From must-read books, top skills and awards to the many articles that focused on the COVID-19, we covered a lot of topics in 2020 with the hopes of supporting the hospitality industry through what has turned out to be one of the most challenging years we have ever encountered. Here is our roundup of the top seven articles of 2020 according to our community.

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7 Must-Read Books According to Hospitality Leaders

As the colder months set in and we near the end of the shows and movies to stream, here are seven must-read books selected by hospitality leaders.
 
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The Hospitality Industry's Top 3 Required Skills

For the past eight years, we’ve been monitoring the skills restaurants, hotels, food service and other hospitality businesses are looking for when hiring. Our most recent data shows that these three skills top the charts, regardless of position, speciality or industry segment.
 
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[COVID-19] Guide to Instagram Hashtags for Supporting Restaurants

Restaurants across the country are trying to find ways to keep their businesses afloat, keep their employees paid, and find new sources of revenue. With a Hashtag (#) and three or four simple words, the industry is uniting and sharing its efforts with the community, bringing awareness to the to-go orders, curbside pick-ups, delivery options, and national movements that this industry has sparked in an effort to survive.
 
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James Beard Foundation Award Finalists 2020

The James Beard Foundation has revealed its list of the 2020 finalist nominees, providing a bright light and a sense of normalcy to the hospitality community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past 50 days, the James Beard Foundation has turned its attention to supporting the relief and rebuilding efforts, via the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund, which to date has disbursed more than $4 million to independent, locally-owned restaurants around the country.
 
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[COVID-19] Companies Hiring During the Pandemic

Almost overnight, the nation's job market has completely changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the hospitality and travel industries have been (and continue to be) hit the hardest, other sectors are increasing their workforce to meet the demands that social distancing and flattening the curve have caused.

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[COVID-19] Resources for Restaurant Workers in Need of Assistance

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been compiling a list of relief funds, organizations and other resources who are helping restaurant workers in need of assistance.

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[COVID-19] 5 Steps to Improve Your Pandemic Job Search

After months of closures and limited operations, restaurants are beginning to reopen across the country and hire for their teams. Here are five action items you can do now to help you get hired post-COVID-19.

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