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How to Know When You’re on Thin Ice at Work

Scott Samuels, CEO of Horizon Hospitality, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal People who perform poorly in certain tasks often aren’t aware of their shortcomings, but there are signs if you learn how to look for them It starts with an uneasy feeling: You’re left out of meetings you used to attend. The boss… Read more »

Asking Candidates for Salary History May NOW Have Legal Implications

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Recent discussions have employers wondering if they should be asking candidates for salary history during the interview process. Of particular concern is Oregon’s Equal Pay Act, portions of which are to go into effect in October 2017. Along with many other provisions, it contains the admonishment that employers may not ask an applicant how much… Read more »

What Makes Customers NOT Return?

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Every smart hospitality professional knows that repeat customers are the best customers. Do you feel like the return rate at your restaurant or hotel is below average among your competitors? It’s critical that you examine the customer experience to ensure you are treating customers the way you would wish to be treated to keep them… Read more »

Where Do You Go (in Your Career Search) When You Don’t Know Where to Go?

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As a hospitality professional, you know there are many opportunities in the industry. Getting a little expert advice can help you make smarter career decisions – whether you’re looking for your first management position, changing industries, juggling offers or hoping to relocate to a highly desirable location. You may have questions like: Which opportunity is… Read more »

Repeat Customers Want Hospitality, Not Service

You may pride yourself on providing high-quality service, but let’s be honest, in a service industry, that just means you’re doing your job. If you want to win and retain customers you have to deliver more. Repeat customers, in particular, want to feel that they are valued – that they are more than just another… Read more »

Thinking about Career Relocation? Here’s What You Must Consider

Relocating for your career and be exciting and often lucrative. But what factors must you consider before making the move?  It’s rare to be offered a relocation package in this industry unless you are very high up the corporate ladder. Assuming that the venture will be on your dime, here are some things to think… Read more »

Keep Your Top Employees Longer With These Tips

With all the time and energy that’s put into hiring, you would think employers would focus more on keeping great people. But like in many relationships, some restaurant and hotel managers often take their best people for granted. Why? They get the job done, they don’t need a lot of management and they are drama-free.… Read more »