The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) | June 16, 2022
WASHINGTON (June 16, 2022) –The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the AHLA Foundation, and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) today announced a new strategic partnership, with the shared goal of growing the future workforce of the hotel and hospitality industry. The announcement comes at a critical time for the hotel industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2022 employment in the broader leisure and hospitality industry was down more than 1.3 million jobs compared to before the pandemic. Hotels are looking to fill many of those jobs. In a May 2022...
PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management | May 23, 2022
Sad to say, hotel managers – unwittingly or not – often hold negative perceptions of older workers. People older than 50 make up less than a fifth of all hotel employees. Where does this apparent aversion to employing older people come from? As a vital first step in addressing the low employment rate of older people in this sector, BSc graduate Sau Yin Cheung and Assistant Professor Linda Woo of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University explored age stereotypes and job suitability assessments among hotel managers in Hong Kong. As well as putting age-related discrimination under the micro...
5 Ways Digitalization Will Help Integrate H-2B Visa Employees Into the Hotel Workforce and Make Them Feel Valued
Andrada Paraschiv | April 12, 2022
As foreign nationals arrive in the U.S. on temporary Visas to help fill labor gaps, hotel operators can leverage mobile communication tools to remove the language barrier and assist with onboarding, training, scheduling, engaging, and recognizing employees By Andrada Paraschiv The next wave of foreign nationals on H-2B Visas are arriving in the U.S. to fill vacant non-agricultural jobs. Some of those workers may choose to fill vacant frontline positions at hotels. While operators are desperate for help, hiring from overseas can cause additional issues for Human Resources teams and managers, especially if the labor is unskilled. Therefore...
AHLA | September 23, 2020
Over 100,000 Hotel Employees Supported through Industry Certifications, Apprenticeships, Scholarships, and Degree Programs WASHINGTON (September 23, 2020) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) today received top honors at the White House for their collective work to support and empower hotel industry employees. AHLA and AHLA Foundation were among a small group of companies and organizations awarded the Pledge to America’s Workers Presidential Award in recognition of outstanding comprehensive workforce development efforts to create new and enhanced educati...
Hospitality Upgrade | January 20, 2020
Seven practical ways to optimize the hotel workforce By Fran Worrall Labor costs are historically the largest costs for hotels, and in recent years they have far outpaced RevPAR gains, fueled by a number of factors, including low unemployment rates, higher mandated minimum wage requirements and soaring benefit costs. In November 2018, for example, the City of Oakland, Calif., approved an amendment increasing the hourly minimum wage for hotel employees from $13.23 to $15 with healthcare benefits or $20 without benefits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hourly compensation levels for hospitality employees increased by an ...
Cloud5 Showcases End-to-End Conference WiFi Services at HITEC 2022 to Ensure Hotel Success With Returning In-Person Meetings and Events
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