Category Employers

Don’t become a victim of Resume Fatigue!

When chatting recently with a corporate HR executive from a leading international hotel chain, we got onto the subject of resumes and the enormous volume of poor resumes (CV’s) we all receive from candidates. “Did they learn nothing at school?”, she joked, but more seriously said “resume fatigue is a huge problem for all our […]

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry – Part 6

It’s great to see sustainability in our industry as a recurring theme in my inbox at the moment and most recently, in the latest Covid – 19 safe way of communication, through webinars. In a recent webinar under the leadership of two senior lecturers from reputable universities, many smart people provided their input to a […]

The only three questions needed for your next interview…

Most people hate having interviews, but it’s also important to realise that those conducting the interviews probably feel the same! Whether the person in front of you is the HR Manager on his/her 10th interview of the day or the manager or department head who has been dragged away from, what seems like a far […]

Sustainability in The Hospitality Industry – Part 5

While contemplating a follow up to my previous articles about sustainability, I realized that in the past year the world has significantly changed and with it, the way hotels operate. A good example was my recent stay between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I took my chances during the holiday break to travel domestically in […]

Sustainability in The Hospitality Industry – Part 4

Being in the recruitment business we have been equally affected with the slowdown in hospitality business activity and understand the difficulties and financial suffering many people and companies are experiencing. At this difficult time, it is easy to forget the other important issues that will shape the future of our industry. Climate change and environmental […]

To the rescue or not…that is the question!

The current state of the hospitality industry is anything but glorious to say the least. Travel and tourism have come to a virtual standstill, except where local tourism keeps the home fires burning (and that is at a very low flame!).  We can only hope that the year end and the beginning of the long […]

The Search for Highlights When Reviewing Job Applications…

When evaluating job applicants, probably the most time consuming, and let’s face it, tedious aspect of the process is reviewing candidate applications. This is the ‘grind’ part of the process where you hope to find that diamond in the rough. Between those that are totally unqualified for the job and those who have just copied […]

The (Re) – Emergence of the Takeaway…

It is widely acknowledged that the recent global pandemic has been deeply damaging to the hospitality industry, but out of that cauldron of despair there were a few positives. It brought out the creative streak in many independent hospitality professionals operating small or family businesses and perhaps showed a way forward for the wider hospitality […]