You Ask. We Answer.
Slider
What’s the story behind Bē?

Bē was founded in 2016 by John Fingleton, a passionate Hospitality professional with more than 25 years of experience. Back then, he had the simple goal of helping people find their way in the hospitality industry while working with nurturing and caring organisations who seek to build stronger and highly trained teams committed to delivering and exceeding guests’ expectations. 

We set out to achieve this by gaining an in-depth understanding of both the needs and desires of the people and organisations in the industry and working with their best interests at heart.

What is Only with Bē all about?

Our mission is to inspire the people and organisations involved in Hospitality to build a more sustainable industry, i.e. one that focuses on the synergies between training and developing teams who in turn will deliver and exceed the guests’ expectations.

Our vision is to ignite the transformation in the hospitality industry with innovation, partnership, and ecosystem-building activities.

Our Philosophy: We have a unique way of looking at the way the Hospitality industry works, by putting guests, organisations, and people at the centre of everything we do. We bring a caring and nurturing mindset and impeccable professionalism that is reflected in our relationships with our clients as well as candidates.

We put people first: We recognise that Hospitality runs on passion, motivation, and dedication. The key is to ensure that people enjoy their jobs so much that commitment and excellence come naturally. In organisations, this happens when each person in the team feels purposeful and motivated. The secret sauce behind returning guests is more than just grand properties – it lies in the simple act of investing in people. We make this happen by fostering relationships between people and businesses in this field.

We focus on creating lasting partnerships: We recognise that there are clear benefits of playing the long-term game for the people and organisations we work with. When it comes to career management, organisations must be committed to passionately and professionally training their people. This needs to happen despite the possibility that they will leave them to work with someone else, but quite possibly return to them in the future in a more senior role. For the people, it’s about being committed to spending at least 18 months in a role developing the skills and experience needed to be ready to take the next step forward in their career when the correct position is available.

We believe that Hospitality is all about exceeding guests’ expectations: We know that success in hospitality is inseparably tied to turning your random customers into brand ambassadors. Just meeting customer expectations is not enough; you need to be able to exceed their expectations and leave them with a burning desire to come back repeatedly with friends and family. The first step in this direction is to understand what guests really want – i.e. both their stated and unstated needs. The next step is to invest in building a motivated, passionate and committed team that delivers those needs every time.

As a Hospitality organization, how do I know if I should join the Bē family?

Bē is an experience, a community, and above all, a family. We bring a caring and nurturing mindset and impeccable professionalism that is reflected in our relationships with our clients as well as candidates. As an organisation in the Hospitality industry, you will gain by associating with Bē only if you share our core values and beliefs. Our exclusive screening process ensures that we work with like-minded clients; that is, they believe in putting people first because they know that it is indispensable to keep their guests returning to them. They understand that they are in the business of delighting guests, and that makes people their most significant assets. That’s why they look up to Bē to benefit from our exceptional Talent Sourcing and Talent Management solutions.

Our professionally screened, assessed, and trained hospitality professionals are not only competent and capable but also passionate and committed. This sets us apart from the crowd. Join us if you seek to refine and augment your existing teams, improve team motivation, and increase staff retention the Bē way. We help you achieve the highest levels of hospitality service and standards.

Raise your potential to secure the right fit for your organisation by benchmarking relevant candidates and their profiles against the industry standards. Rely on our objective screening methodology to source candidates who can create synergy with your brand values and goals. Never again fall into the trap of hiring people who fail to delight guests or are not aligned with your work ethics.

Our in-depth screening process helps us to understand the long term career goals of candidates, which then seamlessly translates into less new hires in senior positions. We help you to create a future senior team that is already oriented to your company culture. You will never have to worry about putting misfit or incompetent people in important positions ever again.

As a professional in the Hospitality industry, why should I choose Bē?

We are with you every step of the way and are invested in seeing you grow and flourish. Once you join our family, you belong and reap the benefits forever. Your career is our priority, and so are your passion, skills, and talent. We align these elements to craft a tailor-made journey that fulfils your goals. Bē uses a unique combination of screening professionals, training them, and matching them with nurturing employers to fuel rewarding careers.

Whether you are looking to get started with the Hospitality industry, secure a better job, get a promotion, gain a new experience, or get professional expertise in planning to fulfil your long term career goals, we work with you every step of the way. We gain insights into your professional and personal goals while highlighting the skills to be developed to help you progress and gain promotions faster.

