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““Work Hard. Play Harder!”
Since 2000, Gecko Hospitality has pioneered the hospitality recruiting industry
with the dedicated Franchise Partners and Recruiters throughout the United
States. The value Gecko Hospitality provides to its Clientele is measured on the
advanced networking and technology skills our Professional Recruiters possess
in identifying qualified restaurant and hospitality professionals.
Our national network consists of 37 regional offices driven to meet the needs
of the hospitality industry. In addition, Gecko Hospitality offers the largest
selection of hospitality jobs, restaurant jobs, hotel jobs, and resort and
club management jobs online. Our hospitality-exclusive team covers all 50
states and Canada with over 80 Franchise Partners and Recruiters. Gecko
Hospitality was founded on providing the finest restaurant and hospitality
jobs nationwide to the highest performing candidates. More importantly,
our Franchise Partners and Recruiters began their careers in restaurants and
At Gecko Hospitality, we are passionate that every member of our recruiting
team be familiar with our philosophies. In the same way that we learn about
people when developing relationships and friendships, we want our people
to have a sense of Gecko Hospitality’s values and insight into our company’s
“personality.” With this insight comes a greater understanding of how values
“fit” with Gecko Hospitality’s values; why we do things the way we do and the
basis for making decisions appropriate to the values. We all play a part in
keeping these traditions and philosophies alive.
We want every member of our recruiting team to understand that we are
only as good as how each of us lives these philosophies every day, in every
office. Gecko Hospitality is all about achieving results by being motivated.
The key is that this motivation to achieving results comes from within. No one
can motivate us, nor can we motivate anyone else. As leaders, we provide an
environment where people motivate themselves to achieve mutually beneficial
goals. Along with this philosophy, each team member possesses the following
traits for which we are proud; honesty, integrity, desire, determination, must
be a good listener, learn and respond quickly, communicate effectively, be
thorough, empathic, compassionate, and most of all, have a strong work ethic
to produce superior results for both our candidates and our Clients.
In 2009, Gecko Hospitality added three additional services to accompany
our successful direct placement recruiting solution. Management Open House,
Management Career Fair and Creative Advertising were introduced to offer
our clientele a choice to select what recruiting solution would fit best. Needless
to say, the additional recruiting solutions were greeted with a very warm
reception and have proven to be successful, cost effective products for our
At Gecko Hospitality, you certainly have.... more choices. ™
How We Work!
“At Gecko Hospitality, we don’t stop to measure our successes. We continually surpass them.”
Gecko Hospitality specializes in the placement of quality hospitality management professionals. We
dedicate the time to learn as much as possible about each candidate’s background, education, and
training. We focus our attention on their critical management metric accomplishments and their
leadership competencies. Therefore, directing our recruitment process on these key areas with each
candidate allows us to bring the highest quality professional to you.
Our philosophy is to establish a friendly yet professional relationship with you through mutual respect
and dignity. Our expansive regional knowledge combined with our commitment to this industry, has
enabled us to become a leader and stand out from our competition. Our energy, innovation, and
presentation of creative solutions, has propelled a doubling of our growth each of the last 5 years.
Phase 1: Determine Level of Phase 4: Recruit Candidates &
Guarantee and Security Execute Reference Checks
We are proud to announce the Gecko Given the reach and scope of Gecko
Hospitality ONE YEAR Guarantee commitment. Hospitality’s existing network of candidate
This unprecedented solution offers a menu of profiles, we will provide you with the most
Recruitment Search alternatives, allowing you place-able candidates matching the information
to personalize the level of your guarantee and gained from the Strategic Search Plan stage.
security. Together, we will evaluate the initial fee
structure, the number of guaranteed months, and Phase 5: Close the Candidate
the replacement fee percentage options. The goal is
to match our alternatives with your desired level of Once a final candidate has been identified,
security and guarantee. Gecko Hospitality can extend the offer, as well
as explain the Benefit package. Once the offer
has been accepted, we will lead the candidate
Phase 2: Client Organization Review through the process of leaving their former
We collaborate with you to understand your company and provide guidance through that
Company’s culture, business vision, management process. If an offer is not going to be extended,
team, salary and benefit structures. This the Recruiter will relay that message in a
information allows us to refer the most qualified positive and professional delivery, ensuring the
and informed candidates about your organization credibility of your organization and maintaining
prior to their first interview. a friendly relationship with the candidate, which
may at a later date become a consideration for
Phase 3: Conduct Job Order candidacy again.
