Managing a hospitality operation has arguably never been so challenging as it is in 2022.
This is the case for a variety of reasons, such as the fact that the way in which the workforce has been changing over recent years has been significant, with a growth in the rise of part-time and casual roles. What’s more, the pandemic has of course created immense complications as it pertains to effectively managing the availability of workers who may be unable to work or otherwise obligated elsewhere, due to medical reasons. Accordingly, this is why good workforce planning software is so critical right now, and why managers in hospitality can gain solid benefits by utilising the following tips.
Digitise All Documents (Where Possible)
It may sound surprising in 2022 to businesses who’ve already taken this step, but the fact is many organisations still operate with a heavily paper-based model of daily operations. While in certain instances and certain industries, the ongoing utilisation of a paper-based system can be necessary, the fact is for the great majority of businesses it no longer is. What’s more, even those businesses who have digitised their documents will find – upon doing a regular review – that there are indeed more pieces of paperwork which could now be incorporated into a more efficient and digitised process. That’s why any entity yet to digitise – or digitise to the maximum level – their documentation should look to do so.
Assess the Data to Analyse Internal Structure and Make Optimisations
Workforce analytics software can quickly become the epicentre of an organisations day to day operations. When the right software is utilised, a process can be developed which maximises the productivity of a team, and minimises the inefficiency, by assessing key data, such as the details surrounding employee shifts, and whom is available in the hierarchy for what particular tasks, at what specific times. Ultimately, such data can be invaluable to making any improvement that is enduring, given managers who seek to implement new changes that could work in theory, but in practice will struggle – because of the lack of info and/or availability surrounding their employees – are ultimately unlikely to succeed, in contrast to a strategy being pursued with data as its cornerstone.
How Workforce Planning Can be Used for an Organisation’s Growth
More widely, workforce planning software can also be a powerful contributor in the quest of an organisation to analyse and optimise its internal structure, and in the setting and implementation of strategic goals. A hospitality organisation that utilises such software capably can find that their workforce comes to perform more efficiently and more consistency, and this can aid in the growth of an organisation.
2022 is arguably the most challenging time in history to manage a hospitality workforce. But technology can help make it easier. By digitising documents, utilising data to analyse internal structure and make optimisations, and recognising how workforce planning can aid be leveraged to aid an organisation’s growth, it’s possible to not only survive, but indeed thrive in this current era.