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Five Solutions for Labor Shortages in Hospitality

Five Solutions for Labor Shortages in Hospitality

Solutions for Hospitality Labor Challenges in 2021

The HSS team is working closely with its parent company, KBS, to offer hotels, resorts, casinos, and restaurants a truly comprehensive set of facility services solutions.  This combination can help properties address shortages in labor during this critical time of recovery for the hospitality industry.  KBS has just published Five Solutions for the Labor Shortages in Hospitality.  The piece looks at how the combination ofLabor Shortage in Hospitality services can be combined to address labor shortages with:

  • Supplemental Staffing
  • Outsourced Cleaning
  • Recruiting Assistance
  • Full Departmental Outsourcing
  • Bundled Facility Services

From the post:

As hospitality venues re-open and see increased demand from customers and guests, it’s clear: labor shortages could slow the recovery, hampering businesses trying to capitalize on the booming consumer demand. From kitchen staff to waitstaff to housekeepers to front desk managers, the hospitality industry is faced with one of the tightest labor markets in years amid an economic recovery from one of the worst crises in living memory.

As the hotels, resorts, and restaurants recover from what was arguably one of its worst years for hospitality, the labor shortage brings an additional challenge. With tight budgets coming out of a catastrophic 2020, it may be tempting to reduce outsource solutions. But this strategy will worsen the problem. Now is the time to bring new solutions to bear on tight labor markets that may ultimately lead to long term changes to how the industry addresses healthy operations. The industry may have been hit hard by the pandemic, but, with the right partnerships, there are strong opportunities ahead.

You can read the full post here:  https://www.kbs-services.com/insights/five-solutions-for-the-labor-shortages-in-hospitality/

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (“KBS”), is a trusted partner to leading operations and facility managers across 75,000 client locations throughout North America.

The Annual Housekeeper Survey: Download Here

The Annual Housekeeper Survey: Download Here

Survey of More Than 10,000 HSS Workers Shows Impact of COVID-19 and Eagerness to Return to Hospitality

Hospitality Staffing Solutions (HSS), the largest hospitality staffing firm in the United States, has released the initial 2020 results of its annual Survey of Hospitality Staff. The survey includes key findings around the impact of COVID and workforce inclination to returning to work safely during a long recovery ahead.

The survey was initially conducted among deployed HSS staff prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then updated in October 2020 to measure the impact of COVID-19. The survey includes responses from more than 10,000 back-of-house HSS employees surveyed across North America — primarily housekeepers, food service employees and janitorial staff.

Hospitality Staffing Solutions Releases Key Findings from 2nd Annual Housekeeper Survey

Hospitality Staffing Solutions Releases Key Findings from 2nd Annual Housekeeper Survey

Survey of More Than 10,000 HSS Workers Shows Impact of COVID-19 and Eagerness to Return to Hospitality

ATLANTA (November 20, 2020) — Hospitality Staffing Solutions (HSS), the largest hospitality staffing firm in the United States, has released the initial 2020 results of its annual Survey of Hospitality Staff. The survey includes key findings around the impact of COVID and workforce inclination to returning to work safely during a long recovery ahead.
The survey was initially conducted among deployed HSS staff prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then updated in October 2020 to measure the impact of COVID-19. The survey includes responses from more than 10,000 back-of-house HSS employees surveyed across North America — primarily housekeepers, food service employees and janitorial staff.

“This survey reveals both the resilience of the hospitality workforce and their stated desire to return to the industry during the recovery period,” said Tim McPherson, President of HSS. “Throughout the pandemic, HSS has maintained and even grown its pool of workers and continues to employ people through a mix of hospitality and other sectors. Listening closely to this team and answering their needs will be an important factor moving ahead as the hotel industry continues its recovery in 2021.”

