Hospitality Labor Shortage
Dr. Yong Chen | April 12, 2022
By Dr. Yong Chen An analysis of why and how Covid-related unemployment benefits may have impacted the current labor shortage. What role do loss aversion and behavioral economics play in how a worker considers losing benefits vs. gaining a job? Labor shortage despite available jobs As Covid-19 cases in the United States started subsiding in the first half of 2021, the economy did not recover as fast as had been expected. There have been widespread reports about labor shortages in the U.S. since last April. The reason for the rising unemployment though is anything but a lack of jobs. According to the U.S. Bure...
Dr Laura Zizka | January 18, 2022
On November 22, 2021, EHL hosted the International Advisory Board (IAB) conference on campus. This was the first IAB meeting on-site in two years. Their two days were packed with presentations from faculty members, students and workshops on pressing topics in the hospitality industry. One such workshop, entitled ‘Employability Skills in the 21st Century: A Post-Covid-19 Reflection’, was hosted by Dr. Laura Zizka and Dr. Maggie Chen and tackled the hospitality labor crisis. Closing the Hospitality Skills gap The original idea of offering a workshop on employability skills was envisioned for the 2020 version of the IAB. The pu...
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