With all the bad press on "labour Brokers" and "Temporary Employment Services, TES" it is no small wonder that we are feeling a little punch drunk from criticism and incorrect assumptions as to our place in the world. Of course, no-one wants to support exploitative...
By Stephen Hickmore – I hear the disappointment in a candidate’s voice when I tell them they didn’t get the job. The down side of being a recruiter is delivering the bad news. It’s understandable that negative information hurts and it’s natural to feel rejected, but the important thing is to learn from the disappointment and become a better job applicant. A mature approach to rejection is good for your career. A chance to fix the elements that you got wrong.
The ruling assists in regulating the relationship between temporary employment services and an employee, not doing away with it, writes Brian Msimanga
The first week in May was especially difficult. It was a dark week. We lost two lovely chefs. They decided that life was no longer worth living. We didn’t see it coming.
This article from www.ehotelier.com resonated with me this morning
David Lund is The Hotel Financial Coach – I have a dream. My dream is that the numbers – the numbers that so many managers agonize over in our industry – are just as accessible as guest service and employee engagement. Let me put this another way for more clarity: I want you and the other leaders and managers in your hotel to be just as comfortable dealing with the numbers as you are dealing with guests and colleagues.
The hospitality industry has always been a demanding industry to work in. What with the unsociable hours and the demands of discerning and sometimes difficult guests. It’s hard enough to find skills let alone people who can make a unique contribution to the hotel, restaurant, lodge or conference centre. Stephen Hickmore spoke to industry leaders at Tourism Indaba Durban
I admit, I’m a bit of a sucker for romantic comedies. Notting Hill, Love Actually and Bidget Jones Diary hold pride of place in my DVD library Another favourite, don’t judge me, is the 2003 Stinker Award nominee “How to lose a guy in ten days” starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson.
A boxing lesson for Cyril Ramaphosa – By Stephen Hickmore
EHotelier.com : Day after day, employers stumble on the ability to get through the hiring process at a speed that’s aligned with candidates’ expectations. The National Association of Colleges and employers published a study that says it takes employers more than three weeks to move from interview to offer.
Stephen Hickmore Opinion piece: On 1st July each year we welcome the Government gazette publishing minimum wages for the hospitality industry. A timely bit of warmth and cheer during our winter?