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And talent management will become even more important as companies in the United States attempt to staff properties thousands of miles away from their headquarters (2009 industry outlook: Tourism, hospitality & leisure, 2009). To confront the high turn over challenge, hotel management must ensure that their benefits support their company's vision, mission and values (Cavallari, 2008). Hotels are also going to need to be more creative in their approach to benefits, concentrating not only on the basics such as health insurance, vacation policies, and 401K plans, but also considering training and development, quality of life support and other non-basic benefits (Cavallari, 2008).
True, 2008 was not a good year for the hotel industry and 2009 is expected to be even worse. However, brighter times are ahead if hotel management responds to consumer needs. On this front, the two most obvious opportunities are consumers in emerging global economies and the Generation Y market segment. For competitive advantage when pursuing these opportunities, companies must become more sustainable, leverage advantages in technology
for demanding and educated consumers and learn to retain their valued employees. In these ways, the companies will thrive in bad and good times by delighting their customers in contrast to lagart competitors who can't keep up with market trends or who have to spend too much money to offer the same level of services as market leaders.
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