Joining Gecko Hospitality was a natural career progression for Joan, with over twenty years of experience in the food industry from fast food, managing restaurants, to recruiting. Joan has worked in the food industry as a General Manager for restaurants, a buyer for Kraft Foodservice and a Sales Manager for a produce company. She brought this wealth of experience to bear in 2002 when she joined Gecko Hospitality, covering the North Carolina, Virginia and DC territories. During her tenure with Gecko, she has earned the coveted Franchisee of the Year Award and much recognition for sales achievements. She shares her success with others by serving as the District Director II with NAPS, National Association of Personnel Services, for the past seven years and is currently the Secretary / Treasurer with the Executive Board for NAPS.
The restaurant recruiting industry is more than just a career for her, it's her life! She understands that the process of searching for management within the hospitality field is an art, based on firsthand experience in the field and in the kitchens. Hospitality managers are intuitive and passionate about what they do. The companies searching for management are more selective than they ever have been. Having a guide for prospective employees throughout that process is more critical today in a "buyers market." Joan and Gecko Hospitality are informed and educated about the industry. As they have grown in the market and became the leader in the industry, they have stayed focused on YOU! Your needs are their first priority. Their service is placing hundreds of management professionals at all levels. They stay focused on your search so you can work in your operations without taking on the time consuming process of finding the right people to join your team. "Pouring on the details and ensuring success" is our motto. Recruiters who are Certified Personnel Consultants are now a standard practice within the Gecko franchise. Continued education ensures sharp skills of each Gecko Hospitality recruiter.
Joan serves on the Board of Directors for NAPS, National Association of Personnel Services, which offers the Credentialing Programs. Joan understands that education will bring you farther than any one project or success. Joan and her other Gecko professionals value the importance of constant interaction with Human Resource Departments to focus on the current needs of the organization. They are committed to providing the best possible connection between the candidates and clients. Give Joan and the Gecko professionals a try! www.geckohospitality.com Associations and Memberships National Association of Personnel Services Chamber of Commerce Children's Attention Home - Sponsor National Restaurant Association Woman-Owned Businesses
About Gecko Hospitality
Since 2000, Gecko Hospitality and its dedicated Franchise Partners and Recruiters throughout the United States have been pioneers in the hospitality recruiting industry. The value that Gecko Hospitality provides to its Clientele is evident in the advanced networking and technology skills our professional recruiters possess in identifying qualified restaurant professionals.
Our national network consists of 37 regional offices that are driven to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. In addition, Gecko Hospitality offers the largest selection of hospitality jobs, restaurant jobs, hotel jobs, resort jobs and club management jobs online. Our specialized, hospitality-focused team covers all 50 states and Canada with over 80 Franchise Partners and recruiters. Gecko Hospitality was founded on providing the finest restaurant jobs nationwide to the highest performing candidates. More importantly, our Franchise Partners and recruiters began their careers in hospitality and there is no finer training ground for recruiting than real life experience.
At Gecko Hospitality, we are passionate about making sure that every member of our recruiting team is 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 as well as providing a basis for making decisions that are appropriate to those 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 well we follow these philosophies on an everyday basis. Gecko Hospitality is all about achieving results by being motivated. This motivation to achieve results comes from within. No one can motivate us, nor can we motivate anyone else. As leaders, all that we can do is 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, listening skills, rapid learning, responding in a timely manner, effective communication skills, thoroughness, empathy, compassion, and most of all we want every team member to have a strong work ethic that motivates them to produce superior results both for our candidates and for our Clients.
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ContactJoan Koelbel, CPC
District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia