“Turkeys for Tots” Supports Food Insecure Families Across Southwest Florida

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Gecko Hospitality, one of North America’s premiere recruiting firms that connects top talent and companies within the hospitality and restaurant industries, announced the kickoff of its annual “Turkeys for Tots” fundraising drive. “The number of people — especially children — who experience daily food insecurity in our area is astounding,” said Robert Krzak, President, Gecko… Read more »

Best Ways to Maintain a Work-Life Balance as a Hotel Manager

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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 »

Gecko Hospitality Named One of Forbes Best Professional Recruiting Firms

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Some things are just worth doing. At Gecko Hospitality, we believe in matching the best talent with top employers in the service industry. This year we were recognized for our outstanding efforts by Forbes, who named us to their list of America’s 250 best professional recruiting firms in the nation. This is the second year… Read more »

Are Millennials Job Hopping?

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We decided to tackle some of the stereotypes associated with the millennial generation, which is the population between 22 and 37 years old. It’s likely you’ve heard that this generation is immature, technology-obsessed, self-centered, and job hoppers. But is this assumption true or a myth? If it’s true, could the job-hopping be less about self-centeredness… Read more »

7 Reasons Working in the Service Industry Will Prepare You for Long Term Success

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Working in the hospitality industry is not only a solid career that can provide you with an attractive paycheck, it can also teach you many skills that you can apply in life. But for the non-career-tracked hospitality worker, having a job in this industry, even for a short time, can prepare you to succeed in… Read more »

What to Look For When Hiring Someone With Excellent Customer Service Skills

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The most crucial skill for anyone in the hospitality industry is the ability to be hospitable. This is another way of saying they have excellent customer service skills. Anyone in the hospitality field will tell you dealing with customers take high-level skills that not everyone has or wants to learn. These skills are particularly important… Read more »

Gecko Hospitality Named to Forbes 2019 List of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms

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Selected for second consecutive year Fort Myers, FL — Gecko Hospitality, North America’s premiere recruiting firm that connects top talent and companies within the hospitality and restaurant industries, was named to Forbes list of America’s 250 Best Professional Recruiting firms. This is the second year that Gecko was independently nominated and selected based on quality… Read more »

What Does My Sous Chef Career Look Like?

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Popular television shows like Top Chef and Master Chef have glorified the cool factor in restaurant work. The chef and their team conduct “art” and “put their heart on the plate” in what seems like an exciting and passionate work environment. Head chefs are like great military leaders, barking out orders to their scrambling restaurant… Read more »

Survey Finds Hospitality Industry Salary Increases for Women Outpace Men for Third Year Running

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FORT MYERS, FLA. (PRWEB) MARCH 18, 2019 Gecko Hospitality, North America’s premiere recruiting firm that connects top talent and companies within the hospitality and restaurant industries, released its fourth annual Hospitality Management Salary Survey Report. “Every year, we uncover trends that surprise us,” said Robert Krzak, President, Gecko Hospitality. “This is the most comprehensive salary survey… Read more »

Negotiating the Manager, or Director’s Employment Agreement

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The hospitality industry relies heavily on recruiters. So, it is likely that you will have assistance with your employment agreement, from your recruiter, when negotiating your contract. A competitive negotiating style may help the company negotiate a commercial agreement. But, that is counter-productive when negotiating an executive’s employment agreement. The company has already invested time,… Read more »