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One Candidate Is Not Representative of All Candidates

By |November 15th, 2018

By David Rose
We took a hit recently. I’m not happy about it. I’ve thought about how we could’ve done things differently. I let it rattle around. I tried not to take it personally since it’s not, it’s business.
I was working with a terrific candidate…sharp…experienced…talented. To find him, our team connected with our talent community. […]

Frustrated to Motivated

By |October 2nd, 2017

Opportunities don’t just come along. They must be cultivated, developed, and attracted. It takes time and commitment to find the right fit for any situation.

It’s an inherent flaw in the employment process. Too many individuals wait until they are in a desperation mode before establishing contact with prospective employers.

Individuals who remove themselves from the […]

Hiring Technology Lacks Soul

By |April 23rd, 2017

Traditional recruiting has been about filling the funnel. Find the candidate pool. Fish the pond. Applicant to hire ratios, cost per hire, assessments, job postings, and diversity advisory groups each provide great fodder for analysis. Truly, they do. They are tools and resources used to decipher an age-old quest, “How do you find right […]

Why Job Postings Aren’t the Way to Find the Best Job for You

By |April 20th, 2017

Been there. Waiting. Always waiting. Waiting for a small sign of interest. Hoping for someone to call, email, or text.

Application complete. Assessment complete. Still waiting.

Sound familiar?  When you are a candidate, you have access to all sorts of sites. Sites that promise unique jobs, and a direct line to the employer. From Indeed to […]

Making a Job Change…

By |March 23rd, 2017

To some degree, you are who you are, professionally.

If you’ve been a multi-unit leader, for example, trying to move to a corporate or support role can be challenging. Companies see your past experience, not the direction you what to go.
So, if you’re truly dedicated to making a shift in your career, it’s incumbent upon […]

Make It About People

By |March 21st, 2017

The drive to hire, under the guise of ‘talent acquisition’ – which sounds more about commodities than people – continues to move closer to its ultimate demise.

Companies have been building hiring infrastructure based solely on data. There’s an old expression, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” It seems to have been […]

Recognizing Talent

By |November 16th, 2016

You know better than most, the hospitality industry is challenging. It takes talent, and savvy to be successful.

Attitude and Likability | Leading, Developing, and Influencing | Business Analytics and Financial Management | Accountability and Productivity | Service Expertise | Brand Awareness | Community Engagement | Sales Building and Development

Do You Have Any Opportunities in […]

Remarkable Talent

By |November 15th, 2016

You know better than most, the talent in the hospitality industry is remarkable.

Attitude and Likability | Leading, Developing, and Influencing | Business Analytics and Financial Management | Accountability and Productivity | Service Expertise | Brand Awareness | Community Engagement | Sales Building and Development
At YELLOW DOG, we spend our days – and many nights […]

Desperation Kills

By |January 21st, 2015

You’ve heard about elevator pitches and networking in professional groups. You’ve been told to become active leveraging your friends, family and professional contacts when exploring new career options. You’ve been encouraged again and again to refine your approach; to develop a clear and concise strategy to find your next great challenge.

Through the course of […]