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How Are Restaurants Embracing the Craft Beer Boom?

The craft beer trend shows no signs of slowing down. For restaurants, this can represent a boom or a bust – depending on whether you find a way to incorporate it into your business model, or ignore it, thinking it’s a passing fad. Why should you embrace the craft beer boom? Simply put – larger… Read more »

Horizon Hospitality Joins SRA

PRESS RELEASE Horizon Hospitality Joins the Sanford Rose Associates® Executive Search Network Sanford Rose Associates® Executive Search Network continues to grow its network with the partnership of Horizon Hospitality Associates, Inc., the newest member of the Sanford Rose Associates (SRA) network of offices. Horizon Hospitality is recognized as the leading source of talent for hotels,… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Using Video Interviews

When you’re looking for the best people in a tight talent market, you will need to cast a wider net. One option is to interview candidates located outside your area.  The cost of bringing candidates to your location for an interview may be prohibitive for all but the highest-level positions or for anything except the… Read more »

Do You Need to Evaluate Your Annual Performance Review?

Hospitality employers sometimes wonder if annual performance reviews are worth the time and energy they spend preparing for them. What’s the payoff? They cause stress for employees and may not be an effective method for evaluating and improving performance. Is it time to reconsider your process? Timeliness. In a consumer-facing business like hospitality, it’s essential… Read more »

Focus on Talent and It Will Lead to a More Diverse Staff

Building a diverse staff is a frequent goal of leaders in the hospitality business. But how can you reach out to a broad range of people without sacrificing the high standards you have for your staff? It may not be as challenging as you think to attract highly qualified diverse talent to your hotel or… Read more »

Properly Respond to Online Customer Complaints During Their Experience

When it comes to online customer complaints, the more promptly you address them, the better. In the hospitality industry, you sometimes have an advantage that other businesses do not. Your guests may be with you for several days, giving you the opportunity to rectify any problems before they even leave your premises. Keep up with… Read more »

How Do Employees Learn on the Job and Not Affect Your Service?

The hospitality industry requires a lot of on-the-job training. But guest experience cannot suffer while you are getting your people up to speed. How can you train new employees and improve the skills of veterans while maintaining your usual service standards? Training new employees People tend to learn faster by doing, especially in the hospitality… Read more »

4 Keys to Success after Receiving a Promotion

Winning a promotion is exciting. You put in a lot of hard work to get there and you’re probably eager to show what you can do. It’s natural to want to make a great first impression on the job, but it’s important not to bite off more than you can chew. Choose just a few… Read more »

Delegate Tasks to Your Staff the Right Way

Often, you rise to the ranks of manager because you excel at getting things done. But you’ll soon find that you can’t possibly do it all yourself, no matter how hard you try. That’s when you must learn to delegate – no matter how hard it is to give up that bit of control. Here… Read more »