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A recent report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) shows that the hospitality industry is doing a nice job of promoting from within. It states that industry employees “have been provided with significant opportunities for upward mobility and promotions, with no limitation on how far they can go.” This is good news for… Read more »

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The turnover rate in the restaurant industry hit 70% a few years ago and it shows no signs of slowing down. This is no news to most industry hiring teams who know that finding good help that lasts is increasingly difficult. This puts pressure on companies seeking good quality workers to keep their facilities functioning… Read more »

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There’s one thing that’s harder than running a hotel and that’s trying to maintain work-life balance while you’re doing it. Hotels run 24/7 and hotel managers are responsible for what happens under their roof during that time. Since the job can be all-consuming at times, finding a way back to real life is can be… Read more »

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Bad news always travels faster than good, which is why a poor online review of your restaurant can do some damage. You may not even feel the review is accurate, however, it still may negatively affect your business. What’s the best way to deal with a bad restaurant review? Is it worth trying to recover… Read more »

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The hospitality industry has changed. Technology and the speed in which we live has created changes in the way we run our hospitality businesses. The rise of the millennial population has created new demands on how we provide service to our guests. Additionally, new startup companies like Airbnb have forever changed our business. Here are… Read more »

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Millennials just surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest population cohort in the United States. Pew Research reports that one in three of our workers is now between the ages of 21 to 36. That’s 56 American workers just waiting for you to reach out, hire, and retain them. But will the same techniques that attracted… Read more »

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If you knew how much the highest-paid hospitality workers made, you might want to give up your day job. It’s true that hospitality staff and executives have great working environments that are lively, fun and certainly lucrative. But it’s the restaurant industry that has gotten a lot of attention lately, with shows like Top Chef… Read more »

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How many times have you done your best to recruit a candidate, only to have them walk away from the job offer? Say you’ve developed a good relationship, checked out their social media profile, checked references, made your best offer … and still lose the candidate to another company. It’s a competitive world out there… Read more »

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Gaps in employment on your resume can be a deal-breaker. You know the expression, “It’s always easier to find a job if you have a job”? Unfortunately, it’s generally true that employers frown upon employment dates that aren’t consecutive. This article will give you some tips for how to cover the gaps in a resume,… Read more »

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The National Association for Catering & Events (NACE) is a professional organization for event and catering specialists. NACE has been around for more than 60-years and has over 40 chapters and 3,500 members. Each year they host an annual conference. In 2019, the event was held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gecko Hospitality was pleased to attend… Read more »