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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Find the Hardest-Working Millennials

There is a common misconception that millennials are not as hardworking as previous generations. This notion usually comes from people who don’t have much experience working with people of varying ages. You may have to adapt your recruiting and hiring process to attract and retain the newest entries to the labor market, but understanding what… Read more »

Use Interview Questions to Test for Soft Skills

A quick perusal of their resume offers an overview of a candidate’s skills and experience. A few probing interview questions will confirm them. Soft skills are harder to evaluate. You must get behind the candidate’s interview face to really get to know him and learn what he may be like on the job. Approach interviews… Read more »

The Competency Model: What Is It and How Will It Help

The Food and Beverage Service Competency Model introduced earlier this year is an exciting development for the industry. It was created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. This model sets criteria for what knowledge, skills and abilities are required for those working in the industry. When the guidelines are followed, it will likely improve… 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 »