2020, but the New Year looks bright for the industry to bounce back. Travel Weekly says “all sectors are seeing some recovery,” from the early days of the pandemic last year. In preparation for increased hiring in 2021, let’s look at some of the skills hiring managers are looking for in… Read more »

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Diversity matters. The Wall Street Journal published an article recently that studied diversity at S&P 500 companies and found that diverse organizations are “more innovative and productive.” Diversity can come in many forms, from ethnicity, race, or sexual orientation, but also gender, age, religion, and other factors. Managers and teams made up of a diverse mix of people, the article… Read more »

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Sending out scores of job applications without receiving a response is no fun. If you’re not receiving positive responses despite sending out well-written resumes, it’s quite possible that you’ve been sending out applications at the wrong times. In fact, applying for new positions after work hours could end up sabotaging your chances of getting hired…. Read more »

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy ride for many people in the hospitality industry. For new graduates and professionals already in the field, new trends are affecting the skills you need to succeed in the coming years. This article will review what to expect from your career in hospitality next year. New Trends Bring… Read more »

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The latest data shows there were nearly 800,000 franchise establishments in the United States worth more than $760 billion and employing more than eight million people. The majority of these businesses are quick-service restaurants, but they also consist of restaurants, commercial and residential services, and real estate. Franchise owners make lucrative livings from these established… Read more »

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Who could have predicted how 2020 would turn out? The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped our world in ways we couldn’t have imagined at the beginning of the year. The long-term effects of a virus that’s still out there eight months later are that brick-and-mortar retailers, airlines, restaurants, and the hotel industry are all struggling. Politico says… 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 »