How to Attract Property Managers with Ownership Mentalities

Ownership mentality in Property Managers

The property management recruiting strategies have fallen into a rut: companies hire entry-level on-site managers to do the grunt work for minimal pay and let the executives do the thinking (and money-making). But as current executives age into retirement, that model will not cut it anymore. To create a long-term talent acquisition strategy with low… Read more »

The Benefit Trend to Watch in 2023: Career Development

Professional Development is the Surprising Benefit Trend in 2023

Recently, any talk of employee benefits almost certainly revolves around mental health, flexible work, and family leave. One of the most surprising priority shifts in 2022 for companies and workers has nothing to do with personal life. According to reports by SHRM and NSHS, career development has grown significantly as a priority for the majority… Read more »

How Digitizing Employee Recognition Can Keep Hotel Staff Motivated

Common sense (and countless psychology studies) tells us that positive reinforcement is the best way to motivate, engage, and retain workers. Unfortunately, the fast-paced environments of hotels make it challenging for leaders to slow down and find time to express gratitude and give kudos to their hardworking staff. While there is no replacement for telling… Read more »

How to Keep Your Hotel’s Housekeeping Staff Happy

Housekeeping is arguably one of the toughest jobs in a hotel. And with all the changes in the last few years, like heightened cleaning protocols and the widespread elimination of daily room cleaning, the job can often feel impossible. So, what can hotel management do to keep their housekeeping teams happy and motivated? Focus on… Read more »

Is a Four Day Workweek in Restaurants Just Crazy Enough to Work?

Recently, a few restaurants have gained national attention for experimenting with something unheard of in the industry – a four-day workweek. While normalizing a better work-life balance is long overdue, a four-day workweek might feel too extreme for many restaurant operations. But with some creativity and clear communication, many restaurants can give their workers more… Read more »

How Hotels Can Successfully Attract Boomerang Hires

If you scroll through LinkedIn today, you’ll see story after story of professionals happily returning to old employers after years of working for competitors. These boomerang hires are more than a feel-good story, they represent a largely untapped talent pool for hotel companies. Ex-employees already know the company culture, and understand the market, and the… Read more »

Should I Include Salary in a Job Ad? Yes!

We hear a lot of objections from employers about including pay in job advertisements: “We don’t want competitors to know our rates.” “We’ll lose our negotiating power.” “It might rustle current employees’ feathers.” The list goes on and on. But in a tough labor market, these objections are slowly becoming obsolete. When employers are not… Read more »

Hospitality Management Traits to Look for Instead of College Degrees

There is much to be said about the value of a degree in hospitality management (or any four-year degree). But is four years in a classroom better than four years of full-time, on-the-job experience? Sometimes, yes. But for many hospitality roles, not necessarily. To avoid missing out on quality hospitality professionals, try skipping the college… Read more »