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Pandemic vs Hospitality Recruitment

If you told me last week that I’d be canceling my highly anticipated trip to Costa Rica with my family, I would have laughed YEAH RIGHT! Today this is the reality many of us are facing.

In just one week we have seen governments issuing travel bans, closing borders, and airports, business being forced to temporarily close due to social distancing, and quarantine… all necessary and valid precautions to take so we can flatten the curve and protect our communities.

With all the news, opinions and memes of the internet, we have to remember the #1 rule: DO NOT PANIC! Use common sense, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and stay home.

On a personal note I am rather used to isolating myself because I already work from home so besides my daily F45 classes being canceled, not much has changed. Business, however, is being impacted as hotels are issuing a “HIRING FREEZE” for 2 months because of Coronavirus/ covid19.

With the complexities of work permits and immigration laws in the Caribbean, hotels need to consider that this Pandemic will pass and when it does, will they be prepared.

Hiring processes are long for roles requiring work permit holders. Between sourcing and screening candidates, multiple interviews with HR, hiring managers and higher-ups, employers still need to negotiate contracts, issue an offer while candidates need to prepare all necessary documents to then courier before submitting a work permit application. This whole process often will take 2 months anyways. If hotels issue a hiring freeze now and decide to revisit recruitment in 2 months’ time, they will only fall further behind.

I have had to notify many of my hotelier candidates who were being considered for roles that we are on hold for now, and will revisit later. I am happy to say that everyone is being more than understanding as they are feeling the effects at their properties as well. Occupancy rates are as low as 20% and will likely decrease as travel bans begin. Cayman Compass reported that there will be no inbound and outbound flights to the Cayman Islands as of Sunday, March 22nd for 3 weeks. Anyone arriving on the island by Sunday, March 22nd will have to self-quarantine for 2 weeks.

Now more than ever is the time for hotels to get to work, ensuring they have a strong team ready to increase revenues and provide unparalleled service when this pandemic passes because it will. Review your organizational structure and conduct a SWOT analysis with your team. What are your current Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats?

When has a strong team ever been a weakness?

Stay safe and sound everyone!

To discuss recruitment opportunities, email daniela@dcglobaltalent.com

You can connect with me on LinkedIn by visiting my profile here!

SHE WANTS TO MOVE: International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day to all women everywhere. I am so proud to be a female entrepreneur in a time where so many women are championing one another. This year is extra special to me because I am proud to be celebrating my featured in SHE WANTS TO MOVE, a book lead by Johanna Cabildo and her passion for uniting women all around the world.

“She Wants To Move” is a book co-authored by 186 women that champion the voice of ambitious females worldwide through a collaborated publication.

It gives me so much joy to know so many goal-getting women using their voices with confidence and turning their dreams into reality. This book is filled with women in abundance of grit, talent, and tenacity.

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You can expect to be inspired by all 186 coauthors to dream bigger and reach higher. This publication is a sweet reminder of how much we can achieve and how many people we can reach, working together 💗

The book showcases motivating success stories, relatable setbacks, and wisdom to encourage and inspire other women globally. This initiative is dedicated to empowering women to make progress mentally, financially, spiritually, and emotionally. “She Wants To Move” invites women of all ages to challenge themselves to move- move on, move forward and move together as a female community.

Daniela Correia
Daniela Correia, C.E.O. and Founder at D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Daniela Correia
New Video Interview Software – 2020 Vision

D.C. Global Talent Inc. has partnered with a video interview software and I am SOOOO excited!

Clients can now request to view one-way video interviews from shortlisted candidates. Candidates can also complete one-way video interviews when scheduling conflicts/ time zones are affecting availability to be live with ME.

Rest assured, all candidates will be screened by me, we may just be sending you a video interview to complete first. This is an awesome new feature and service because I can share links to videos with clients to review and rate.

For candidates, I have recorded personalized intro and outro videos so you feel like I’m right there with you.

