Hotel brand and company leaders across the globe share the persistent struggle surrounding staffing, but most agree that investing in wages, training and career-building can alleviate some of the pressures.
Speaking with Hotel News Now during a video interview at the recent International Hotel Investment Forum, Accor President and CEO Sébastien Bazin said the labor shortage is “as bad as we feared. It is not getting better unless you accept to pay very high wages, which you cannot afford to do. We really have to think collectively, all industry players, trying to reassess,” he said.
No solution is off the table as company leaders collaborate to share ideas, HNN’s Stephanie Ricca reports from the conference.
One tip from Laura Benoumechiara, chief human resources officer at Louvre Hotels Group, is to adapt to the talent pool.
“Having diversity in a team boosts performance and motivation. We have to embrace all candidates. It’s more than important to push on this. We have to adapt…