Some of the key findings from the report related to the huge impact that the global pandemic has had on the hospitality industry:

● 68% said that they saw a reduction or elimination of hours
● 45% said they found work in other industry sectors

The survey also shows that hospitality workers strongly align their career aspirations with the hotel industry and are very much looking forward to returning to work:

● 87% of respondents said they would like to return to work in a hotel or resort
● 81% said they would feel safe returning to work in a hotel
HSS workers still employed in hospitality, generally feel safe in their day-to-day work at hotels and resorts:
● 91% said that they have received adequate training to work safely.
● 90% said they have the supplies needed to perform their jobs safely and effectively

HSS worked with with ClearlyRated to compile the data for this study. ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world, reporting on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and job seekers each year.
The complete survey and analysis covering job satisfaction, pay, and other factors will be will be made available later in Q4 of 2020.
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About Hospitality Staffing Solutions
Founded in 1990 in Atlanta, Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC (“HSS”) proudly claims a leading market share at the world’s leading hotel brands and management companies, and looks to continue its expansion into new geographies through organic expansion of its branch office network, strategic acquisitions, and further development of its service capabilities. Hospitality Staffing Solutions earned the 2019 & 2020 Best of Staffing Client Award for service excellence based on client ratings. Learn more about Hospitality Staffing Solutions at www.hssstaffing.com.

HSS was acquired in 2020 by Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (“KBS”) KBS is a trusted partner to leading operations and facility managers across 75,000 client locations throughout North America. We provide essential facility services that deliver healthy operations to businesses through scalable solutions customized to meet client-specific requirements. Our expertise and technology enable our teams to anticipate issues, ensure quality, and maximize efficiency. With decades of experience in facility hygiene, including being on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 crisis, KBS is committed to partnering with clients to Stay Ahead of the Curve™ with the latest advances for maintaining healthy operations. For more information, visit www.kbs-services.com.

5 Cleaning Trends When Hotels Come Back

5 Cleaning Trends When Hotels Come Back

The hotel industry is going to come back online.  We know this for sure.  It’s really just a question of when and, more importantly, how.   HSS is  already working with major hotel brands across the country to get properties back up and running and we’ve have seen some trends emerge.  These include meeting a new expectation for cleaning, consolidating vendors to maximize efficiency, and communicating clean processes and materials.  Here’s a quick presentation outlining 5 of the most important trends hotel operators need to know about cleaning as we emerge from this crisis.

Our Customer Survey

Our Customer Survey

Every year, HSS participates in a survey of our customers so that we can improve on our service.  While we primarily do these surveys to see where we can improve, a side result is seeing customer testimonials come in

We’re happy to say that Hospitality Staffing Solutions has a 4.5 star rating from its clients displayed live on its profile page for clearlyrated.com

We’re looking to building on this in the future.  Staffing can be challenging today, but we’ve never let that stand in the way of putting our clients’ needs first and being a partner in their success!

 

Determining Hotel Staff Payrates

Determining Hotel Staff Payrates

2019 Pay rate Guide: HSS Western Region

Finding competitive pay rates is one of the most challenging aspects of maintaining an effective workforce. HSS is here to help with a guide that helps determine payrates in your state, region, and city.

How do we determine pay rates?

Pay rates can vary greatly in the same region for different industries. It’s important to consider this factor in determining pay rates for hospitality.

HSS consults with different sources and also relies on its field organization to determine competitive pay rates. Looking at sources such as Payscale and CareerBuilder, we combine research with actual pay in our markets. With more that 80 locations nationwide HSS has a live database to enhance existing data and determine what will be effective in the markets we serve. In addition, we have a dedicated corporate team tasked with investigating federal, state, and local laws and provide information on minimum wage increases.

Factors for Effective Calculations

There are many factors that impact pay rates and many factors particular to the hospitality industry. A few of these factors include:

  • Experience
  • Service Offering of Hotels
  • Turnover Rate
  • Geography
  • Available Transportation

Many of these factors are particularly meaningful in California where regulations can often change the landscape of pay dramatically between local municipalities.

Big Players, Big Changes

When a large scale employers increases pay, this can have a dramatic impact on prevailing wages.  For example, when Amazon increased its minimum wage to $15 an hour nationwide, the impact on many markets large and small was significant.

Many hotels and resorts require housekeepers and other staff that have experience. This can increase pay rates depending on the number of year’s of experience a worker has.

The Cost of Poor Wage Calculations

While increased wages can seem like a challenge to keep up with, there is a silver lining.  Information can help determine an effective wage, reduce turnover and increase productivity.  Many of these factors are more costly to solve in turnover, loss of efficiency and low quality scores.  HSS recognizes the need for accurate pay rates in markets and uses this information to work with clients to supply the right level of staff at the right experience levels.