"With unemployment at an all-time low, employee retention is top of mind," said Connie Rheams, Beekeeper VP of Hospitality. "In fact, one of the first educational sessions at HX to be held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. is titled 'HR Actionables for Retaining Top Talent in the Modern Age.' Here experts will discuss the current labor shortage and why retaining hotel employees is more important than ever before. While career-path planning, professional development techniques, and the movement toward non-traditional benefits are emerging strategies focusing on today's millennial workforce, it's important not to overlook the obvious benefits of digital operational communication technology.
"The best way hoteliers can engage their deskless employees and get them to embrace a hotel's culture is to connect them digitally to the organization," Rheams said. "Linking employees across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop devices will keep employees engaged with management and each other. This isn't a theory; it's a proven means to improving internal communication and streamlining business processes. It's a way for connecting non-desk workers to company news, updates and protocols; a new method for onboard new hires; and an exceptional process towards motivating existing employees and sharing their achievements. In many ways, it's the key to higher employee engagement and increasing guest satisfaction."
Beekeeper is digitizing the non-desk workforce by connecting operational systems and communication channels within one secure, intuitive platform. The solution connects colleagues across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop devices and includes an intelligent analytics dashboard to help companies improve internal communication and streamline business processes. Secure, automated, and relevant information is readily distributed, searchable, and measurable in one central hub for an efficient digitized workflow.
Another session titled "Hiring, Retaining and Creating Company Culture"
will be held on Monday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m. on the HX: Onstage - F&B. This panel will discuss how a company's employment policies and culture can lead to success or failure, employee satisfaction and great customer experiences.
"As more and more hotels begin using mobile platforms such as phones and tablets to communicate with employees, the risk of losing employees to the competition or other industries lessens," Rheams said. "Beekeeper will be holding live demo's in Booth #2839 every day at HX. We look forward to seeing you there."
Beekeeper is an award-winning operational communication platform that digitizes the non-desk workforce by connecting operational systems and communication channels within one secure, intuitive interface. Beekeeper connects colleagues across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop devices and includes an intelligent dashboard to help companies improve internal communication and streamline business processes.
The company is based in Zurich and San Francisco and supports users in more than 130 countries. Clients include Heathrow Airport, Seaboard Foods, and Marriott.