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Can Your Local Company Continue to Ignore Google Plus? Not Any More!

When Google+ first appeared on the scene, it didn’t make much of a splash.  Its clean interface and relative lack of tools – especially tools to connect people to specific locations – made it less popular than Facebook and other social media sites for local businesses seeking to reach out to surrounding communities and clients. For some time, local companies could afford to ignore Google+ in the social media landscape.

 

The days of ignoring Google+ are…

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Added by Robert Krzak on August 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Habits Your Managers Have That Kill Employee Productivity

Like any human, managers make the occasional mistake.  Some mistakes are easily fixed, while others have lasting consequences.  Mistakes that kill employee productivity are especially costly, both to the team and to the organization as a whole.

 

Many productivity-killing mistakes are made in good faith; managers believe that their team really does have things “figured out” or that they’ve judged a situation correctly.  That’s why it’s so important for hospitality managers to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Effective Team-Building Tips to Help Your Company Reach New Heights

Every organization in the hospitality industry relies on teamwork to spur productivity, solve problems, and improve customer experiences. It’s no surprise, then, that team building has become a popular topic in the business world – but only effective team building will help your company prosper.

When is team building most effective? Studies show employees learn the most about teamwork when they’re cooperating in pursuit of a common goal. If you’re looking for ways to encourage…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Candidate Reject Your Salary Offer? Here’s What You Should Do

Hiring managers and owners throughout the hospitality industry have seen it: after a long search and several interviews, they find a top manager candidate who seems like a great fit - only to have the candidate turn down the offered salary.

 

While money isn’t the primary consideration on every manager’s list, it’s certainly one of the items the best candidates consider when pondering a job offer.  How your company responds when an initial salary offer is turned down does two…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cultivating Your Top Managers to Increase Retention Rates

When it comes to staffing key positions in any company, finding great people is only half the battle –keeping them is the other half.  To increase retention rates, cultivate managers with solid skills, experience, and the personal traits necessary to thrive within your company’s culture.

 

Five ways to improve talent management and increase retention include:

 

  • Use effective mentoring programs.  Effective mentoring programs offer more than just…
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Added by Robert Krzak on July 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Key Things to Help You Decide Whether to Hire or Wait for a Better Candidate

When your organization has an opening, it’s tempting to hold out for the “perfect” manager candidate. Many employers are doing just that, leaving job postings open for up to four times as long as they would have before the 2009 recession hit as they wait for the best possible candidate to drop them a line.

 

Why wait?  Companies offer several reasons, such as the belief that better candidates are available and the desire to make every hire “count” in a slow economy, when…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Promotion Killers for Restaurant Managers

Success is a habit – so is failure.

Successful people share specific traits – so do people who are overlooked for promotions.

 

There are several reasons why aspiring and talented managers fail to land prime management positions. The good news is that most of the behaviors that hold professionals back are learned. Any behavior that is learned can be unlearned. Coaches and Career Counselors help professionals sharpen their skills and develop the behaviors that make them…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Much Are You Worth to Employers

One common question a Recruiter asks at a job interview is for the Candidates expected pay.  One of the major challenges each Candidate faces is to determine how much they are worth. It can be difficult to assess your net worth when making a career change.  There are several things you must take into consideration before you can negotiate a competitive salary.

 

Salary Expectations

 

The first step is to forget what the college/university professor told you. No…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Has Your Restaurant Management Career Stalled?

No transition is ever easy. This is especially true in the workplace. You are prepared and experienced enough to perform your current job. The stresses and problems are familiar. You’ve worked out strategies for dealing with the day-to-day struggle.  You know what is expected, and you understand what you can expect from others.  Seniority, stability, and expertise all go out the door when you make a career change.

 

This is especially true when you move from a staff position to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Turning the Dream Job into Your Day Job

Success is a habit – so is failure

Successful people share the same habits – so do dreamers

Behavior is fluid; we can shape and mold it.

Many people have evolved from behaviors that limited their future

Many people have developed the behaviors needed to help them succeed.

 

Complete the following exercise one step at a time. Do not read ahead.

