In the past couple years, more and more people have joined the gig economy – whether it’s in a full-time or part-time capacity – as a means of making money or growing their careers. This diverse workforce is made up of 57 million people nationwide and can be found in virtually every industry and position.  

If you haven’t finished your holiday gift shopping yet, there’s only a few more days left to get it done!  

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 businesses can engage customers while they’re temporarily closed.  

Regardless of the position or industry you work in, there’s one skill that continues to play a huge role in the success of managers and employees alike: communication.  

It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. With the presence of the pandemic, a tough political climate, and a myriad of other social matters, it’s no surprise that 40% of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health issues this year.  

Since the twentieth century, companies around the world have been utilizing temporary workers to fill open spots in their departments, provide flexible opportunities, and employ a diverse workforce. In the 100+ years since employment agencies rose to the popularity they have now, the staffing industry has grown exponentially with the U.S. spending “over $150 billion on temporary staffing and on average engaged just under 3… Read more »

When searching for a new job, the interview process is just as important for candidates as it is for employers. While prospective managers are learning about you and deciding if you would be a good fit in their organization, you should be doing be doing the same with them.  

While the coronavirus has continued to shut down major cities across the U.S., some Fourth of July festivities will still be held this weekend celebrating America’s 244th birthday. If you’re working during the holiday (as many employees are), here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a safe and successful shift.  

Bars and restaurants across the U.S. have been closed for more than a month due to the coronavirus. While many still offer take-out and delivery options, an estimated 8 million workers are without jobs, with venues seeing more than 50% loss in revenue and an even higher number in lost patronage.  

Working in the food service industry requires the perfect blend of experience and personality. When we think of our favorite restaurant worker, what characteristics come to mind? You might be thinking of words like knowledgeable, friendly, or versatile –– which are all traits managers look for.