With an estimated 50 million people working in the gig economy, most businesses are bound to interact with workers looking for a side hustle in one way or another. In fact, there are several benefits to using gig workers in your day to day operations, including lower hiring costs and less risk.   Depending on your situation, temporary employees may… Read more »

Every week we comb through the news to find employment trends affecting the hospitality industry so you don’t have to. This week’s topic: the important of creating a great guest experience.   Be our guest  As the hotel and restaurant industries continue to grow (an estimated 2-3% per year), creating a memorable guest experience has become one of the key differentiators in moving ahead of the competition. In… Read more »

At LGC, we’re dedicated to serving our clients, workers, and community because without their help, we wouldn’t be where we are today. As a way to give back, throughout the year we encourage our employees to take “volunteer days”, where they get a paid day off to volunteer with an organization of their choice. (Read more about volunteer efforts here.)  Recently, LGC had the opportunity to work with Ducks… Read more »

Every week we comb through the news to find employment trends affecting the hospitality industry so you don’t have to. This week’s topic: how working with a staffing partner can lower hiring costs and company risks.   Risky business  In our first Hospitality in the News article, we talked about how making a bad hiring decision can cost companies thousands of dollars, even for temporary… Read more »

For over 15 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping talented hospitality professionals find work that fits their lifestyle. We’re proud to have employees all over the country that are essential for fostering great relationships with clients. We know that we wouldn’t be where we are, located in more than 30 cities across the U.S., without our hardworking team.   In this series, we’ll be sharing videos… Read more »

With all the benefits the gig economy has to offer, it’s no surprise that over 50 million people in the United States are using it to find and pick up available work. One of the biggest motivators for becoming a gig worker is the ability to save money; but that’s usually easier said than done, isn’t it? In this post, we’ll cover… Read more »

Every year, Staffing Industry Analysts, known globally as premier advisors to the staffing industry, hold a conference called Collaboration in the Gig Economy. Arguably the largest staffing event of the year, this conference commonly known as “GigE” promises to be innovative, informational, and exciting. The LGC team will be in attendance, so we put together a list of what… Read more »

Every week we comb through the news to find employment trends affecting the hospitality industry so you don’t have to. This week’s topic: hiring workers with little-to-no experience in hospitality.   Restaurants and hotels have been getting creative when it comes to hiring. Some offer incentives or partner with staffing agencies. Another option is to hire workers who are inexperienced in hospitality.   Understandably,… Read more »

Every week we comb through the news to find employment trends affecting the hospitality industry so you don’t have to. This week’s topic: employee burnout.  All work and no play According to the National Restaurant Association, there are almost one million unfilled jobs in the hotel and restaurant industries. Coupled with historically low unemployment, hiring has consistently… Read more »

With historically low unemployment, today’s job market is more competitive than ever. Yet finding the perfect hire can be a daunting, exhaustive, and expensive task. Many companies go the route of working with a third party such as LGC to recruit and vet candidates. Some of the benefits of working with a placement agency include:  Lower costs  Increased candidate flow  Customized staffing solutions  Wider talent pool   One… Read more »