How Do You Know What To Look For In A Candidate?

Strategic Hospitality Search How Do You Know What To Look For In A Candidate

BIG QUESTIONS SERIES: ANSWERING THE MOST COMMON AGENCY QUESTIONS If only 12% of workers are actively looking for a new job, but 45% would be open to talking to a recruiter about the right opportunity, how do we know which candidates to approach? What characteristics get our attention—positively and negatively? And how can we be…

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How Quickly Can You Hire Me Someone?

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BIG QUESTIONS SERIES: ANSWERING THE MOST COMMON AGENCY QUESTIONS In this series of articles, we tackle the most commonly asked questions of our recruiters. Follow our blog or subscribe to our email newsletter for more FAQ answers. In the growing hospitality industry, a job is filled every 2.5 seconds. Yet, nearly three in four employers…

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Shouldn’t All Your Hires Be Guaranteed?

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BIG QUESTIONS SERIES: ANSWERING THE MOST COMMON AGENCY QUESTIONS After weeks of recruiting and vetting, you’ve interviewed, selected, and hired your candidate. But what if the worst-case scenario happens? Qualified staff members resign. Employees have to be terminated for unforeseen reasons. Now you have to re-hire a position you just filled. Where do you go…

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42 Retention Practices For Hospitality Operators

Hiring the right hospitality talent is top of mind for every executive. Right behind that concern is recruiting’s twin sibling, retention. It’s not enough just to recruit top talent. You have to work just as hard to retain them. To help you and your staff craft an effective retention strategy, we’ve compiled an easy-to-read list…

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Social Media Killers and Helpers

It’s in the palm of our hand and it’s the first place we go to get information: the Google Bar, Twitter, Facebook, and the news sites we have bookmarked. It’s so easy; we get the info we want in under a second. So, when you send your resume to a company, what’s to prevent them…

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Boost Your Career And Become More Valuable Through Certifications

Leaders are learners. The best leaders keep learning throughout their career. Continuous education not only propels you to excellence as an operator, but it is also a great way to increase attractiveness to potential employers. Since getting into a classroom a few days a week won’t work for most busy Chefs, Managers, and Executives, consider…

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Seven Ways to Wreck Your Interview

This month marks seventeen years in hospitality recruiting and, like Farmers Insurance, “we know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two.” We have seen talented candidates – Executives, Chefs, and Managers – lose an opportunity because of one slip. Whether you’re the CEO or the Sous Chef, you have equal opportunity…

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I Think My New Boss Doesn’t Like Me…Now What?

Making a job or career transition can be stressful. Complicating the challenge are the emotions that surface when we are introduced to a new environment and new people. People who have been working together for a while have bonds forged in the work they have done together. It is only natural to feel like a…

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Hospitality Interviews: “You’re on!”

One of my mentors in hospitality told me, “The moment your feet touch the ground on property, consider yourself ‘on.’” He would repeat these words when addressing resort operations staff prior to high season, letting us all know that we are to be ambassadors of our resort brand to every one of our guests. This…

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Four Keys to Multi-unit Leadership

In my previous role, I had the honor of supporting a great number of amazing multi-unit restaurant leaders over the course of twelve years. I learned as much from them as I hope they did from me. I think the roles of Area Director, Regional Manager, and other multi-unit roles are the most important posts…

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