All Blog Posts Tagged 'resources' (19)


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Obama Care

Affordable Care Act is the law. Community Ambassador Benefit Fund is needed now, more than ever. CAB Fund provides resources for Hospitality workers who face financial crisis from unexpected health care emergencies. It pays for itself with help from the people who need it most, the Hospitality industry. Crazy? Maybe. I started out trying to fix bad taxi service but this is where it led. By simply calling a Capt.CAB driver, 15% of every fare supports CAB Fund.

The drivers are a kind of…

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Added by Kevin Brown on November 14, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Training Hospitality Employees through available State Grant Funds in NJ and beyond.

Grant Funded Hospitality Training 

If your hostess and server team is spiraling out of control, or you're interested in honing their skills to generate better guest service and hopefully improve sales, consider state grant programs.  These programs can be made available to independent, small chain, and corporate restaurants.

Understanding Grant Opportunities

Many states make grant funds available to employers in good tax standing to…

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Added by Jonathan Raduns on May 17, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Experts Agree: Prepare for the Tightening Hospitality Talent Market

It’s been four years since we entered The Great Recession. Now, at long last, optimism about economic growth in Leisure & Hospitality and Food & Beverage is taking root.

For operators this means finding leaders who have the skills and proficiency to do the job will become harder and harder. Sourcing values and character matches will be a monumental challenge.  Operators will need to step up benefits and retention strategies, and salaries will begin to rise…

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Added by Joseph D'Alessandro on January 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Single Mother Wins $200,000 in Job Bias Case

Culled from Inc. Magazine January 25, 2010



Dena Lockwood says her employer fired her after she stayed home from work to care for a sick child.



In what's being seen as a wake-up call to employers about an emerging area of employment law covering parents, Chicago's Commission on Human Relations has awarded more than $200,000 to a women who was fired from her job after she missed a meeting to care for a sick child.



Here's the link.....… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on January 27, 2010 at 12:11am — No Comments


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List Of Things To Do Now

Like most of you, I have a perpetual list of things to do. Also, like many others, I suspect, my list seems longer at the end of each day than the beginning. Therefore, I’m NOT here to suggest ways to improve your life by managing your personal list. This column has a different focus.



Most owner operators, at some point, will want or need to raise capital, whether via a complete sale or solicitation of debt or equity. There’s a long list of things which should or must occur to be… Continue

Added by Rod Guinn on December 11, 2009 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

DAWG Talk: Who's Interviewing Who?

In my line of business, it’s not uncommon to hear horror stories. Stories about candidates who have, let’s just say, approached the interview process the wrong way.



Often, candidates seeking new opportunities are in a whole new world. They’re out of the element and unsure of the best means for finding new options. That discomfort sometimes leads to frustration and sometimes frustration leads to poor interview performance.



What is, perhaps, less talked about is the poor… Continue

Added by David Rose on December 10, 2009 at 5:59am — No Comments

Sodexo Uses Social Media in Recruiting Hospitality Professionals

A number of weeks ago I met Kerry Noone, Marketing Communications Manager for Sodexo's Talent Acquisition Group over Twitter. While I do not remember the context of the original dialogue, we’ve chatted at length about Sodexo’s use of social media – especially in recruiting top talent for their organization. Kerry has over 3,000 followers on Twitter and 228 on Facebook.



Sodexo recognized the proposition value of using social media in recruiting in 2007, more than tripling the traffic… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on November 4, 2009 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

Social Media Policy for Employee Handbooks

Social Media Employee Policy (Hospitality)



Have you updated your employee handbook to cover staff use of social media? You should – and quick.



It’s a very safe bet that 95% of your staff are on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other networks. Some of them probably have blogs. You might think they’re just chatting away about their personal lives. I’ll bet you some of them have talked about work online.



What’s your employee policy about discussing work… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on September 20, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Gecko Takes Time To Serve Up Hospitality And Great Food At Ronald McDonald House

Chicago, Illinois - August 4, 2009 - Over 12 recruiters from the largest hospitality recruiting firm arrived in Chicago one day early to volunteer their time at the Ronald McDonald House at the University of Chicago. Traditionally, Gecko Hospitality holds one of its bi-annual meetings in Chicago and has grown accustomed to arriving early and spend time to prepare dinner for those families who have children undergoing medical treatment at the University of Chicago. "Since we're all from the… Continue

Added by Robert Krzak on August 11, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

IS YOUR RECRUITER OR RECRUITING FIRM CERTIFIED?

