• Craft the Perfect Team

     
    POSTED June 18, 2015
     

Changes occur every day in the hospitality industry, but one of the biggest is the high turnover of employees. Much of this can be attributed to the people who make up staff—students, part-time and those who work in seasonal locations. This can make building the perfect team difficult.

Adam Robin, operations director, Cabo Flats—a Mexican chain—has worked in a number of restaurants and has cultivated the ability to mold a perfect team that is dedicated to serving the company.. Below, Robin details four tips to keep in mind during the hiring process.  

  • Find experienced individuals who you have either worked with in the past or have interacted with at their previous place of employment.
  • A dream team is well-balanced and feeds off each other’s strengths. Diversiry your staff and ensure everyone has strong, different skills, which they can teach to others.
  • Candidates should come with their own customer base and loyal following to help increase the success of an organization.
  • Potential employees should be very enthusiastic about helping the company be as successful as possible.  

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The times they are a-changing, and that has never been truer than when it comes to selecting an A/V partner and deciding whether the in- house A/V vendor or an outside third-party provider is the right partner for you. Due to advancements in technology, lighting and other A/V equipment that has come down in price, planners are now finding op- portunities to use previously out of budget technology with a much more palatable price tag. 

 

Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.

 

No matter the scope or size of an event, it’s best to have some sort of common thread that ties everything together. This can be accomplished using décor, lighting, food, floral and even music.
 
It’s when you don’t have a cohesive look that the attendee experience can feel disjointed and not provide the outcomes you set out to achieve.