How to Transform Your Hotel Employees Into Talent Magnets
By Roberta Chinsky Matuson President, Matuson Consulting | February 26, 2017
The U.S. labor market continues to tighten with The Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a decline in the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent in November of 2016. The unemployment rate is even lower in many states and metropolitan areas.
Unrealistic expectations and increased stress, due to staffing shortages, is causing many employees to reconsider their current work situations. Many will soon choose to depart. This will only add to the need for organizations to involve more than HR, if they are to fill job openings promptly or at all.
Here's a common scenario that plays out everyday in the hospitality industry. You have a small team of HR people trying to fill dozens and sometimes hundreds of jobs, while continuing to support the organization from an HR perspective. The task is daunting. No, it's impossible.
At first glance, it may seem that the solution to today's staffing challenge is to simply increase the size of your HR team. While that might seem like a good idea, it's important to keep in mind that HR people are included in these unemployment figures, which means there are fewer people with HR skills to be had. As a result, much of the work that I do with my clients involves transforming their employees into talent magnets. Imagine the possibilities, if you were able to do this as well. You'd now have hundreds of people on the ground attracting the talent you need. Here's where to begin.
Turn Your Team Into a Recruiting Machine
There is no point in beating around the bush. Finding talent takes considerable effort these days. The more people you have helping, the better your chances of being successful in your quest to hire the best.