7 Interview Strategies to Help Discover Top Candidates

May 19, 2015 | 793 Views

7 Interview Strategies to Help Discover Top Candidates

Patrick Yearout, FMP, CHT

Director of Innovation, Recruiting, and Training | Ivar's & Kidd Valley Restaurants

I have participated in many interviews during my 20-plus years in the world of hospitality, and it’s not always easy to determine if someone is going to be a great addition to your team. Based on my experiences, however, I do know that using the seven interviewing strategies below will help you find the best possible employees to represent your brand.

And remember, not everyone can work for you, but they can all be potential guests. Give candidates your full attention, be respectful, and always ask what they think about your property and what could be improved upon.

Patrick Yearout is president of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers and director of recruiting and training for Ivar’s Restaurants.

This blog originally appeared as an article in the May 2015 issue of Hotel Management Magazine. http://www.hotelmanagementdigital.com/publication/index.php?i=-256361&m=18433&l=1&p=17&pre=

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