Career Crafting & Job Drafting

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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 »

The Restaurant Industry is Making a Comeback! But How?

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3 Reasons Why Some Restaurants Are UP in Sales Over 2019 Yes, the restaurant industry, as a whole, has suffered terribly because of the COVID virus and the subsequent state and federally mandated shutdowns and restrictions on business.  State by state, governors have targeted (fairly or not) the hospitality and travel industries with rules and… Read more »

What to Do in The Meantime….

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After months of being out of work, it can be frustrating to feel like there is no end in sight. At a certain point – we have two choices. We can either mope around and keep feeling sorry for ourselves, or we can use this season to better our professional selves. If we choose the… Read more »

Job Seeker MUST KNOW Advice and Tips with Jeremy Nichols

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Are you struggling with how to STAND OUT as a candidate in the current “new normal” that the hospitality industry is facing? Jeremy Nichols shares his MUST KNOW advice and tips for job seekers in this situation. Florida’s Top Hospitality Recruiter, Jeremy Nichols, takes time on a daily basis to help people in his network… Read more »

Gecko Hospitality Attends the New England Club Managers Association’s Annual Business Expo

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  On January 13, 2020 Franchise Partner Evan Kaplan, along with Recruiter Sara Sheiffele, had the pleasure of representing Gecko Hospitality at the New England Club Managers Association’s annual Business Expo. The expo was held at the beautiful Andover Country Club in Andover, MA and hosted by Francisco Ventura, CCM, and Boyd Holk, CCM, CCE…. Read more »

4 Tips for Dealing With a Difficult Boss

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Eventually, most employees encounter a difficult boss. In fact, half of all adults have quit a job to get away from a superior to improve their quality of life. “Difficult” can mean many things: a micromanager, hothead, poor communicator, someone with lousy interpersonal skills, someone unconstructively or excessively critical, someone who openly shows favoritism, someone… Read more »

Feeling Burned Out? Try These Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

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Feeling Burned Out? Try These Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

“Burnout” isn’t a particularly scientific term, but it’s definitely a real condition. It’s a form of deep-seated exhaustion that can result from a prolonged high-stress situation if the stress isn’t effectively managed. For example, there’s “caregiver burnout,” which affects people caring for a disabled or terminally ill loved one. But probably the most common form… Read more »

The Best Way to Address a Customer Complaint With Your Employees

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The Best Way to Address a Customer Complaint With Your Employees

Nobody likes receiving customer complaints, but it’s part of doing business. And as the cliché goes, “the customer is always right”—even when they aren’t. If a customer walks away from a transaction feeling disrespected, taken advantage of or otherwise unhappy, it hurts your brand. When you get a complaint, it’s an opportunity to improve performance… Read more »

Gecko Hospitality Named to Forbes 2018 List of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms

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FORT MYERS, Fla., May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Gecko Hospitality, one of North America’s premiere recruiting firms that connects top talent and companies within the hospitality and restaurant industries, was named to Forbes 2018 list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting firms, ranking 160 among the 250 firms selected to the list. “It’s an incredible honor… Read more »

Hospitality Manager Job – Survive vs Well Paid

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If you want to be a hospitality manager then you need to take off the rose-colored glasses and take a hard look at the job- not as a worker sees it, but as the owners and investors see it. Financial Planning There is a reason why a financial manager can earn a median of $117,000 and… Read more »