BONUS! Videos are saved on the cloud so I can revert back in the future and get a refresher on candidate experiences.

Interested in recruitment services? Email daniela@dcglobaltalent.com

Love always,

Daniela Correia

C.E.O/ Founder at D.C. Global Talent Inc.

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Daniela Correia
January 2020, A reflection.

I cannot believe we’re almost over with January. There’s always such a high expectation for the start of the year and although D.C. Global Talent has had some great wins, I am still left feeling like I could have done more.

A huge goal for me in February is to focus on my “ONE THING” .. I literally didn’t know what my one thing was until I read The One Thing by Gary Keller and I HIGHLY recommend it to everybody!

The ONE THING is based on the focusing question, “what’s the one thing I can do today such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary” and be big and specific; like “what’s the one thing I can do to double sales in six months such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary” Keller talks about extraordinary results becoming possible when where you want to go is completely aligned with what you do today. Tap into your purpose and allow clarity to dictate your priorities. This is possible when we time block our ONE THING. Block time early in the day and block big chunks of it for no less than 4 hours. Lastly, protect your time block at ALL COSTS. The mantra is “Nothing and no one has permission to distract me from my ONE THING. He goes on to talk about the 3 commitments we have to make for ourselves and it’s all just amazing and I highly highly recommend.

One of my goals for January was to finish two books and I’m happy I did that but now I’m craving another read where I can learn more about productivity, effectiveness ….. Thinking I’ll probably reread 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People but if someone’s got another book they want to recommend- leave it below! 😜☺️☺️ 

Love always,

Daniela Correia

C.E.O/ Founder at D.C. Global Talent Inc.

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Chatting Social Media with Daniela Correia

Big thank you to Ohlinda Wear Boutique in Liberty Toronto for inviting me to speak at the first Cha Das Blogueiras✨

This event was built around empowering and uniting digital influencers in the Brazilian-Toronto community. I am in no way a digital influencer/ blogger but I’m all about female empowerment and supporting one another so of course, I agreed.

My favourite social platform is by far LinkedIn. I honestly cannot stress enough how important it is to encourage one another to use social media for more than engagement and likes. I think the biggest value in these platforms is the opportunity to truly build relationships and business.

Happy to have met these women who are building their brands and being unapologetically themselves. I am inspired!

Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Founder
Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Founder at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Guest Speaker at Cha Das Blogueiras in Toronto. Daniela Correia, D.C. Global Talent Inc.
Cha Das Blogueiras
Cha Das Blogueiras at Ohlinda Wear
Pro Tip: Build a rapport with your recruiter!

Every day I receive dozens of resumes and every day I speak to a dozen candidates. Receiving a strong resume is awesome but what makes my job as a recruiter truly special is connecting with the person behind the resume.

I wish I had the “perfect job” for each candidate I connect with but unfortunately, that isn’t always going to be the case. What I always stress to candidates I connect with is that I might not have a match for you NOW but keep in touch with me because you never know what position may arise in a month, two or even a year down the road.

Building a rapport with your recruiter is as important as making a great impression on a first date. When you get a chance to jump on a call with your recruiter, ensure that you are sharing more than just your career path, objectives, goals and salary expectations. Share details about yourself!

Any given week I am speaking to 50 candidates over the phone, sometimes more. The candidates I remember most, without having to search through a CRM are the ones who’ve shared with me personal details about their life. The Director of Sales who relocated with her daughter to Tanzania and is now playing University Basketball in The United States, the Chef who learned to speak 6 languages from growing up on a cruise with his captain father….

Don’t be shy! Share what makes you unique. Remember that there will always be other professionals in your niche but there will never be another you.

There have been times when I get a new job requisition and immediately think of the perfect candidate for the job, not only because they are qualified but because they are special and I know what makes them unique.

Trust me when I say that a good recruiter will want to know more than a candidate’s career history and projection. The good recruiters will want to know you on a human level so speak up and share.


Daniela Correia

Connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielamjcorreia/