Articles tagged “employees”

What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at the travel giant. Impatient investors aren't quite as sure.

2 months ago

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

Nancy Trejos, Skift

U.S. hotel companies are facing a shortage of construction workers just as they are building new brands and properties. The result: delayed projects and higher costs. The industry will have to get more aggressive to recruit workers if it plans to keep the momentum going on its expansion plans.

2 months ago

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Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

FPG + Skift

The hospitality industry in particular has struggled with recruiting and retaining workers over the last few years, as unemployment rates have dropped and tighter restrictions on immigration and work visas have been enforced. But there are a few things companies can do to develop a strong workforce.

6 months ago

Newly Public Customer Feedback Firm Medallia Must Overcome Survey Fatigue

Newly Public Customer Feedback Firm Medallia Must Overcome Survey Fatigue

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Medallia has pleased investors so far with the sales of its enterprise software for tracking customer feedback. But burnout on surveys is an industrywide problem, especially in travel. It remains an open question whether Medallia and its rival tech vendors can overcome the issue.

7 months ago

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How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

Microsoft + Skift

Digitizing, streamlining, and simplifying how employees communicate and collaborate is essential to truly empowering firstline workers to deliver results. Providing them with the right tools is key.

8 months ago

Mar-a-Lago Gets Approval to Hire 70 Foreign Workers Despite Trump’s Anti-Immigration Stance

Mar-a-Lago Gets Approval to Hire 70 Foreign Workers Despite Trump’s Anti-Immigration Stance

Terry Spencer, Associated Press

Mar-a-Lago's predicament isn't a unique situation as many U.S. seasonal resorts and attractions are struggling to find Americans to fill jobs. But will the resort's owner – and president of the United States – do anything to help? Our bets are off.

2 years ago

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How Great Visual Design Can Reshape Your Corporate Travel Policy

How Great Visual Design Can Reshape Your Corporate Travel Policy

Booking.com for Business + Skift

It’s time to move beyond the boring, dry traditional travel policy. Creating an updated, modern policy that incorporates visual, engaging content can help engage employees and therefore, drive compliance.

2 years ago

Trump Administration To Grant Extra Seasonal Visas Despite Immigration Hardline

Trump Administration To Grant Extra Seasonal Visas Despite Immigration Hardline

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

This is welcome news for many tourism employers across the country struggling to keep up with summer demand and a shortage of seasonal workers this year. The Trump Organization's skin in this game probably helped grant more visas.

3 years ago

Frontier Flight Attendants File Discrimination Complaints

Frontier Flight Attendants File Discrimination Complaints

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press

That this remains an issue for many women in the workplace, even today, is appalling.

3 years ago

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

Dan Peltier, Skift

Much of the hiring that happened during the past four months was likely planned last year and before President Trump took office. Travel industry employers, however, don't seem shaken by the president's first 100 days and leisure, hospitality and aviation jobs growth have been leading the way so far this year.

3 years ago

The Psychology Behind Luxury Employee Training Programs

The Psychology Behind Luxury Employee Training Programs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury hoteliers often face similar challenges as other high-end brands and should seize the opportunity to start a conversation about luxury training and employment that crosses several sectors.

3 years ago

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Ended 2016 With Modest Gains and Smaller Growth

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Ended 2016 With Modest Gains and Smaller Growth

Dan Peltier, Skift

As much as we wish 2016 was a thing of the past, we took a look at the U.S. travel jobs growth for last year and found that while it wasn't all bad news -- and many jobs were added -- that growth wasn't as robust as the previous year because of global events and a litany of other factors.

3 years ago