December 13, 2019

The struggle to hire and maintain top-level talent is an industry-wide concern—low unemployment and high turnover is leading to positions going unfilled and managers struggling to accomplish more with less—all while keeping the talent they have and recruiting to fill p...

September 13, 2019

Earlier this year, we honored Mother’s Day by highlighting “mom-isms” that can be applied to your professional life in the form of management advice. One “mom-ism” we neglected to mention is the importance of a thank you note. While predominantly used as a method of ex...

August 2, 2019

Recently, Club and Resort Business published an article in which a club in Pennsylvania hired, and then fired a bookkeeper for embezzlement; only to find out that she had six months remaining of a seven-year probation for embezzling from a previous employer. You may be...

March 8, 2019

The entire RCS Hospitality Group team descended upon Nashville recently for the 92nd Annual World Conference on Club Management. We had so much fun meeting new friends and visiting with our colleagues and friends we’ve met over the years—and we even got to see one of o...

October 12, 2018

It seems the hot topic for the past few years is how to attract Millennials to the private club. I contend this is a smoke screen to a much deeper, more pressing issue that is threatening many member equity clubs – poorly run clubs due to member interference in the dai...

November 21, 2017

VIENNA – As part of the recent growth and expansion of the RCS Hospitality Group, including their launch of an affordable online training system (RCSU), the executive recruitment department is getting a considerable boost with the addition of Brian Armstrong, CCM, to t...

Where are all the chefs?

The seeming lack of hirable chef talent was a hot topic of discussion at the most recent meeting of the DC chapter of the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Association (WCR), according to RCS Hospitality Group culinary consultant Chef Mary Howley. Thi...

October 14, 2016

Updated: 10/02/2018

People matter. At RCS, we believe they are your biggest asset.

No one knows this more intimately than managers in the hospitality industry. Everything we do is about people: people providing an experience to other people. People serving people. Our in...

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Whitney Reid Pennell 
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Whitney Reid Pennell is the founder and president of the award-winning RCS Hospitality Group. She is a published author and widely praised seminar leader, with over 20 years of club operations management and consulting experience. 

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