Hotel Effectiveness Blog

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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What all hoteliers should know about choosing the right payroll provider

Payroll

A payroll processing provider is one of the most important vendors you will ever choose. You will have to trust them with your money, with the goodwill of your employees, […]

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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 much pay rates are increasing in hotels (2015)

Benchmarking

As economy improves and unemployment decreases, many hoteliers are wondering how fast they’ll need to increase their pay rates.  Wage Watch has released their annual survey of planned pay rate […]

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The 10 most common names of hotel employees

General

For a little fun activity, we had a contest to see who could guess the most common first names of hotel employees. We obviously have an extremely large database of […]

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How Much are Hotels Increasing Wage Rates this Year?

Benchmarking

WageWatch has surveyed companies with a total of 5,200 hotels in the U.S. about their planned pay rate increases for their employees this year. Here’s what they found: On average, […]

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How Does My Amount of Overtime Compare to Other Hotels?

Scheduling

Most hotels use overtime at some point to manage periods when they are exceptionally busy, short-staffed, or working on special projects.  One frequent question that comes up is how much […]

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An Easy Change that Reduced Housekeeping Costs by 7.4%

Housekeeping

  Here’s a simple change that most hotels can benefit from: Housekeeping is a huge cost for every hotel.  Virtually every hotel has some kind of efficiency tracking usually based […]

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