Recruitment Trends in Hospitality

Hospitality workers require a certain tact. A good employee in the industry will have that special mix of personality, responsibility, trustworthiness, and dedication. And that’s not even mentioning the specialized skills they need to work efficiently in their day-to-day tasks.  This rare combination of skills makes a good hospitality workers hard to find. What’s more, in a competitive industry, these ideal employees are even harder to keep. Competitors are always looking to steal top talent from their rivals.  However, you can get an advantage by taking a creative approach. By looking beyond traditional measures of a job candidate, like specific training or obvious work experience, you can… Read more »

Ladder Safety Tips and Tricks

Safety often gets presented as a grand notion. It’s easier to talk about that way. Your PR staff will trumpet your commitment to safety. Your budget will include funds for safety training and equipment upgrades. Your HR department will outline everyone’s safety responsibility. But safety comes about as a day-to-day commitment. It’s a matter of doing seemingly simple tasks in a way that makes sure that no one gets hurt. And nothing is more seemingly simple than using a ladder. We’ve all operated one, cleaning gutters or hanging Christmas lights. However, falls represent one of the main causes of workplace… Read more »

How You Know It’s Time to Start an Employee Search

Strange as it sounds, you don’t always notice when you need additional workers. When a person leaves, it’s (usually) obvious you should replace them. But an employee departure doesn’t define the only times when you should start recruiting. After all, life unfolds a little bit at a time. You go to work, handle your day-to-day activities, and get by as best you can with what’s available. You don’t always have time for big-picture contemplation or strategic reviews. Conditions can change so slowly you don’t notice at first. But there are signs that point to a need for additional hires. Here… Read more »

Checklist: What You Need to Work With a Staffing Agency

You’re ready to jumpstart your career by partnering with a recruiter. Good step. They can plug you into their network of companies hungry for new talent and quickly get you into an ideal placement for unlocking the next stage of your career But what do you need to get started? Having everything lined up as you go into the staffing-agency experience helps maximize the value of getting a recruiter involved. It short cuts the process, putting you into a perfect position more quickly. Meanwhile, it can lead to a better result, as your staffing specialist has all the information necessary… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining Your Company’s Vehicles

Your vehicles are important company assets that allow you to get work done and meet customer needs. So keeping them in top shape is critical. When your vehicles operate at peak performance standards, they also help you manage the safety of your workers. So to run a safe, effective workforce, vehicle maintenance isn’t an option, but a necessity. Five Tips For Vehicle Maintenance Vehicles that are well cared for are safer for your workers to operate, plus they last longer—saving you on the cost of replacements. To help your employees help you, consider the following four maintenance tips: Clearly Define… Read more »

Helpful Apps to Keep You on Schedule

If you’re like many people, you have a jam-packed schedule, and your to-do list just keeps getting longer. From work, to family, to appointments, to outings with friends and family—not to mention grocery shopping, bills, pets, and home repairs—there’s much to keep track of each week. But have no fear. Just when you thought you couldn’t manage all your commitments, there’s an app for that! Five Apps to Keep You on Track Don’t lose your cool. Just harness the power of technology, download one of the following, and breathe easier: Remember the Milk. Ready, set, get your life together! If… Read more »

Tips for Setting up an Apprenticeship Program

As the price of college educations soar without the promise of gainful employment upon graduation, the trades offer workers an opportunity to earn a good living. The first step to a job as a skilled trade worker is often an apprenticeship. This can benefit your business by ushering in a generation of new workers as you bid farewell to retiring Baby Boomers. How to Set Up an Apprenticeship Program Once you’ve decided to start an apprenticeship program within your company, you’ll need to follow a few key steps. The following are highlights of the step-by-step guide from Apprenticeship USA. Your… Read more »

Could an Apprenticeship Program Be Your Next Career Move?

College educations are a pricey investment. And graduates today can be met with the heartbreak of an expensive diploma without gainful employment at the end of the tunnel. One alternative is a job in a skilled trade. If working with your hands to create a tangible product doesn’t sound fulfilling enough, there’s plenty of other considerations for entering the skilled labor market. Four Reasons to Go Into a Skilled Trade You can still find a great career without attending a four-year school. Unfortunately, trade jobs have received bad press—you may feel less professional or less qualified than if you have… Read more »

Tips For Keeping Your Social Media Work Friendly

More and more, people are becoming brands. Originally, this only applied to certain high-level actors or athletes…people with millions of dollars at stake in their advertising appeal. But recent years have seen the concept expand throughout corporate culture. It trickled down from celebrities to CEOs to executives…until now, it’s true of regular work-a-day employees. That means you. And the main tool you have for brand management is your social media presence. It’s not just a source of goofy memes and cat pictures. It has the potential to make or break your career. With that in mind, you have to remain… Read more »

Be Prepared: Top Interview Questions You Will Hear

When it comes to your upcoming interview, preparation is key. It will help you do your best, plus help calm your nerves. You’ll be able to give a great interview, plus appear cool, calm and collected. Top Seven Interview Questions and How to Answer Them As you prepare, it helps to review common interview questions and think ahead about how you’d answer them. Be ready with answers to all of the following: So, Tell Me About Yourself. One of the most common questions, this tends to put many interviewees on edge. But this is a question on a topic you… Read more »