When it comes to your career, you shouldn’t have to settle. We have an extensive network of handpicked partner organisations who have proven themselves to be reliable and nurturing employers. We not only work with you to secure opportunities with our partners, but we will also educate you on each one of them. This way, we can identify the employers you will enjoy working with as well as excel in professionally.

No matter where you start, Bē is here to help you for a lifetime of meaningful career opportunities. Whether you are at the entry-level, mid-level, or senior level, we have opportunities that no one else can offer. We are proud to be in a unique position in the Hospitality industry to meet your specific career needs. Our professionally managed career development services keep your career stable, strong and growing.

We are committed to seeing you succeed and do what it takes to achieve the same. We understand your goals and needs and will provide you with access to our online training academy. We will also make sure to align you with organisations that will commit to your ongoing training and development. This way, we help you to effortlessly thrive in the competitive Hospitality industry while staying rooted in your passion and goals.

What makes Bē unique and exclusive?

At Bē, we recognise that building strong, passionate, and committed teams is the key to success, especially in Hospitality. We also understand that people are not just a cog in the wheel – they have personal and professional goals of their own. Therefore, managing their career development with them and for them is indispensable. This is where we come in.

Highly skilled professionals are already scarce in the Hospitality industry. By working with people with their long-term careers in mind and monitoring the industry trends, we help you stay ahead of your competition through improved staff retention. This empowers the management to invest in their people for training and development, knowing that their goals are in alignment.

Bē works with focused and committed people to secure them rewarding jobs and prosperous careers in the hospitality industry. Managing your career and aligning it with your personal and professional goals is at the forefront of all our decisions. Whether you are looking to kick start a career or take the next steps in developing your career in the Hospitality industry, we are here for you. By joining Bē, you will never have to worry again about ending up in an unfulfilling job, working with an inattentive employer, or failing to align your career path with your long-term goals.

Process and Costs

How to join Bē?

Step 1: Register through the Bē website.

Step 2: Invitation to schedule an intro call or move ahead and complete the assessment.

Step 3: Invitation to Schedule your Introduction call to meet your agent and discuss your results and start to gain insights into your needs – Job or Career Management.

Step 4: Work with us to build your profile on the Bē platform, including completing your video clips

Step 5: Schedule follow-up phone call to identify your personal and professional goals – as well as identifying the skills needed to be developed and the career path ahead.

Step 6: Bē promotes your profile to employers that match your career goals. 

Step 7: Introduce you to the Employee Benefits Programme.

What kind of positions can I apply for?

We typically have opportunities each year for:

  • Bartenders
  • Servers (waiter/waitress)
  • Hosts (receptionist for restaurants)
  • Line Cook (chef de partie)
  • Dishwasher
  • Food Expo (commis chef)
  • Tennis Attendants (should have a playing interest in tennis)
  • Golf Attendant (should have a playing interest in golf)
  • Fitness Attendant (should be a member of a gym)
What is your screening process?
Profile Test: We have broken the assessment tests down into three separate and equally important sections. This will allow you to take them one at a time. You only need about 10 to 20 minutes per test. However, it is imperative that you find the time to complete all three sections:

  1. Personality
  2. Aptitude
  3. Skills

Likewise, if you choose to take all the three and have 40 mins to spare, you can simply complete all of them at once.

Profile Building: Once you have completed the assessment centre, we will invite you to start building your profile through our platform. Once we have your profile complete we will share this with the Clubs to secure you interviews.

What we will need the following from you ay this stage.

  • Profile Picture
  • Updated CV
  • Video Clips

Enrollment Form: You will need to sign our Enrollment Form which we will send to you electronically.

What costs are involved?

The Following Costs Will Apply Only If You Have Been Successfully Hired.

Police Clearance fee payable to police/agency.

The Republic of Ireland – No Charge.

Northern Ireland/United Kingdom – £45.00.

 

US Embassy Appointment Fee – payable to US Consulate.

Visa processing fee $190.

Recommended spending money:

To tide you over for the first 2 to 3 weeks you will need $800.

Please note:

You will be refunded your police clearance fee and visa cost within the first month of your employment.

Payable in Irish currency or Euro at the current exchange rate.

Country Clubs

What are the requirements for being hired by a Country Club?

Our Country Clubs ideally look for the following criteria when choosing who to hire.

  • Candidate should have an Irish or UK Passport.
  • At least 1 year of experience in Hospitality/Customer Service.
  • Ideally, the candidate should be between 21-29 years of age.
  • Warm, friendly and helpful personality.
  • Comfortable sharing a room with a stranger.
  • Committed to being in Florida from October through to June.
  • No criminal convictions.
What are the locations of the clubs?

