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Hotel management

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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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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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Implementing Smart Technology to Enhance Security and Minimize Risk

New safety standards are being enacted across the hospitality industry. Legislation is expanding at the local, state, and federal levels in response to escalating situations that endanger guests, hotel staff, and the general public. Hotels are responding...

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The Holistic Approach To Run Your Hotel Operations

Hotels rely on people. On the employees who maintain them and the guests who stay at them. This industry is one that is contingent on the happiness and satisfaction of those who are a part of it. In a manner of trust, workers and guests depend on...

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OSHA Compliance Importance In The Work Place

Occupational Safety and Health Act Compliance

Following the passing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly referred to as OSHA. This was done in an effort to ensure...

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Labor Compliance: Technology to the Rescue

Labor expense is a costly affair for the hospitality industry, accounting for a large chunk of the total operating costs. Hotel owners and managers need to consider all aspects that contribute to or affect the needs of their labor. Changes in labor laws...

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