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Who is this voice on my voice mail? Where did this text message come from? Whose pithy e-mail piqued my interest? Just who in the world wide web of work is Ken Loyd?

Executive recruiter, headhunter, peddler of people and Prophet of Profit. I place middle & senior level executives in the restaurant and retail industries.

Learn more - watch the video here.

Everyday I wear my heart on my sleeve living up to my title of "Chief Listener." You'll also find a few medals on my chest for accountability, creativity, tech savvy and fun.

You can learn more about my road less traveled on the HYPE page. Got FAQ's? Visit the WITNESS link for a few answers. Care to pick my brain? There's not much left but you'll get a sample of my attitude on the RANTS page. Need work? You can read about what I'm working on by visiting GIGS.

Mine is a business of relationships built on knowledge, compelling appeal and the trust found in confidentiality.

When you're looking for people or a place to work, I'm the first call you need to make.


What's the buzz with the latest $20/hour minimum wage now in effect in California?

What was once an "under-performing" location has now become a planned closure.

There's a headcount reduction for multi-unit operators and store count increase for the survivors.

Everyone is increasing prices, some by as much as 25%. In-store guest counts are down, take-out & delivery are up. New locations are smaller and existing locations are scrambling to make use of empty dining rooms for catering & special events.

But wait...there's good news!

Operators are finding a higher caliber talent pool applying for hourly positions. The number of applicants is up and the burden of staffing is on the decline.

The big challenge for operations remains -- will this shift in labor create opportunities for business development and what does that mean for business drivers like marketing & IT?

Time will tell and it's not long before other states raise their minimum wage too.














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