Is your hotel a fun place to work? Do your employees look forward to spending their day at your hotel?
If the answers are no, then your business is in trouble.
Do you have difficulty keeping good employees? Do you see staff members whispering in huddled groups? Do you or your supervisors work behind closed doors?
If the answers are yes, then your business is in trouble.
Many hotel managers know how to build a culture of service to attract guests. At the same time, they may overlook the needs and expectations of the other people in the building.
Successful leaders not only focus on creating positive experiences that acquire guests and build customer loyalty, they expand those strategies to the hotel’s workforce to attract and keep good employees.
This episode of Lodging Leaders explores the concept of workplace culture, and why it matters, especially in today’s tight labor market.
We talk about how a positive work environment can make your hotel business, and how a toxic atmosphere can break it.
We interview Del Ross, chief revenue officer at Hotel Effectiveness; Carrie David, chief human resources officer at Interstate Hotels & Resorts; Chris Bennis, a recruiter with Snelling Hospitality; Bryan DeCort, executive vice president at Hotel Equities; and Nancy Curtin Morris, vice president of learning and people development at Hotel Equities.
Resources and Links
Ginny Morrison of Evanston, Illinois, is a 33-year veteran of Spire Hospitality, a hotel management company with a portfolio that spans coast-to-coast. As vice president of sales and marketing, Morrison saw the coronavirus pandemic decimate the meetings business. More than a year later, she’s witnessing a comeback as small-meeting planners are actively booking events for the last half of 2021 and beyond. As public health agencies expand COVID-19 vaccination programs across the U.S. and states ease up on public-gathering restrictions designed to keep the virus at bay, the hotel industry is seeing small meetings begin a comeback. In Episode 317, Long Live Lodging covers the state of the small-meetings sector and how hotels can grab their share of the meetings business during and post-pandemic. This report is part of our ongoing coverage about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the hospitality industry.
The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference will be the industry’s first large event to be held during the coronavirus pandemic. The Atlanta event will be a hybrid format of in-person and virtual access, also an industry first. Lee Hunter, chairman of the conference, knows the level of expectation is high among other conference planners as well as industry professionals eager to network after more than a yearlong hiatus. Episode 316 of Lodging Leaders podcast features Hunter as he tells what it takes to re-launch the industry’s conference circuit amid the COVID-19 outbreak.