The majority of clubs are located on the East Coast of Florida in:

  • Boca Raton
  • Vero Beach
  • Stuart
  • Delray Beach
  • Jupiter Beach

We do have one club located on the West Coast of Florida located in:

  • Sarasota

Interviews

What is the interview process?

We usually host face-to-face interviews with specific clubs on specific dates and times during the month of July in Dublin. We also host Skype interviews with specific clubs on specific dates and times during the month of August.

What should I wear during the interview?

Dress appropriately and look neat and presentable. A suit is always recommended for male candidates, but the bare minimum to appear professional is to wear a shirt and tie with trousers and shoes.

Avoid bright colours and patterned clothes – try sticking to colours like grey, white and blue as these are more professional and show sophistication and maturity. We also recommend not wearing excessive jewellery, ensuring your hair and nails are clean and neat and paying attention to your body language.

What else should I pay attention to for the interview?
Be Punctual:The number one rule of any interview is to not be late. Always ensure that you are on time. Being punctual shows that you have respect for other people’s time, and that you appreciate them making time to see you. Being late creates an immediate negative impression which may lead prospective employers to think that you are unreliable and tardy. If you are visiting a venue you aren’t familiar with, give yourself an extra 15 – 30 minutes to allow for any unexpected traffic or in case you get lost.

Be Well-mannered: Greet your interviewer(s) by standing up and instigating a firm handshake with a warm smile. This will illustrate great professionalism as well as favourable etiquette. One of the most important, and often a determining factor of the interview’s outcome, is the use of cell phones. We can’t stress this enough, switch off your Mobile before entering the interview. Not doing so could cost you the position. Be mindful of your language and avoid swearing, offensive jokes, or bad-mouthing others.

Prepare Well: It is crucial that you do thorough research on your prospective employer – both the company and person, if possible – ahead of the interview. This will ensure that you are able to hold an intelligent discussion about the company during your interview, and will help you to assess what questions they may ask and what they may be looking for in a prospective employee. You should also try to speak to others who are currently working for the company, or who have worked for it before so that you can gain a better understanding of the company culture, management style and the duties your position will entail.

What will be the location of the interview?

We will share the location of interviews with you through email and in our Workaway Slack channel so please make sure to have notification turned on.

Legal

Will I need any clearance from the police?

It is compulsory for all successfully hired people to secure and provide a clean police certificate showing NO criminal convictions in the last 5 years.

Republic of Ireland: A Police Certificate is issued by the Superintendent in the District where the relevant applicant resides, or formerly resided, in the Republic of Ireland. Please go to our Station Directory to find out who your District Superintendent is.

Steps to securing a Police Clearance:

  • Bring proof of address
  • Bring Signed Offer Letter
  • Bring Photo Id

The United Kingdom/Northern Ireland: A Police certificate is issued through the online platform and can be found by click HERE. Please make sure to read all the steps and follow the instructions clearly.

Important Note: We cannot issue you a ticket to fly without receiving your police clearance and in most cases, this will take ten days to receive once you have applied.

Do I need to undergo a medical examination?

It is compulsory for successfully hired people to attend and complete a medical exam at our clinic in Dublin. We will cover all the costs associated with this exam an provide you with a link to book your appointment at the clinic.

The exam will take roughly one hour and will consist of the following:

  • General Health Q&A
  • Chest Xray
  • Blood Test
  • Urine Sample

The purpose of this exam is to make sure we have a record of your health and any previously existing conditions in advance of providing you with health insurance in the USA.

We also use this exam to make sure nobody is currently using any illegal drugs as we have a complete zero-tolerance approach to any drug use.

Important Note

  • Do not take any pain killers for 7 days leading up to your exam as products’ such as Nurofen Plus or Solpadeine.
  • There is NO need to fast before your medical.
What are the other processes I should know about?

Typically in the 1st week of September, we will be inviting you to start the process of securing your H2B visa which allows you to live and work in the USA.

This is one of the most tedious processes you will ever go through but together we will get you through it. The important things to remember here are read all the information and instructions you are provided with. if you simply follow them one step at a time you will sail through this. However, if all else fails please go to the slack platform and ask your questions there.

Important Notes:

  • You will need to have $190 in your bank account at the time of application.
  • You will need an electronic US Passport Size photo
  • This H2B visa will only allow you to work with your chosen club

Please make sure to visit the Slack Channel securing “My H2B” where we have laid out the process into three separate steps.

