Blog

Dealing with Bad Reviews

One of the first lessons to learn in the hospitality industry is that you can’t please everyone. What’s too cold for one guest is too hot for another. One person’s nicely seasoned meal is too bland for the next diner. The trouble is that the customer who would once complain to his brother-in-law about his… Read more »

Rallying the Troops

Keeping a restaurant running requires a lot of different skill sets – and a lot of different personalities. But it’s critical that all these different types of people learn to work in concert.  From the manager in the front of the house to the executive chef in back and the bussers who run in between,… Read more »

5 Tips To Keeping Employees Not Only Engaged, But Happy

Much focus is placed these days on keeping employees engaged. But is that enough? Keeping your employees happy is the key to reducing turnover, increasing operational efficiency and improving your bottom line. How can you ensure that your employees are happy and engaged? Communicate Your Vision Let them in on your dreams and plans. Employees… Read more »

How To Retain Seasonal Employees To Reduce Turnover

Busy seasons can be a great proving ground for new employees. But how can you ensure that the best of them want to stay once their expected tenure is over? Laying the groundwork ahead of time is the key. Make Them Feel Like Part Of The Team. Your existing employees may subtly (or less than… Read more »

The Cost Of A Bad Hire And How To Avoid It

A single bad hire can cost an employer up to 30% of the individual’s first year compensation. In the hospitality field, damages can go farther and wider. One bad hire touches so many people – both customers and employees, that there is no telling how far the ripples will extend. Impact of Bad Hires Employees… Read more »

Using Assessments and Pre-Screening Tools to Hire the Best Talent

Screening resumes and interviewing is only the start of the hiring process. Both are subjective and prone to human error. Adding screenings and assessments can help to uncover a candidate’s hidden talents and problem areas in an objective manner. But screenings are just a tool.  Assess the information you glean from them along with the… Read more »

Three Behavioral Interview Tips To Calm Your Fears

Interviews are intimidating enough already. Behavioral interviews add another layer of pressure onto an already stressful situation. Taking the time to prepare and craft a cohesive career story can make your behavioral interview go a little smoother. The purpose of a behavioral interview is to get to know how you tick, how you’ll fit in… Read more »