04/11/2013 - Usually, when people attend business conventions at hotels, they are served the usual unhealthy fare which includes cookies and caffeine. However, hotels are now noting that companies as well as individuals are looking for healthier food options which include fruits, vegetables and lean protein. Many companies have come to realize that feeding their employees well leads to greater energy and productivity at work. You just get more out of meetings and conventions when those attending them eat nutritious fare.
03/07/2013 - Given the following statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, hospitality recruiters are gearing up for high demand: • “Between 2004 and 2014, the Hospitality industry is expected to add 17 percent in wage and salary employment. • The accommodation and food services sector makes up approximately 8 percent of all employment nationally. • With the hospitality industry's growth rate increasing, the importance of finding good employees, especially youth workers, is a high priority.”
A seasoned hospitality recruiter heeds 2013 trends of ‘innovation and growth’ to fill key spots with relevant executives and operational staff.
02/21/2013 - Call it one of those legacy notions, or just the old way of doing things, but today’s growth in the ‘Travel, Hospitality and Leisure’ (THL) sector has a lot to do with pushing beyond traditional thinking. In the past, hotel properties offered up fairly common marketing ideas for their guests, from promotional deals to attract them to the hotel’s restaurant to enhancements at the hotel spa. While such draws continue to have their place, the future in the THL industry rides on the integration of many channels of social media of recommendations, to more and more opportunities of easy-bookings online. For hoteliers, part of their bid to bring more visibility to their property’s is wrapped in developing “innovation and growth strategies,” according to an article by Adam Weissenberg, “2013 Outlook on Travel, Hospitality and Leisure.”
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03/13/2013 - As a hotel recruiter, I see many people in the hospitality industry using social media to connect with potential customers, strengthen their company's brand and create a buzz about their property. When it comes to social media, Facebook and Twitter probably come to mind, but blogging is just as important for reaching your client base and communicating your property’s brand and identity. Blog entries are a great way to provide value to potential customers. Blogging is also a nice complement to other social media channels because you can put a link to each post on Facebook and Twitter.
02/27/2013 - The U.S. travel industry continues to improve as fifty percent of us have already made bookings – or plan to make them – for 2013, according to a recent American Express Spending & Saving Tracker; more importantly, those travelers are projected to spend at least the same amount, or more, than the previous year on vacations.
07/19/2012 - First impressions make a difference. If guests are left to stand and wait without being noticed, their stay begins with annoyance at slow service, skewing their general impression of the quality of service at your hotel.
02/11/2013 - "The number of unemployed veterans rose above 800,000 in January, a spike that raises concerns about the long-term viability of efforts to find jobs for former military personnel. The total number of veterans unsuccessfully looking for work rose...almost 150,000 more than it was four months ago."
02/08/2012 - For many returning veterans, transitioning from the military to civilian careers can be harder than combat duty. Steve Zanella, General Manager of MGM Grand Detroit, has joined forces with Hospitality Heroes, a program seeking to help veterans find placement in the hospitality industry.
12/16/2011 - Florida vets get a helping hand from Seminole Gaming, one of the largest casino companies in Florida
03/26/2013 - Hospitality companies need well-rounded talent to help them achieve their goals. That talent comes from many different sources, among them the many hotel schools. And today’s students present many different challenges when being considered for these corporate needs.
07/03/2012 - In this climate of recovery hotels and casinos are once again hiring executive staff. The need to find the right match has never been more important.
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