Hotel Effectiveness Blog

Here’s How Hotels Should Prepare For The New Overtime Rules

Labor Costs

If you’ve read our previous blog, you’re aware that the final ruling on the new overtime regulations has been set. Though the new regulations don’t go into effect until December 1st, […]

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8 guaranteed ways to reduce your hotel’s largest operating costs

General

Rising labor costs, utilities, and maintenance expenses are a few of the largest operating costs in a hotel that greatly impact your bottom line. If you’re not taking a proactive […]

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6 easy ways to tell if your hotel has a labor problem

Labor Costs

How do you know you need to monitor your hotel labor costs? If one or more of the following apply to you, it’s time to consider implementing a (better) labor […]

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Infographic: 7 Actionable Tips for Avoiding Overtime

Labor Costs

Overtime can be a costly, unnecessary expense if managed incorrectly. We’ve created the following infographic, “7 Actionable Tips for Avoiding Overtime,” to help give you pointers on effectively managing this […]

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Look out, hotel wage increases are on the horizon.

Labor Costs

Over the past few months, the campaign to drive up entry level wages has gained a huge amount of momentum – a momentum which will begin trickling down to the […]

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Hoteliers — get ready for the new overtime rules with these helpful tips

Labor Costs

As you may have heard, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hours Division has announced plans to more than double the minimum salary level required for employees to be […]

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A one-time change that will reduce your overtime expenses forever

Labor Costs

Most hotels should consider making a one-time change that will likely pay future dividends in reduced overtime expenses for years to come. What is this change, you ask?  It’s simple […]

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How Would President Obama’s Proposed Change in Overtime Rules Impact Hotels?

Labor Costs

On March 13th, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to use its rule-making authority to update overtime rules.  As he said: Unfortunately, millions of Americans aren’t getting the extra […]

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Hotels on the edge of default

How 3% over-spending on labor led to a $100,000 default

Labor Costs

We recently did some analysis for a large select service hotel that had a ‘little labor problem’ that turned into a nightmare for the owner.  Here’s the story: The GM of […]

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