Category Employers

Simple steps to effective candidate selection…

Conducting selection interviews can be a time consuming and frustrating process and let’s face it, most managers both hate interviewing and generally are not very good at it as they don’t interview frequently enough to develop the necessary skills.I once read that interviewing will only give you the right candidate 14% of the time, so […]

Is your job under threat from a robot?

Advances in technology have seen robots replacing humans in a variety of industries over the past 50 years – that is a fact. Just a quick look at the changes in the automotive business and you can see the enormous upheaval to whole industries and communities that these changes bring. … but surely we are […]

Is poor etiquette killing your job chances? 

It is with passion that we, recruiters, read through resumes that come across our desk. This is especially true when seeking candidates for a very specific job which is proving difficult to fill and where quality candidates are as rare as a diamond without flaws. There are many ‘rough diamonds’ out there and available, but […]

Common Interview Questions – Their Meaning and Ideal Answers – Pt 2

In previous posts we have discussed, at some length, the importance of preparation when attending a job interview, whether that is face to face, by Skype or phone. Part of this preparation includes knowing the most common questions asked in interviews, and understanding why they are asked, so that you can prepare an appropriate response. […]

Beware of the Grammar Police – they may be reading your job application!

I have a confession to make. I am married to a member of the grammar police and I think it’s beginning to change my life!!!! I think we have all fallen foul of the grammar police from time to time. I blame Bill Gates and Microsoft for constantly incorrectly, correcting my spelling and grammar, even when I […]

Gazing into the Crystal Ball… what’s in store for the hospitality industry in 2017

Each and every year between November and February I watch with interest to see the various reviews of the past year and predictions for the year ahead. Will the hospitality industry live to survive another year? What will be the next ‘big thing’ or destination? Will it be massive development for luxury resorts or the […]

The Conde Nast Gold List: The Favourite Hotels of 2016…. where is yours?

I have just seen the recent ‘Gold List’ of favourite hotels for 2016 from ‘Conde Nast’ and to my amazement haven’t found a single hotel in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt or Saudi Arabia with a lone property mentioned in Oman. The question of course is what happened?  Where are all the Middle East hotels […]

Why so Pretentious? The Continuing Decline of the Restaurant Menu…

Growing up in the UK I recall a big push in the late 70’s and early 80’s for the adoption of “plain English”. The idea of this radical movement was to translate centuries of incomprehensible jargon, gobbledygook and corruption of the language into a simple understandable form that real people read, write and speak. The […]