Finding and maintaining quality staff isn't always easy for hotels and motels, and it is becoming even more challenging as employee expectations for work-life balance, compensation, and employee benefits evolve. Though economy and mid-level hotels can’t always compete with larger hotel chains, that doesn’t mean they can’t offer a desirable workplace.
Once you find topnotch employees, keeping them around will make your business run smoother. You do not want to lose them because they feel unsafe at work. Harassment and assault incidents, which have increased in the industry, can ruin your hotel's reputation as a safe workplace and a safe place for guests to stay. You can help reduce the chance of an incident by implementing security and personal safety programs. Below are some ideas to help you improve personal safety for your housekeeping staff.
These simple and low-cost ideas can make a huge impact on employee personal safety. Please take some time to consider what your facility can do to reduce the risk of a workplace violence incident.