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2017 Lodging Awards recognize employees who make a difference for guests and communities

In keeping with the annual tradition of honoring the hard work and great service provided by employees in Washington lodging, the Hospitality Association celebrated the Stars of Washington Lodging Awards winners on Oct. 23, 2017 during the Washington Lodging Convention at Tulalip Resort Casino.

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Upskilling to Beat the Labor Shortage

By David Faro To see a complete list of the training opportunities available through your membership, visit the Hospitality Association Education Foundation (EF) website.  If you have questions or need

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Yelp and Instawork Team Up to Tackle Seattle’s Staffing Crisis

With 90% employee turnover rates, restaurant-tech company brings fresh ideas to the table. Seattle, WA.— The Seattle area’s cost of living index continues to soar as the hospitality industry struggles

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TOOLKIT: Snohomish County Workforce Solutions Roundtable

Washington Hospitality members have made it clear that workforce development is one of the top issues facing employers in the state.  The early 1990s were the last time that hospitality

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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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What happens if ACA subsidies are defunded?

The Washington Hospitality Association has developed a raft of potent Healthcare Solutions for hospitality businesses across the state.  By visiting Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions webpage, members can explore options for

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Poor Communication Drives Low Employee “Telehealth” Adoption Rates

The Washington Hospitality Association has developed a raft of potent Healthcare Solutions for hospitality businesses across the state.  By visiting Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions webpage, members can explore options for

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Eye on Hospitality: Women Blazing Trails in Hospitality Industry

As we gear up for Women’s History Month, coming in March, it’s a good time to reflect on the immense progress and major contributions have made to the hospitality industry.

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GALLUP: What do “Millennials” want?

Want to connect with the millennial workforce?  Click here to visit INDUSTRY PEOPLE OFTEN ASK GALLUP, “Are millennials really that different?” The answer is yes ― profoundly so. Millennials will change

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INDUSTRY: 4 WAYS TO ATTRACT MORE TALENT TO YOUR BUSINESS

In the United States, there are over 1000 new restaurant jobs created every day. That means competition for who has the best talent working for them is on the rise.

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City survey: Restaurant workers like the work, schedules and flexibility our industry offers

Yesterday, the city of Seattle released its results of the worker scheduling practices survey. You can read the full results here. The city survey reinforces what the Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s

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Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not their priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, jillianh@warestaurant.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 July 18, 2016 Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not

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How to recruit and retain millenials

Published July 12, 2016 by Matthew Cecil Reprinted from  http://blog.industry.co/  By 2020 it is projected that 46% of the US workforce will be comprised of millennial workers. As millennials begin

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Finding Employees in a Tight Labor Market

That’s great news if you’re one of the many college students entering the workforce after graduation. It’s also glad tidings if you’re among the unemployed, but if you’re an employer, it’s a challenge.