March FOCUS: Hotel Human Resources

Highgate's "People First" philosophy has led to some of the highest retention and lowest turnover rates in the industry. Chief People Officer Geri Williams-Fitts shares three core tenets that can help hospitality companies refocus their priorities to future-proof and advance the hospitality industry as a whole. READ MORE

If you are left scratching your head as a result of the demand for talent and the short supply of it on this side of the Covid pandemic, this article is for you. What are the key factors that will help you survive in these tough times and be able to gain your fair share of the available leadership talent base? Read on to find out! READ MORE

Lessons of history and innovation anchor the premise of this article. As the hospitality market struggles with ongoing staffing and labor challenges, the terms of service have changed dramatically. This article highlights patterns of transformation and the urgency for brave-hearted organizational innovation. Not only are employees seeking versatility and flexibility, but many people are also seeking significant improvements and changes to their quality of life. READ MORE

While the hotel industry has long since passed COVID-19 fatigue, there have been some incredibly powerful lessons to come out of the pandemic. From the talent perspective, we have to be innovative, proactive, and empathetic in order to succeed. By focusing on talent retention, talent acquisition, and talent development, hotel companies can position themselves for post-pandemic success. READ MORE


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Adam Calli

What kind of support should a hotel executive receive from their HR team in 2021? And what kind of support should they expect their HR team to expect from them? Find out from an expert how HR has changed over the past 40+ years, how you should change with it, and how all will benefit along the way! READ MORE

Ruby Gurrola

It still sends shivers down my spine when I think back to the beginning of the pandemic, faced with having to make drastic cuts in labor. Now two years later, we are still in the trenches looking to shift from recovery mode to a state of adapting and thriving, specifically in our efforts to attract and retain top talent. READ MORE

Coming up in April 2023...

Guest Service: Exceeding Expectations

When guests check into a hotel, they have expectations of quality customer service. They expect to have their needs met in a professional manner, they desire a certain level of comfort, and possibly even made to feel a little special. This is important because satisfied guests are more likely to return and to become true brand ambassadors. But what if instead of merely meeting expectations, hotels created a culture of service that was intent on exceeding expectations in every conceivable way? What if frontline staff were trained and empowered to provide guest services that demonstrate a willingness to always go the extra mile in order to please their guests? This culture is exactly what some hotels are creating in their operations. From helpful, smiling, welcoming staff to the quality of  a room's comfort and conveniences. From discovering a guest's special needs and enthusiastically fulfilling them, to making some amenities free of charge and offering random upgrades. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will explore what some hotels are doing to enhance and enrich their guest services.