Lodging Leaders - 288 | ‘The Big Pause’: Hotels retooling employment policies as business slowly returns

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Lodging Leaders - 288 | ‘The Big Pause’: Hotels retooling employment policies as business slowly returns

Prospective hospitality job recruits gauge companies’ standards of care in workplace safety and diversity in a year of crises

Featuring Del Ross, CRO at Hotel Effectiveness, Bryan DeCort, COO at Hotel Equities, Douglas Tutt, CEO of Hcareers

Two viruses emerged in the U.S. this year – COVID-19 and society's backlash against racism. The coronavirus pandemic forced hotels to close or drastically cut back on their workforces as occupancy plummeted to unprecedented lows. And America's streets resounded with the voices of citizens protesting racism as businesses began to respond by promising new and better commitments toward diversity, inclusion and equality in hiring and promotion. In Episode 288 of Lodging Leaders podcast, we explore the issues hotels are facing in bringing back laid-off workers and recruiting new employees in the midst of a health pandemic that seems to have no end and society's desperate call for Corporate America to get serious about ending systemic racism.

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Judy Maxwell
Story By: Judy Maxwell
 
Jon Albano
Audio By: Jon Albano