Utilising existing human resource management (HRM) theory and practice, it contextualises it to the tourism and hospitality industries by looking at the specific employment practices of these industries, such as how to manage tour reps or working in the airline industry.It initially sets the scene with a broad review of the evidence of HRM practice within the tourism and hospitality industries. Having identified the broader picture, the text then begin to focus much more explicitly on a variety of HR policies and practices such as:.Recruitment and selection: the effects of ICT, skills required specific for the industry and the nature of advertising.Legislation and equal opportunities: illegal discrimination and managing diversity .Staff health and welfare: violence in the workplace, working time directives, smoking and alcohol and drug misuse.Remuneration strategies in the industry: the 'cafeteria award' approach, minimum wage and tippingHuman Resource Management for the Hospitality and Tourism Industries will be illustrated throughout with both examples of best practice for prescriptive teaching and discussion, and international case studies to exercise problem solving techniques and contextualise learning. It incorporates a user friendly layout and includes pedagogic features such as: chapter outlines and objectives, HRM in practice - boxed examples, reflective review questions, web links' discussion questions and further reading.
The book is written in an accessible and engaging style and structured logically with useful features throughout to aid students’ learning and understanding. It is a key resource for all future hospitality managers.
Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry: an introductory guide, is fully updated with new legal information, data, statistics and examples, and includes brand new material on multi unit operations and management.
Small businesses are the backbone of the tourism and hospitality industry and, depending on which statistics one uses, represent somewhere between 75 to 95 percent of all firms globally in this sector.
Capturing the flavor and breadth of the industry, Introduction to Hospitality Management, 4th Edition, explores all aspects of the field including: travel and tourism; lodging; foodservice; meetings, conventions and expositions; and leisure and recreation