Joseph D'Alessandro
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Kevin Brown commented on Joseph D'Alessandro's blog post Restaurant & Hospitality Execs: Half of Your Managers Are Planning to Resign. What Are You Going to Do About It?
"My experiences in pursuing a career in Hospitality management inspired me to abandon the path because of executives who ignored the very issues you address. The seminal barrier to focusing and implementing the programs and solutions you suggest is…"
Aug 31, 2012
Joseph D'Alessandro's blog post was featured

Restaurant & Hospitality Execs: Half of Your Managers Are Planning to Resign. What Are You Going to Do About It?

More than 50% of your managers are unsatisfied and looking for a better opportunity.The  overall US economy may be lagging, but your industry has been hiring new staff at a time when the average manager is unsatisfied and looking for a change. The paradigm shift to a “candidate’s market” is most certainly underway. If you want to win the war for talent and…See More
Aug 24, 2012
Joseph D'Alessandro posted a blog post

Restaurant & Hospitality Execs: Half of Your Managers Are Planning to Resign. What Are You Going to Do About It?

More than 50% of your managers are unsatisfied and looking for a better opportunity.The  overall US economy may be lagging, but your industry has been hiring new staff at a time when the average manager is unsatisfied and looking for a change. The paradigm shift to a “candidate’s market” is most certainly underway. If you want to win the war for talent and…See More
Aug 23, 2012
James commented on Joseph D'Alessandro's blog post Corporate Retention, Compensation and Behavior
"Geat blog, Joseph.  I liked hearing your take on turnover, culture, and benchmarking. I believe you have nailed some primary reasons for high turnover.  We may run into each other somewhere, as our focus is on web-based restaurant staff…"
Jul 2, 2012
James liked Joseph D'Alessandro's blog post Corporate Retention, Compensation and Behavior
Jun 29, 2012
Joseph D'Alessandro's blog post was featured

Corporate Retention, Compensation and Behavior

In the past few years, a slow economy and shaky job market have actually helped keep key personnel on staff. A secure position was enough to overcome the temptation to leave for higher pay or new opportunities.However, in the past six months the calls from single-unit, independent operations have risen sharply compared to 2010 and 2011. These operations are hungry for talented staff. The “Indies” do not have corporate recruiting resources at their disposal, so when they cannot find needed staff…See More
Jun 27, 2012
Joseph D'Alessandro posted a blog post

Corporate Retention, Compensation and Behavior

In the past few years, a slow economy and shaky job market have actually helped keep key personnel on staff. A secure position was enough to overcome the temptation to leave for higher pay or new opportunities.However, in the past six months the calls from single-unit, independent operations have risen sharply compared to 2010 and 2011. These operations are hungry for talented staff. The “Indies” do not have corporate recruiting resources at their disposal, so when they cannot find needed staff…See More
Jun 25, 2012
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Capturing and Keeping Attention on Your Resume

Ah, the advancements of technology. E-mail gives us the power to rifle through correspondence. Click – skim – click attachment – scan – close attachment…Then what? Respond, forward, file, or delete. In corporate talent acquisition, let’s define those actions:Respond = Success. The recipient is interested, and is advising you of the next step.Forward = The recipient sees something in you, and is sending to a peer or manager for further verification that what they see on your résumé is indeed a…See More
Jun 7, 2012

Profile Information

Title
President
Company
Strategic Hospitality Search
Website
http://shs.jobs
Twitter Handle
@shsagency
What best describes my company
Fine Dining
Interests
Career Advancement, Consulting, Making Friends, Networking, Job inquiries, Business deals, Recruiting new employees, Keeping in touch
Biography
Mission:
To successfully serve our clients as the best source of talent for their hospitality operations, and to represent our candidates with confidentiality and integrity.

Specialties:
Retained and contingency search for executives and managers in the hotel, restaurant, club, private estate, catering, and foodservice industries.

CEO at Strategic Hospitality Search
July 2002 – Present
www.strategichospitalitysearch.com

Senior Recruiter at Ritt-Ritt & Associates
August 2000 – July 2002

Working Executive Chef/Restaurateur/Culinary Career
January 1987 – August 2000 (13 years 8 months)
Thirteen year culinary leadership career leading to Executive Chef, Corporate Chef and Chef/Proprietor

Executive Chef/Chef/Sous Chef at Levy Restaurants
February 1991 – March 1995
Years in the Industry
24

Joseph D'Alessandro's Blog

Restaurant & Hospitality Execs: Half of Your Managers Are Planning to Resign. What Are You Going to Do About It?

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 11:43am 1 Comment

More than 50% of your managers are unsatisfied and looking for a better opportunity.

The  overall US economy may be lagging, but your industry has been hiring new staff at a time when the average manager is unsatisfied and looking for a change. The paradigm shift to a “candidate’s market” is most certainly underway. If you want to win the war for…

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Corporate Retention, Compensation and Behavior

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 1:28pm 1 Comment

In the past few years, a slow economy and shaky job market have actually helped keep key personnel on staff. A secure position was enough to overcome the temptation to leave for higher pay or new opportunities.

However, in the past six months the calls from single-unit, independent operations have risen sharply compared to 2010 and 2011. These operations are hungry for talented staff. The “Indies” do not have corporate recruiting resources at their disposal, so when they cannot find…

Continue

Capturing and Keeping Attention on Your Resume

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 9:51am 0 Comments

Ah, the advancements of technology. E-mail gives us the power to rifle through correspondence. Click – skim – click attachment – scan – close attachment…

Then what? Respond, forward, file, or delete. In corporate talent acquisition, let’s define those actions:

Respond = Success. The recipient is interested, and is advising you of the next step.

Forward = The recipient sees something in you, and is sending to a peer or manager for further…

Continue

Positive Lodging Industry Outlook Means Increasing Demand for Talent

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 8:39am 0 Comments

At the American Hospitality & Lodging Association (AHLA) Hotel Industry Leadership Panel earlier this month, a panel of veteran hotel executives concurred that, although no dynamic or dramatic upswing is on the horizon, the sector as a whole will enjoy moderate growth and gradual improvement over the next two years. Demand is up, supply is tight, local governments are helping with development projects, and staying one step ahead of…

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If Perception Is Reality, Are You At Risk?

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Your attire, handshake and eye contact still matter significantly. But if your head is in the sand about your media presence, you need to get serious about ensuring your public media persona – your true first impression – is up to snuff.

In a study of 300 corporate hiring professionals conducted by social media monitoring service Reppler, the following was discovered:

  • 91% used social networking sites to screen…
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At 8:03pm on December 1, 2009, Giuseppe Rosati said…
Hi Joseph!
I just wanted to inform you that for a limited time, our restaurant job board RestoGigs is offering FREE job postings exclusively to FohBoh members. Just enter discount code fohboh when posting a job. Thousands of qualified restaurant industry workers see our postings daily. We welcome you to come take advantage of this offer.
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At 11:13am on January 8, 2008, Matt Svacina said…
Hi Joseph, nice to meet you. I am one of the IPOE analysts for the company. It's quite an experience. Where did you work for Levy?
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