“I make more on unemployment”

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…not so fast! As a recruiter in the hospitality industry for the past 16+ years I have placed talented managers, chefs, and executives with some of New England’s best restaurants, hotel, catering, entertainment, and grocery companies. As businesses begin to open back up again, I am hearing people say they don’t want to go back… Read more »

Can I Really Find Hospitality Candidates on Glassdoor?

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Did you know Glassdoor has 64 million unique users every month? From the sheer size alone, it’s likely that you’ll run into hospitality candidates. It’s one of the easiest to use and well-known of all the job sites, offering jobs, job tips, reviews of employers, and much more. It’s a great resource for recruiters and… Read more »

4 Ways to Attract Passive Hospitality Talent

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When the labor market is tight, attracting the passive candidate is a recruiting imperative. Passive candidates are the workers that aren’t actively looking for a job. That makes them very hard to find; after all, it’s not like they’re answering your hiring ad. Today, attracting the passive candidate takes skill and perseverance. Enticing the passive… Read more »

Can Instagram Improve Your Recruiting Process?

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Far from being just a social media channel to post charming pictures of your children, Instagram is one of the most popular venues to reach new candidates for the jobs you’re trying to fill. This article will look at how this social channel can take your recruiting efforts to the next level by reaching more… Read more »

Where to Go if You Want to Recruit Top Restaurant Talent

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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 »

5 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Millennials

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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 »

Stop Losing Talent at the Last Hour – Best Practices for Closing on a Job Offer

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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 »

How to Eliminate Gender Bias When Hiring in the Bartending Industry

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Diversity matters. Having a bias towards any type of person creates homogeny in the workplace that can stifle creativity. This is true for any industry, including hospitality, where having a diverse team helps companies understand the needs of a diverse client base. In the restaurant industry, gender bias can be an issue. Male bartenders dominate,… Read more »

Important Reminders When Recruiting Millennials

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics says most workers average about four years in a job. That is unless the employee is a millennial. According to the latest statistics, millennials stay in jobs for less than three years, marking them as having the potential to hold 15 to 20 jobs by the time they retire. What… Read more »

4 Interview Red Flags When Hiring Hospitality Executives

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Anyone can look good on paper. That’s why hiring managers conduct the interview process to help discern any candidate red flags the resume might have hidden. This is especially important in the hospitality industry, where employees come in direct contact with your customers. Choosing the wrong person could negatively affect your ability to keep the… Read more »