Three years ago, my company, Gecko Hospitality took a giant leap of progression in certifying ninety percent (90%) of it’s recruiters through the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) as Certified Personnel Consultants (CPC). Think of NAPS as the National Restaurant Association (NRA) or the International Hotel and Motel Association (IHMA) to the restaurant / hospitality industry and the importance each association brings to our profession.



Would you agree to be operated… Continue

Added by Robert Krzak on July 3, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments


Non-Operator
Becoming a better me

Perhaps you remember the story of the person who goes to the doctor and the doctor upon his examination tells the patient he needs to lose weight, begin physical activity, stop smoking and change self destructive habits. The patient, upon leaving the office murmurs, “quack” and immediately finds another doctor.



There are many managers who in essence do the same thing. I speak from personal experience, in my early career I was like that, I worked hard, too hard, which is precisely the… Continue

Added by Mark Frank on March 1, 2009 at 6:42am — No Comments


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80/20 Rule Applied

Most of us are familiar with the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Effect, as it is most commonly known. The 80/20 rule has been represented in business discussion as 80 percent of production comes from 20 percent of the producers for many years. More broadly the 80/20 rule has been applied to every imaginable situation in business with amazing accuracy. Reading this complex information is fairly heady stuff, not known for light content, however a little struggling makes it more understandable.… Continue

Added by Mark Frank on December 2, 2008 at 1:53pm — 4 Comments

Free ways to save energy in the kitchen

People toss around the terms green and energy efficient a lot these days. They are the new buzz words for many industries. But are they the same?

To me, green means friendly, and energy efficient means it's going to save me money.

The terms are closely related, but I think it's important to understand the differences in order to implement them effectively in your establishment, and to determine which avenue is the most important to you.

According to…

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Added by Dani on October 22, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments


Non-Operator
Are we really going to be 10,000,000 employees short in 2010

My answer to this question is NO.



Two main reasons.

1. We keep finding new ways to use technology to make the workforce more productive.

2.Baby Boomer are going to be in no hurry to retire.



What can the restaurant industry do to attract and retain this older generation of workers?



Last week there was a great article supported by some great research on the Staffing.Org… Continue

Added by Mel Kleiman on September 22, 2008 at 6:40am — 2 Comments


Non-Operator
What does Turnover really cost

The most important decision we ever make is who we choose to let in the doors to take care of our customers. Every time we hire a new employee, we put a lot on the line. Just one bad decision costs a lot in terms of time and money, but a bad hiring decision will also cost in terms of lost productivity, efficiency, poor customer service and teamwork too. The one thing a bad hire is guaranteed to give you is more aggravation.

How would you feel if you were robbed of $500? And not just once,… Continue

Added by Mel Kleiman on September 19, 2008 at 8:03am — 21 Comments

Labor pains

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. job market faces some tough challenges very soon. Over the next ten years (2006-2016), our nation’s overall labor force will increase by 10 percent, or 15.6 million jobs. However, the number of workers between the ages of 16 and 24 will fall. Furthermore, the share of workers in the 25-to-54 age range will also decrease.



While these figures may trouble numerous industries,… Continue

Added by restaurantdotorg on July 31, 2008 at 7:27am — 2 Comments

Some Typical Restaurant Manager Interview Questions

Following are some of the typical interview questions you should be prepared to answer truthfully, confidently, succinctly, and intelligently when interviewing for a management position. Remember, these questions are used not only to elicit a direct response, but also to assess your thought processes, work ethic, personality, perception of your self and others, etc. You should always try to answer in a positive fashion or with an answer that will indicate a positive resolution or outcome… Continue

Added by Tony Lyons on March 22, 2008 at 6:06pm — 5 Comments

Google's Local Search Rocks!

Of course, that depends on who you ask. As a hungry consumer, I applaud Google’s recent decision to include more local business results. Check out this search for restaurants in my town:…

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Added by Restaurant Guru on January 30, 2008 at 9:56am — No Comments


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