There is a New Traveler in 2022. Are Hotels Ready?

It’s no secret that during COVID travelers put a premium on cleanliness and flexibility. Now, as travelers plan post-pandemic trips, their priorities seem to have shifted. But hotels have already made drastic changes to their operations and staffing to address the needs of the pandemic. Here is how the previous changes will help (or hinder)… Read more »

What Does it Take to Create a Resilient Hotel Team?

While demand has surged in the hotel industry, employment levels have not. In understaffed teams, employees face increasingly challenging situations, work longer hours and wear multiple hats. This can quickly break down a team’s ability to bounce back from rough shifts or difficult customers. We have discussed the power of personal resiliency in our blog… Read more »

How Long Should Your Hotel’s Onboarding Last?

A recent survey indicates that 33% of new hires quit within the first six months of employment. Why? The top reasons reported were feeling neglected, overwhelmed, and unqualified. All of these factors underscore the importance of an onboarding process that keeps employees engaged, especially for a high-turnover industry like Hotels and Resorts. Some hotel leaders… Read more »

Should Hotel Executives Be Involved in Hiring?

In today’s seemingly impossible hiring market, the strain for talent is felt at all levels of hotel management. Many hotel executives are looking for any strategy that will give them the edge in hiring quality talent. So is it time for them to put on their recruiting hats and jump into the hiring frenzy? Not… Read more »

Cannabis Tourism: Is Your Hotel Prepared?

The number of states allowing recreational cannabis use continues to grow. This, combined with the renewed zeal for traveling post-COVID has lead to a boom in Cannabis Tourism. Travelers are flocking to states where it is legal, leaving many hotels wondering how to balance this trend with their current operations. Here are some things hotels… Read more »

How Hotel Technology Can Ease the Staffing Shortage Pains

Across the country, hotels are struggling to open at full capacity due to a lack of available hourly workers. In previous blog posts, we have discussed technology’s role as a perk that elevates the hotel guest experience. But with the tightening labor market, technology will become less of a bonus and more of an essential… Read more »

How Hospitality Companies Can Beat the Newest Pandemic: Job Ghosting

In a recent LinkedIn poll, we found that the biggest recruiting challenge for 37% of hiring managers was candidates ghosting jobs and interviews. Right now, candidates have the upper hand in the hospitality job market. If a candidate does not feel valued by the company in the interview process, they will quickly take their talents… Read more »

There is a Right Way (and a wrong way) to Use Skills Assessments When Hiring

Everyone puts their best foot forward in an interview. They will usually research the company and the role, prepare thoughtful answers to common interview questions, and show off their most impressive achievements. Of course, face-to-face interviews are essential in the hiring process, especially for many hospitality roles. But what else can hiring managers do to… Read more »

 The Truth About Job Hopping in Hotels

Whether you attribute it to the economy or just want to blame the Millenials, the numbers don’t lie. Job hopping has been on the rise for the last decade. And in the hotel industry, it is even more common. If everybody is doing it, it isn’t a big deal. Right? Maybe. Maybe not. Although many… Read more »