Consultation & Strategic
Search Plan Phase 6: Client Follow-up
Gecko Hospitality will collaborate with you to Once the candidate begins employment
define the job specifications; discuss the level of with you, we will continue to maintain open
candidates’ managerial metrics and leadership communications, monitoring the candidate’s
competencies required to perform the position at progression and your satisfaction during the first
a high level, and the reporting relationships within 90 days of your new employee’s tenure. Gecko
your organization. Additionally, we will review the Hospitality is proud of our reputation, and our
degree of geographic reach, candidate education growth proves it. Our increasing list of client
level, and range of compensation. references will continue to be our metric that
we will use to judge our future satisfied Client
Gecko Hospitality understands that in the hospitality industry, no two company’s recruiting strategies
are alike. In 2009, Gecko Hospitality proudly introduced three additional services to our product line
to complement our professional direct placement recruiting services.
Management Open House
One Flat Fee....Unlimited Hires!
Our Management Open House product is designed to service our Clients in primary and secondary
markets and offer a more targeted recruiting approach for a flat fee. We consider our Management
Open House solution as a mini career fair based around a single concept, YOURS! Each Management
Open House is customized to the Client’s specifications and is hosted at a location owned and
operated by the Client.
Management Career Fairs
Where Quality Connections Are Made... Face To Face.
Our mission at Gecko Hospitality is to take career fairs to a new level and provide a new generation
of recruiting solutions. Our Management Career Fairs are designed to service companies throughout
the United States. We offer an inexpensive but effective solution for employers to conduct face to face
interviews and make critical hires. By organizing top restaurant and hospitality organizations in one
forum and utilizing the strength of the nation’s largest hospitality recruiting firm, Gecko Hospitality
drives qualified candidates to interview for the opportunities in your market. Every organization
participating has the opportunity to discuss and sell their concept to prospective applicants face
For over 8 years the creative advertising team at Gecko Hospitality has produced job postings that
have captivated and encouraged job seekers to apply to positions throughout the United States.
Gecko Hospitality believes a well written job posting paired with eye-catching graphics attracts and
encourages job seekers. Gecko Hospitality is pleased to offer our creative and powerful advertising
design service to our clientele. Our work along with current statistical data is hard to dispute. Our
creative designers at Gecko Hospitality will construct a custom designed job posting for your company
or organization that will grab the attention of the job seeker and encourage that job seeker to apply
directly to your job posting. Each design will come complete with company logo, graphics and text
and will be properly configured, HTML coded and Web-Optimized. All custom advertising will meet
your specifications. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.
Code of Ethics
Gecko Hospitality is committed to the provision of
professional and ethical employment services to the
hospitality community. To that end, its Executive Board
has established this Code of Ethics, subscribed to and
endorsed by each Franchise Partner as a condition of
his or her association with Gecko Hospitality.
Gecko Hospitality Code of Ethics
1. Any Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner
or Recruiter will not solicit a previously
placed candidate with an active Client of
2. Information provided to the Client shall be Proven Track
the most accurate information known to
Gecko Hospitality. Record
Gecko Hospitality’s Track Record Is Proven In 4 Areas:
3. Gecko Hospitality shall not knowingly
withhold candidate information which a 1. Access To Candidates
client would reasonably consider to be Gecko Hospitality has been recruiting hospitality
essential to their hiring decision. candidates for thirty years. We have a deep
network of professional Recruiters across the United
4. Confidential information relating to the Client States, and in 2007 we placed 5,000 candidates
shall be treated accordingly. alone. There are no walls at Gecko Hospitality—
every Recruiter has access to every candidate
5. Any agent of Gecko Hospitality will thoroughly across Gecko Hospitality’s 37 national offices.
interview all candidates prior to presenting
to any Client. 2. Our Technology and People Make
All The Difference
6. Candidates will be presented to a Client only Over the course of our history, Gecko Hospitality
with the candidate’s express prior consent. has made more than half a million matches of
candidates to hospitality teams at the largest and
most successful companies in the world. How?
Our offices and Recruiters are armed with one
of the most powerful Applicant Tracking Systems
(ATS) available on the market. Now, combine the
potency of our advanced networking capabilities
that each of our Recruiters posses and you have
one powerful recruiting solution. But it’s not just our
technology and rigorous interview process—
we go beyond that to ensure that each candidate is
the right cultural fit for your company and the right
personality fit for the team.
3. Committed Candidates
We attract and retain candidates because of the
job opportunities we provide, the support they
receive from our local offices and the benefits
available to them.
4. Additional Services
Gecko Hospitality provides a wide variety of
services that are available to all of our Clients.
A few additional services offered are:
• Credit Checks
• Criminal Background Checks
• Drug Testing
• Reference Checks
• Behavioral Testing