Yearly Archives: 2021

Voting Invitation for The Top 30 Hospitality Gurus 2022 list

Hello, We are excited to inform you that Global Gurus will be tabulating their 2022 rankings for The Top 30 Hospitality Gurus in December 2021 and our founder, Stephen Barth, currently ranked #16, is in contention again. If you are unfamiliar, Global Gurus is a research organization which seeks to identify remarkable leaders who make ...
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Travel Safety & Security (Especially for Women)

Traveling is often a fun and enchanting experience which can distract you from the potential dangers that come with it. Similarly, if you often travel for business, the repetition or tediousness of travel can desensitize you to the risks. For some, however, travel safety is always at the forefront of their minds. This can be ...
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What Hospitality Operators Need to Know About Planned Workplace Vaccine Mandates

Many businesses were already implementing vaccine mandates, especially with the onset of the Delta Variant, and now the trend will be further accelerated with President Biden announcing plans to mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require employees to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly earlier this month. The following video ...
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5-Step Plan for Employers After President Biden Announces Workplace Vaccine Mandates

In arguably the most far-reaching move of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration announced yesterday that federal workplace safety officials will soon issue a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to either ensure their workers are vaccinated or require unvaccinated employees to produce a weekly negative test result before coming ...
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Unmasking the Challenges: 7 Options for Managing a Partially Vaccinated Workforce

Now that most states, the CDC, and OSHA have (or may soon) lift mask mandates for vaccinated workers, what is an employer to do about revealing an employee’s vaccination status? Under any relaxed masking guidance applicable to those who are fully vaccinated, customers, visitors, and co-workers are likely to draw their own conclusions about the vaccination status ...
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Testing for Food Contamination: Looking at the Whole Picture

“…No officer…I got high at my company pitch-in dinner” The case of THC-laced BBQ sauce There are several things that are required to happen to get that steak on your plate. There must be a healthy cow; the cow needs acceptable food and must be processed in a hygienic manner. That steak must be packaged ...
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Ghost Kitchens: Casper or Beetlejuice?

Introduction. Third-party delivery, in just a few short years, changed the face of the food and beverage industry as we’ve known it. Ghost Kitchens are, simply put, cooking facilities producing food and beverages only for delivery or take out. There is no dine in option. Pre-COVID, ghost kitchens were few and far between, created by ...
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Employers May Be Able To Scrap Mask Mandates For Fully Vaccinated Workers: A 7-Step Blueprint to Overcome Risks and Hurdles

The announcement [last month] from the CDC that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any non-healthcare setting was a welcome relief for all Americans and a hopeful sign that we have turned a significant corner with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the announcement included an important caveat – ...
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Active Listening for Lawyers

For our purposes, active listening for lawyers involves more than simply being able to accurately report back what another person in a conversation has said, although it certainly includes that. Active listening also involves communication while still primarily receiving information, through body language, encouragement/demonstrated interest, appropriate questions and other forms of engagement. Active listening offers ...
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