Culinary Management

Why Do You Invest So Much Time With Each Client

BIG QUESTIONS SERIES: ANSWERING THE MOST COMMON AGENCY QUESTIONS When searching for talent, most of the focus is put on candidates. Finding a skilled and experienced candidate. Getting a candidate to accept an offer. Onboarding, training, and keeping a candidate. But in a successful placement, the company doing the hiring is just as important. That’s…

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Why Invest In A Recruiter?

Strategic Hospitality Search Why Invest In A Recruiter

BIG QUESTIONS SERIES: ANSWERING THE MOST COMMON AGENCY QUESTIONS   Posting a job opening on an online job board is common practice in today’s digital world. Job listing websites boast low posting costs and centralized management of submitted applications. But posting an open position is just the beginning. The real work (and costs) come after…

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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?

Strategic Hospitality Search How Quickly Can You Find Me Someone To Hire Header

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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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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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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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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Hurrying Often Results in a Bad Hire

We know that the people in your organization are the most critical factor in your success, but do you spend enough time identifying, recruiting, and retaining top-caliber people? In my experience, most organizations do not. When a talent vacancy occurs leaving you short-staffed, you want to fill it as quickly as possible. The problem with…

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Solving the Riddle of Tenure

Statistics hold the power to do many things, but “shocking” is generally not one of them. However, the latest bi-annual release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stats did just that: Median job tenure in hotels and restaurants increased 44% from 2002 to 2012. How is that possible if we keep hearing hospitality operators consistently grumbling…

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The Return of Risk-Taking: Restaurant & Hospitality Sector Choosing Growth

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and STR Global have each recently published reports that indicate solid industry growth for restaurants and hotels in 2014. Many operators are enjoying solid gains and investing those funds back into their companies in the form of capital expenditures and additional units. The most striking stat to me from the…

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Are You Screening For Character?

Your business depends upon establishing trust between you and your customers, guests, and associates. Skills and competence play critical roles, but we go back to businesses that we trust. Your customers don’t trust your “business.” They trust the people in your business. When it comes to building your team, character counts. Character is “the set…

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