Happy Easter from iHostPoker

Easter Bunny

Easter holds a strong family tradion for me and lots of others. Regardless of your backgound or faith, the one thing that seems to hold true in Houston is going out to eat! The choices of restaurants in the Houston market is staggering in comparison to the rest of the country.

As I sit here with family and friends enjoying a wonderful Easter brunch, I have to think about all of the people in the restaurant industry that have to work on this holiday in order to meet the demands of the dining public. Not only are restaurants open on this and other major holidays, but the volume of business seems to be abnormally high which requires additional workers to support the increasing demand. First off, let me say that NOT every restaurant is open. A few have made it a clear point to remain closed on Sundays and religious holidays and I respect them for that, but I assure you that they are the exception to the rule. The RULE in Houston in general is COME ONE, COME ALL.

iHostPoker and restaurants have one big thing in common…they are both in the SERVICE INDUSTRY


Service Industry Workers


service industry
In order for someone to be successful in the service industry, they must posses the following traits:

  1. Commitment
    You must be committed to ensuring customer satisfaction. You must do whatever it takes to keep customers happy and also create repeat business.
  2. Communication Skills
    The most successful are those with excellent communication skills.
  3. Enthusiasm
    Great employees are enthusiastic about their jobs and strive to do the best work possible. They want to give their customers the best experience available.
  4. Interpersonal Skills
    Top notch interpersonal skills, as the very nature of the business is to provide spectacular customer service.
  5. Leadership
    Great employees have strong leadership skills and are able to take on projects and make significant contributions to an organization’s overall success.
  6. Organized
    To stay on top of the multitude of tasks you’ll face, you have to be organized and multitask without difficulty
  7. Knowledgeable of Safety/Hygiene Issues
    Successful employees are familiar with rules of safety and hygiene as they interface with the general public
  8. Teamwork
    Successful members of the team well with others and can be a productive member of a team. They value the contributions of everyone.
  9. Thorough
    Great employees are very thorough in their work and realize that any oversight could result in customer dissatisfaction.
  10. OwnershipThe Best of the Best know that in most cases they are the only face of the company that their customers will ever see, and as such they REPRESENT THE COMPANY and are totally responsible for the experience THEIR customers have.

On this Easter Sunday, I salute all of the service industry workers and gladly TIP them for a job well done. In iHostPoker and other related businesses, we know that the success of the company lies with the ten qualities that each of these workers brings to the table. We also know that the company is only as strong as its weakest link.

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