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WrkSpot Users' Top 5 Features

As a relatively new WrkSpot employee, and a marketer, some of my first questions were, “What do our users love about Wrkspot?” “What do people really value?” The best way to find out is to ask actual customers. So we did. Based on customer feedback,...

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What working as a hotel housekeeper taught me about life

When I finished college, I was at a bit of a loss. I knew what I wanted to do, but the thought of moving to a large city and actually looking for a job, especially during a recession, was daunting. So I took advantage of a student visa extension and...

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What are room beacons & why should you care?

Let’s start with IoT, the Internet of Things. In my mind, IoT is still firmly connected with the idea that my refrigerator will talk to me and remind me that I’m out of milk. That’s a thing that could behave differently if it were “smart” and connected,...

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Keeping Employees...and Keeping Them Engaged

The news continues to be full of The Great Resignation, and we all feel it. As recently as last week, the New York Times reported that staffing levels for hospitality businesses continue to be 10% below pre-pandemic levels and people in our industry are...

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Perfect matches: Peanut butter & chocolate, cookies & milk, WrkSpot & ...WrkSpot

It’s Valentine's Day. The day we celebrate our loved ones. Our mates. Our significant others. Today is an opportunity to reflect on what makes a great union between two things. My wife and I, for example, are different in many ways… she doesn’t like...

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Something New is Happening at WrkSpot

You’ve probably noticed a different look on the WrkSpot blog. WrkSpot.com looks a little different too. After some discussion, debate, thought, and more debate, we’ve changed our logo.

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The Challenge of New: Embracing & Managing Change with Your Staff

Whenever someone talks about the challenge of change, I hear David Bowie in my head. “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes….” The second line of that song turns out to be “turn to face the strange.” I rarely hear song lyrics correctly, so this was news to me, but it...

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Ebook - The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Hotel Staffing Challenges

New Ebook! There has been an exodus of people from hospitality, particularly from hotel work and housekeeping. Hotels are finding it difficult to fill positions, with a heavy burden landing on general managers. Many managers make do with small teams that...

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Best Practices for Avoiding Compliance Headaches and Costs

As a hotel manager, you must ensure the safety of your guests, employees, and the general public. In the COVID and post-COVID era, this requires strict adherence to an ever-increasing array of regulatory compliance and legal requirements, on top of...

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Managing Overtime for Hotel Workers to Improve Payroll Efficiency

The cost of labor is a hotel's single largest variable cost. How you manage your staff can increase or decrease those costs, so your operations management directly positively (or negatively) affects your margins. To complicate matters, COVID has...

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