7. Create and Use Incentives to Make Your Successful Staff
Enjoy Their Work More, while you reduce turnover
This resource began with definitions of the words “profits” and “profitability. ”
Those words and sentiments are not for hotel owners and managers alone. There are many incentive programs in the marketplace, dealing with everything from attendance to projects completed on time to sales to sharing savings on ideas submitted by staff.
The HospitalityEducators.com site has segments specifically dealing with this topic and offers a range of ideas on recognition and awards programs that aim to cover a wide range of your staff.
In addition to those ideas, include cross-training as a benefit that is of interest to many staff.
- Cross-training breaks the monotony of some jobs and can provide others the opportunity for potential promotion and/or additional compensation.
- It can help keep the number of full time equivalent (FTEs) lower, as people can assist each other when needed.
- Reducing turnover is a proven step to controlling manageable expenses.
- The cost of turnover is addressed in detail and the full list of tips is available @ HospitalityEducators.com
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