We are looking forward to seeing many of you next month in Las Vegas! Please stop by booth #140 and say hello!
Better Interviewing Will Yield Better Hires
by Bob Gershberg, CEO & Managing Partner, Wray Executive Search
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you are like most, your interview processes are sorely lacking. Still using the standard interview questions created by Robert Half in the 1960’s? You know the ones: “Tell me about yourself?” “What are your greatest strengths?” “What are your weaknesses (or PC version – areas of development)?” “What is the most exciting project you’ve ever worked on?” You are boring your top candidates and not getting an effective read on the interviewee. Behavioral interviews focus on the past, allow for hyperbole and ignore the future. Train yourselves and your hiring authorities to ask well thought out questions that are consistent across all candidates and by all means, predetermine what a good or great answer is.
by Tom Horne, Director of Business Development, TDn2K
After attending the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Seattle it became even more apparent that we can’t ignore the importance of data in today’s restaurant industry. Data was a top line talking point in almost every session over the three-day conference. Whether the session was focused on marketing, human resources, leadership or training, the panelists kept returning to the topic of data.
Competition for Talent Causing Major Shifts in Corporate Strategy
by Hunt Scanlon Media
A new report by Cielo reveals that companies are dramatically shifting strategies to compete for talent, while business function leaders struggle to agree on priorities. Let’s go inside the latest findings and find ways to improve the quality of new hires.
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
~ George Bernard Shaw
Restaurant Industry Sales Continue to Surge
by Kevin Stockslager, Vice President, Wray Executive Search
Restaurant industry sales continued to grow in September, rounding out a very strong Q3 for 2018. Same store sales were up 1.2% for the month, marking the fourth consecutive month of growth for the industry and contributing to a 1.2% sales growth rate for Q3 overall. This also marks the first time that all three months in a quarter have posted positive same store sales since 2015, an exciting bit of news for the industry. While the industry has recorded positive growth in six out of nine months so far in 2018, traffic continues to decline, again falling 1.2% for Q3 2018. Increased guest checks have contributed significantly to the restaurant top line sales and while traffic has improved slightly since earlier this year, the trend of decreasing guest count looks to continue into the near future.
with Kat Eckles, Co-Founder & Chief Branding Officer for Clean Juice
by Rebecca Patt, SVP Development, Wray Executive Search
Kat Eckles and her husband Landon co-founded organic juice bar concept Clean Juice in 2014 in Charlotte, NC. They began franchising in 2016 and today have awarded over 100 franchises in 17 different states. They operate five corporate stores.