Ask These 3 Interview Questions to Understand What a Candidate Values

For many hiring managers, the pressure to fill positions as quickly as possible can take away from the quality of the interview process. While gauging relevant hard skills and expertise will certainly be paramount, it’s equally important to get a sense of what a candidate values and expects from a job opportunity. With employee retention… Read more »

How to Retain and Inspire Top Talent, Even in this Tough Economy

If you’ve watched the news lately, or followed the markets, you’ve probably found the economic data as puzzling and disconcerting as I have.  Up one day, way down the next.  One economic analyst talks about a slow recovery, the other warns us of the next recession.  The roller coaster we’re on isn’t showing any signs… Read more »

Performance Management: More Action, Fewer Excuses Means a Better Bottom Line

“It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.” –Harold S. Geneen If you’ve ever managed a single person, then you know that employees make excuses.  They procrastinate, miss deadlines and blame others when they fail. So how do you get them… Read more »

Assessing Executive Talent – Using Business Simulations to Augment Your Recruiting Process

Are your candidates just “talking the talk,” or can they truly “walk the walk”? Determining who a candidate really is, and what he can really do, are critical parts of a job interview.  But when it comes to evaluating executive food & beverage talent, résumés and interviews only reveal so much.  As a talent manager,… Read more »

Hiring Still Slow? Now is the Time to Review Your Employment Screening Process

The BLS Employment Situation Summary continues to paint an anemic economic picture. Economists continue to talk about a “jobless recovery,” with many employers focusing on productivity gains, as opposed to hiring, to manage any increases in business. What’s the upside? Well, if your company isn’t focused on hiring right now, it may be the perfect… Read more »

Tips for Effective Employee Onboarding

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you hear this saying, you may envision a nervous job seeker, compulsively straightening his suit and repeating his 30-second “personal sales pitch” before an interview.  But quite honestly, the saying is just as relevant for food & beverage hiring companies.  Why? When you… Read more »