  1. DS-260 Application
  2. Securing Embassy Appointment

The day of the Embassy Appointment

Travel and Stay

What kind of travel arrangements can I expect?

We will meet you at the check-in area on the morning of your flight, typically everyone flies out with their team or part of their team so nobody is left flying alone. Once you land at your final destination there will be transportation organized to pick you up and take you to the apartments – details will have been shared with you in advance along with your e-Ticket.

We will issue you with an E-Ticket that will be emailed to you with your flight details including connections if any. It is imperative that you double-check the name on the ticket is the same as on your passport. Our advice is to not self-check-in on any apps but to arrive at the check-in desk as suggested and along with your team check-in together. this way everyone can get seats together.

Important Note:

Remember, if there is any issues or delays during the travel day, you are advised to immediately get in touch with us through slack. We will assist you with the same, and more importantly, we will make sure that your club in Florida is kept in the loop.

What should I pack?

You are allowed 1 checked piece of luggage weighing no more than 23 KG, 1 carry on bag and 1 purse or laptop bag.

Tips for packing:

  • Pack as if you are going on a two week holiday, as you will buy lots of stuff when out there at much cheaper prices.
  • Roll your clothes instead of folding them – This consumes less space and prevents your clothes from creasing.
  • Remember you are going to be working 5 days a week and on your days off mostly lounging by the pools or beaches. So shorts and tees over jeans and hoodies.
  • Lauren Cunningham, a 3 year veteran of the programme says “We learned to stock up on black socks, as they cost a fortune out there! Penney’s is a godsend”, She also says “Don’t be worrying about toiletries (saves on space and weight in the case) – there is usually a Walmart/CVS/Publix within walking distance from where you are living.”
  • Pack clothes that can be worn more than once – This helps you to avoid over-packing and having to deal with too much laundry.
  • Keep important travel documents handy – A mini travel bag should hold your important documentation – passport, aeroplane ticket, travel insurance details and medical information – so that it is accessible at all times.
  • Don’t pack unnecessary items – Only pack what you really need and don’t include the “just in case” items – chances are good you will not make use of them and they will consume your luggage space.
  • Don’t pack valuable items into your checked luggage – Items like expensive jewellery, electronic appliances, money, credit cards, and even sentimental items like photographs should be packed with your hand luggage to avoid theft.
Where will I be staying?

You may either arrange your own accommodation or for a nominal fee, make use of the experienced team of the appointed housing company, who will arrange accommodation on your behalf. If you decide to secure accommodation from the appointed housing company, you will be required to sign a sub-lease for the apartment and will be subjected to all terms and conditions therein.

If you decide to utilize the housing option, you cannot during the employment contract decide to move to your own accommodation. Be prepared to share a 2 to 3 bedroom apartment with another 3 to 5 co-ed flatmates. Flatmate requests will be honoured whenever possible. However, they (including same-gender requests) cannot be guaranteed.

Many of the apartments provide such amenities as microwaves, dishwasher, swimming pools, exercise facilities, and laundromats. However, housing is assigned randomly and the amenities may vary. Grocery, pharmacy and miscellaneous shopping are within city bus routes and biking/walking distance from the location of the housing.

If you choose to arrange your own accommodation you will not be able to move into the optional housing offered through the program at a later date. Unfortunately, there is only enough housing available for those who opt to utilize the housing accommodation.

Accommodation costs approximately $160 and $170 per week.

What is the procedure to handle any medical issues during the stay?

Visiting a doctor or a hospital in the US may be very different than what you are accustomed to. Outlined below are the steps you should take to get the best benefit from your travel insurance coverage:

  1. If you have a LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY immediately call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. If the treatment was not life-threatening and you were not ADMITTED into the facility you will be responsible for paying $350.00 U.S.
  2. For all other doctor visits, exams, shots, etc. you should contact Olympus Managed Health Care to ensure that the doctor or facility that you plan on going to is “In-Network” and covered under this health plan.

Important Notes:

Carry your insurance ID card with you at all times. When you go to a doctor’s office or to the Hospital, be sure to bring your insurance identification card.

With the MyInsurance Mobile app you have all your travel information right at your fingertips: Show your Insurance ID-Card on your phone to the doctor, view all the important contact details and service hotlines, search for a doctor or hospital near your location and view the summary of your benefits.

