|by Harry Nobles, May 1999
Are your employees checking out almost as fast as your guests? Are you spending a great deal of your time recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees? If so, you are not alone. High turnover is a fact of life in the hotel business. There is, however, something you can do to reduce turnover and retain good employees.
Effective training not only makes employees more productive and better able to serve guests; it can also raise self- esteem, increase confidence, and strengthen commitment to the employer. Higher self-esteem and increased confidence make employees more self assured, more productive, and less likely to look for another job. Often a small investment in training can return big dividends by improving job performance and reducing turnover.
The ultimate benefit from an effective training program is increased guest satisfaction. Your best guests are those who keep coming back because they are well served by a competent and experienced staff. Replacing the guest you lose because of incompetent service is expensive and almost impossible in today’s very competitive environment.
As you consider the training program best suited to your needs, I would ask you to consider the following “truisms”:
What is the criteria for an effective training program? I believe there are three requirements:
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