Hotels/Restaurant Employment Articles in Iowa
| Technically Speaking - Instacart and the On-Demand Community
by Mathew Caldwell and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
The speed and convenience of technology has created a growing on-demand community, where you can get things when it you want them. Instacart looks to make that available when it comes to grocery shopping, and still allow you to buy from your favorite local stores. Matthew Caldwell, head of talent at Instacart, talks to Tim Muma about the goals of Instacart in the on-demand world. Matthew also describes how the company's cultur...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Arguments for Raising the Minimum Wage
by Sylvia Allegretto and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
As a current issue and topic of much debate, the thoughts on raising the federal minimum wage in the US has found its way to LJNRadio. Sylvia Allegretto, a research economist and co-director of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley, joins the show to discuss this topic. Sylvia describes the potential positive impacts on individuals and the economy as Tim Muma brings up the concern...
| You Do What? - I'm a Mixologist
by Joey Houghtaling and Tim Muma - Jan, 2014
There are countless clubs, bars and other establishments that serve a wide array of beverages. While all those places have bartenders, there’s a more unique position that brings more to the table. Joey Houghtaling is a mixologist, travelling the country and the world to lend his expertise in the world of alcohol. Joey discusses his career path with Tim Muma, why it works for him, and how to get involved if it’s something you’r...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Hardest Jobs to Fill: Restaurant Workers
by Eric Kaye, Tim Muma and Andrew Miller - Nov, 2012
We continue our series of episodes examining the "10 Hardest Jobs to Fill" (according to ManpowerGroup's research), as this program looks into the restaurant business and its efforts to hire cooks, chefs, hosts and servers that exemplify quality work. Eric Kaye, general manager of 8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill, and Chef Andrew Miller explain to Tim Muma some of the main reasons "restaurant worker" is on this list - and it's not abo...
Building Business Within a Community
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2015
The seeds of community can be critical when it comes to choosing a location for a new brick-and-mortar business, and small-business owners are likely to rely on personal connections to develop and sustain a strong customer base. Local ownership and even word of mouth, however, only go so far. Physical businesses should continually remind the community of their existence and engage in community outreach to help ensure a pipe...
5 Healthy Snacks to Take to Work
by Mary G. White - Sep, 2015
The food that you eat during the workday can have a significant impact on how you feel and how effectively you are able to perform. It’s definitely important to take a lunch break, and there are plenty of great ideas for healthy lunches you can take to work that can keep you from having to eat in restaurants too often. It’s also a good idea, though, to keep some healthy snacks on hand – either in your desk or in your office re...
4 Tips for Job Seeking Success in the Hospitality Industry
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2012
The hospitality industry is undoubtedly one of the vastest that you’ll find. Whether you want to get into the casino business, manage hotels, or cook amazing meals in one of the top restaurants in the world, you’ll thrive with some level of education or training in hospitality. But what makes a job search in hospitality successful? How do you narrow down your job searches when there are so many from which to choose? The...
Breaking Into the Hospitality Industry Requires the Right Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2011
The hospitality industry is wonderfully vast, providing interested job seekers a wide array of professional options. Whether you’re looking to be an executive chef or a hotel accountant, there is something for you to do that you’ll love. Because there are so many opportunities for employment in hospitality, some think that it’s easier to enter this industry than others. In some respects, this may be true, depending on the...
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