Hotel Effectiveness Blog

GOP and NOI are at risk - what is your plan?

wage rates

Last week, HotStats released its hotel profitability snapshot for the USA for January.  The story is grim.  RevPAR is growing more slowly (up 0.8% year-over-year) but Labor expenses are up by more than 4X that amount (up 3.4% vs January 2018). ...

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The Three Keys to Lower Labor Costs

wage rates

Hotel labor costs are rising quickly.  In the USA, a shrinking, competitive labor pool is driving wage rates, overtime and contractor usage to unprecedented heights, and the increases are projected to continue for the next 2-3 years. ...

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5 Fast Facts Hoteliers Need To Know About The New Overtime Rule

Overtime

For nearly a year, there has been quite a bit of buzz around new overtime regulations that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hours Division proposed. They had planned to increase the minimum salary level required for employees to be considered...

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Infographic: 7 Actionable Tips for Avoiding Overtime

Overtime

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 labor expense! For more detailed...

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

scheduling

Most hotels should consider making a one-time change that will likely pay future dividends in reduced overtime expenses for years to come.

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