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 »

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 »

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 »