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5 employee contest ideas to boost sales and engagement

Posted by Sara Carter on Aug 9, 2021 3:36:00 PM

Have you noticed a decrease in engagement from your hospitality staff? Are sales taking a nosedive from bad service? Maybe it’s time your hospitality business shakes things up a bit.

One method of boosting sales while motivating your employees is running a contest. Now if you’re thinking about a free-for-all that draws blood and turns into a brawl for points contest, relax. This is more of a friendly competition meant to help your business succeed or change up your employee reward system.

In this blog post, guest blogger Sara Carter shares with you some tips on what to consider when starting an employee contest along with five different ones to try out on your hospitality team.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hospitality managers, hospitality skills shortage

6 budgeting tips for hotel managers

Posted by Lidia Staron on Aug 2, 2021 4:09:00 PM

Budgeting is essential for any business, but none more so than for hotels. Financial activity forecasting is crucial to give you a big-picture view of the expenses, risks, and profit opportunities coming up for the coming year.

We understand that budgeting for your hotel is not an easy task. Guest blogger Lidia Staron shares with you some tips to make the process easier.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hospitality managers

How to write a hotel sales proposal to win more guests

Posted by Nicole Garrison on Jul 27, 2021 4:18:08 PM

After being one of the most prominent industries hit by the pandemic, the businesses that bounce back will be more competitive than ever. Running a hotel is challenging in itself, and winning clients is one of the more challenging parts of the job, especially now with the ongoing coronavirus situations, clients prefer businesses that they can trust. Writing a winning hotel sales proposal is crucial in the hospitality business. There's a lot to discuss, but let's start with definitions.

Read on to know what our guest blogger Nicole Garrison's views are on winning more hotel guests.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hospitality marketing, Hotels, Hospitality managers

What is the hospitality skills shortage and what can you do about it?

Posted by Beau Peters on Jul 20, 2021 5:07:34 PM

The hospitality industry took a major blow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Worldwide, the industry has faced shutdowns, no international guests, and border closures that have affected things for over a year.

Because of these problems, many businesses had to lay off employees and cut back on staff or hours. Now that things are starting to reopen and return to normal, there is a hospitality skills shortage to deal with.

Read on to what the shortage is, what caused it, and most importantly, what you can do about it.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hospitality staff

7 SEO tips to boost your restaurant website

Posted by Justin Weinger on Jul 12, 2021 5:23:00 PM

There are many industries that no longer turn to SEO for the majority of their traffic. Luckily, the restaurant biz isn't one of them. Because they're able to optimize for local search, restaurants have a fantastic opportunity to still capitalize on all the benefits of great search engine optimization in 2021 and beyond.

In this blog post, guest contributor Justin Weigner shares with you seven tips to help you maximize your SEO and boost your website traffic.

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Topics: Hospitality managers, Restaurants