Hotel Effectiveness Blog

The Three Keys to Lower Labor Costs

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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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Five Reasons Why Your Employee Schedule Is Losing Your Hotel Money

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Ever wonder why your hotel is consistently over budget for payroll? While there are a few factors that can contribute to this profit loss, the main culprit is oftentimes your employee schedule.

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Hotel Effectiveness Announces Two-Way Integration With ProfitSword

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Hotel Effectiveness has announced a two-way integration with hospitality business intelligence leader ProfitSage by ProfitSword. The integration will eliminate manual data entry within both systems and broaden data insights that will help enhance...

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

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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 approach to controlling these expenses, your hotel will not generate...

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Should you buy a biometric time clock for your hotel?

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As technology continues to push forward, you (along with many other hoteliers) may find yourself wondering if you should upgrade your timekeeping devices to biometric time clocks.  But is this the right investment for your particular hotel?

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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 management system:

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Look out, hotel wage increases are on the horizon.

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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 hotel industry over the next few months. Hoteliers need to prepare themselves for higher...

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

Overtime

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 considered exempt. This is a huge deal in relation to overtime, as nonexempt...

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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, and keeping your business legally compliant.

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