Part-Time Workers: A “New Normal” in Hospitality, Retail


After years of being battered by a slow economy, retailers and the hospitality industry are beginning to see a “new normal”—relying more on part-time workers to help keep costs in check. These groups of employees are asked to be extremely flexible—available to cover various shifts, often at a moment’s notice. This new aspect of temporaryContinue reading “Part-Time Workers: A “New Normal” in Hospitality, Retail”

Part-Time Workers: A "New Normal" in Hospitality, Retail


After years of being battered by a slow economy, retailers and the hospitality industry are beginning to see a “new normal”—relying more on part-time workers to help keep costs in check. These groups of employees are asked to be extremely flexible—available to cover various shifts, often at a moment’s notice. This new aspect of temporaryContinue reading “Part-Time Workers: A "New Normal" in Hospitality, Retail”

Human Resource Issues in the Hospitality Industry


By C2 Trinity for EHospitalityTimes.com: Many businesses in the hospitality industry – both small and large have difficulty in understanding their human resource and employment relations obligations whichever country or countries they operate in! This is understandable given the raft of legislation and regulations governing (drowning) the employment environment in which governments seem to revel in. TheContinue reading “Human Resource Issues in the Hospitality Industry”

Quick Service Restaurants Offer Fix for U.S. Job Market


By Lorraine Woellert for Bloomberg Businessweek: Rachael Wright had culinary training, a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a dream of putting her education to work. After a couple of years waiting tables and trying to launch her career, Wright finally went where the jobs are: quick-service food. In September, she started at Protein Bar, aContinue reading “Quick Service Restaurants Offer Fix for U.S. Job Market”

Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR


In this litigious society, the hospitality industry—perhaps more than any other segment—has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, both frivolous and legitimate. For small business owners and HR professionals, changes in the legal landscape mean that you need constant vigilance to protect your company and stay out of court. Although nothing can replace formal legalContinue reading “Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR”

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