Hotel Effectiveness

The only way to get your labor costs 100% perfect.

Time and time again, we find hotel managers are making scheduling mistakes that end up costing their hotel a substantial amount of labor dollars. Are you guilty of committing one of these scheduling offenses?

Take a look at our list of the 6 most common hotel scheduling blunders managers make, and learn how you can avoid them at your hotel.

Here are a few topics we cover:


Are you using a spreadsheet to schedule employees? You may want to reconsider after reading this!


Take the guesswork out of scheduling by implementing a solid set of labor standards for your hotel.

Start Times

Is it really necessary to schedule employees to start their shift first thing in the morning?

About the Author, Mike Martin

With over 16 years of experience working in the hotel industry, Mike is a seasoned executive with a talent for identifying opportunities and delivering solutions. He spent many years at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in a variety of senior executive leadership roles including operations, marketing, and technology.

As Senior Vice President of Reservations & Guest Relations, he was recognized by the IAHI (IHG Owner Association) with its Distinguished Service Award for his service to the IHG franchise community.

At Hotel Effectiveness, he focuses on working with new and existing clients.

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Here's what our customers say...

Standardized our Labor Management

"Hotel Effectiveness has standardized our labor management, providing a blueprint for how to properly staff our hotels. Additionally, their robust catalog of alerts have provided insight as to how resources are being used at our properties, enabling us to make better staffing decisions."

Jansen Medeiros, Managing Director, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts

A No-Brainer For Overworked Managers

"We needed a system that was a no-brainer for overworked hotel managers. Hotel Effectiveness is really easy for our managers to use and ensures that they pay appropriate attention to watching their payroll."

Steve Shealy, VP of Operations, Image Hotels