 

#1 On a piece of blank paper brainstorm what you want out of life. When you run out of ideas…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 30, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Career Development: Don’t Let Others Limit Your Future

Many Career professionals can work their whole careers without ever realizing that they are living someone else’s dream. Many professionals reach middle age before realizing that their personality and their current job represent a square peg forced into a round h***.

 

The hospitality industry offers a satisfying career for everyone; you just need to learn where you fit. The first thing you need to identify is whether you belong behind a restaurant manager’s desk, or the…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 23, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

What Jobs Incite Your Passions?

Do you know how to identify the difference between things you dream about, and things you are passionate about? The truly successful, happy person is someone who has found a job that is in line with their passions. These people love going to work because their job feeds their ‘emotional quotient’, their ‘love language’, and their self-worth.

When you have a job you can be passionate about you are actually energized by your job. You are rejuvenated when you overcome another problem.…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 9, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Career Development: Are you Motivated by your Dream or Your Passion?

Restaurant Managers rarely want to remain in their current position for the rest of their career. There is always another horizon to venture, a new challenge to accept, and a new mountain to conquer. The smart manager may not move from one company to another, but they will have developed a strong career path that will move their career in the direction they want to go.

The question that most career coaches ask is ‘why?’  What motivates you? Most people understand what they want. They…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 2, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Restaurant Management: Managing Motivation in Employees

Career coaching at the management level can be enlightening for both the coach and the manger. I recommend that everyone pursuing a restaurant management position take a few courses in life coaching and career coaching. The basic fundamentals of coaching provide the tools needed to understand yourself, your motives, and your strengths. It also provides the structure needed to manage a team successfully.

One core element teaches managers to understand the difference between a ‘want’…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are You Ready For a Career Change

Many people struggle with the uncertainty and purpose of changing their career path. It is important to know the right time to make the next move. For example, changing careers from restaurant manager to general manager requires more than having taken all the necessary courses.

When career coaching, I stress to professionals that their motivations, mindset, and confidence level is as important as their education and experience.  Long term goals are also important factors when…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Part 7 How to Identify Your Career Path

Career coaching helps people start the job search by looking at their wants and needs. These insights help people identify a job skill set where they posses natural talent.

1. What salary do you want?

There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper. What are you willing to sacrifice to reach that income level? Are you willing to work long hours? Are you willing to take courses in management, marketing, analysis and other topics that may be…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Restaurant Recruiters and Career Coaches

The hospitality industry is one of the most exciting and vibrant in the world. It puts you right on the front lines. The American dream could not exist without the Hospitality industry. There are thousands of jobs available every day. When you talk to the Human Resources Professionals and the Recruiters you constantly hear them complain that there are never enough job seekers to present as Candidates to the employers.

This may be a surprise to most job seekers who feel that there are…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Identify Your Dream Restaurant Manager’s Position

Not every restaurant offers the same environment. There are some basic questions you need to answer before you know which restaurant jobs you need to apply for, and which you need to let pass to another candidate.

Write a description of a typical day in your life when employed in your dream position?

Is your view of the job realistic? Have you gained enough experience to know whether you understand the job?

Do you know the job Tasks on a daily basis? Have you watched…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Successful Restaurant Manager: Survive vs. Thrive

One of the biggest obstacles to a successful management career is being forced into a position where you work to survive. A well developed career not only lets you survive most of the daily recommendations of the typical restaurant, but you’ll be in an environment where you’ll thrive.

 

Each manager will have priorities. It might be marketing, or maybe it is in the kitchen. What matters most to you, the profit margin or the customer experience? Take the time to explore these…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to develop a Restaurant Manager Career Strategy

Each Restaurant Candidate’s Manager Career Strategy will be unique. While the Restaurant Manager Job Description is fairly standard, how you prepare yourself for that job position will vary depending on your talents and learning style.

Before registering in post secondary education, or taking courses, then it is necessary to work backwards. It will be impossible to clearly identify what type of manager you will be. Restaurant manager candidate in training have a limited view of what…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.

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When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.

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Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.

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