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: finding great candidates during low unemployment rates.  The passive candidate  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 3.7% as of June 2019; More specifically, the foodservice and hospitality industries… 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 importance of a great recruitment strategy.   First impressions matter  Most managers will agree that when meeting a candidate, first impressions are important. Professional appearance, timeliness, and personality traits are all factors considered when making… 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 growth of the restaurant industry.   Huge growth expected by 2029  According to a recent report by the National Restaurant association, by 2029 the restaurant industry is expected to add 1.6 million jobs… Read more »

Since February 2017, Facebook has hosted jobs from over 60 million businesses on their job board. Bringing competition to LinkedIn and job search sites such as Indeed and ZipRecruiter, Facebook has become a one stop shop for connecting with friends and family, meeting people, and finding a great new opportunity. In this post, we’ll explore… Read more »

In the ever-changing world of hospitality, being aware of trends and staying up-to-date on industry news is vital in maintaining the success of your organization. That’s why we launched Hospitality in the News: a series that covers one topic each week affecting the foodservice and hospitality industry, so you don’t have to sift through tons of headlines.   The… Read more »

In the hospitality industry, one of the most common challenges is hiring reliable front and back of house staff. Finding great candidates is often time-consuming, especially if it’s delegated to only one person. Having worked in staffing for over 15 years, we knew there had to be an easier way to hire and decided to launch… Read more »

The National Restaurant Show, held in Chicago, is the largest gathering of restaurant and foodservice professionals. Every year it showcases everything from equipment and supplies, to food and beverage, to technology. We’re thrilled we had the opportunity to attend May 18-21 for its centennial year not only as exhibitors, but as the sole hospitality staffing provider in… Read more »

At LGC, one of our main goals is to form meaningful connections with our clients, workers, and the community. For that reason, we offer volunteer days to our employees. Twice a year they receive a paid day off to volunteer with one of their favorite charities or organizations to help connect with their community. In order to spread awareness, we’ll be highlighting volunteer days… Read more »

  LGC Hospitality, the leading national hospitality staffing agency, today announced the launch of their staffing solution, LGC Now. LGC Now is a staffing engagement tool that provides LGC employees an opportunity to secure flexible employment based upon their schedule, while providing clients with the chance to obtain qualified talent when they need it. Recently… Read more »

LGC NOW is excited to announce our partnership with Shiftgig, a workforce technology company headquartered in Chicago. With Shiftgig’s decision to focus solely on their flagship software, they will transition 12 markets to LGC Hospitality, with us taking on their workers and book of business. Additionally, we’ll begin using Shiftgig’s software, Deploy, to manage our… Read more »