  1. MdNow walk-in clinics are “In-Network” and are open 365 days a year from 8 am to 8 pm.  You will have to pay $100 non-refundable fee to be seen and MUST take your insurance card and a photo ID to any walk-in clinic. http://www.mymdnow.com/locations/
  2. You may save some money by going to a CVS or Walgreens on-site clinic that is staffed by a nurse practitioner. While not a doctor, these health-care professionals can help if you need some medications for an infection, minor injuries etc. Not all Walgreens or CVS has this benefit. You can go to the Walgreens, or CVS web-site to find a store with this feature nearest your location.
    Walgreens – http://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/healthcare-clinic.jsp
    CVS – http://www.minuteclinic.com/en/USA/
  3. To submit a claim, use the information on the www.eSecutive.com/myinsurance web site. It has claim forms, procedures, and other important insurance coverage information.
  4. Worker’s Compensation.  If you are injured while at work it is imperative that you inform management immediately. Do not leave work before informing your shift manager. Work-related injuries are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance rather than your Workaway provided insurance. Worker’s Compensation coverage is through your employer that is why notification to your supervisor is mandatory.
  5. Walgreens, CVS, Target, Publix, Walmart and Winn Dixie all have pharmacy departments that can be a great source of helpful advice.  Ask to speak with the pharmacist and explain your situation, the pharmacist can suggest certain medications etc. Remember: Pharmacist advice is FREE.
  6. Unwell? Unsure? Confused? Need Help? Have Questions? Your Housing Manager is on hand to help you if you have questions or are unsure about which option you should choose.
  7. For minor ailments such as sore throat, tickly cough, grazed knee, minor cuts and scrapes and hangovers, most of these things can be taken care of at home. Make sure you keep a few first aid essentials in your apartment.
What should I do in the case of emergencies?

911 can be used to report any emergency. This includes medical emergencies, fire and suspected acts of violence and/or crime. Bē encourages the use of 911 in any situation where the participant feels concerned for his/her or any other person’s safety or health. In the event that there is a fire in your apartment, irrespective of how small, it is imperative that the fire department be called out to inspect the apartment.

It is important to carry your medical insurance card in your wallet. Should you be involved in an accident, emergency services personnel will most likely check your wallet for identification and information on your medical insurance provider.

Can I live and/or work with my Boyfriend/Girlfriend?

The simple answer here is – Yes, you can. However, we cannot guarantee you will both be offered positions by the same clubs. What we can guarantee is we will work with you to try and secure you both interviews with the same club.

Thereafter, we will leave it up to you both to shine and impress the interviewer!

Don’t Take Our Word for It – Here’s What Our People Say.

Testimonial 1

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why Bē?

Bē helps you augment your team by providing professionally trained people with a proven track record in exceeding guests expectations. We Manage Your Talent Lifecycle from Acquisition and Screening to Retention and Succession Planning. We are committed to meeting the unique needs of each client of the Bē family.  with Bē to Build a Strong, Passionate, and Motivated Hospitality Team from Ground up.

What can I do with Bē?
  • Professional Talent Sourcing and Management for Organizations in the Hospitality Industry.
  • Infuse your team with the most suitable candidates with matching skill-set, professional experience, and personal qualities.
  • Raise your standards of service by benchmarking relevant candidates and their profiles against the highest quality standards in the industry.
  • Rely on our objective screening methodology to source candidates who can create synergy with your brand values and goals.
  • Get a headstart on succession planning by partnering with us. Our in-depth screening process helps us to understand the long term career goals of candidates, which then seamlessly translates into less new hires in senior positions. We help you to create a future senior team that is already oriented to your company culture.
  • Stay ahead of others through improved staff retention and reduced attrition.
What is the process to join Bē?

Step 1: We capture all the relevant information about your company

Step 2: We research your company in-depth to anticipate your staffing needs.

Step 3: Virtual meeting with your executives (if an in-person meeting is not possible).

Step 4: Identify the core needs: Talent Sourcing vs Talent Management.

Step 5: Compile all the requirements and signing of the contract between the two parties.

Step 6: Build your detailed company profile on the Bē platform for.

Step 7: Launch a press release to announce the partnership between Bē and your company.

Step 8: Provide your team access to the Client Portal and walk them through it.

Step 9: Submit people and coordinate interviews for your review and feedback.

Step 10: Introduce you to the full array of benefits that come with being a part of Bē.

Don’t Take Our Word for It – Here’s What Our Clients Say.

Testimonial 1

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.