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Managing the Millennial Hospitality Employee

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by Dana Kravetz
California Hotel & Lodging Association Industry Newsletter
July 2014

Dana Kravetz’s article, “Managing the Millennial Hospitality Employee,” was published in the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s Newsletter on July 29, 2014.

From the article...

"Generation Y, commonly referred to as “millennials,” comprise the roughly 80 million people who were born between 1976 and 2001. A great deal has been written about this unique generation that has grown up immersed in a world of technology and social media: they are frequently stereotyped as self-involved with a strong sense of entitlement, coddled, and even labeled “Generation me.” Regardless of whether these frequently bandied about assertions are true, in the next few years, millennials will make up approximately 40% of the U.S. population.  In the hospitality industry, this means not only tailoring and reshaping services to accommodate millennials, but also recognizing that an increasing percentage of hotel and restaurant employees are currently, or will be, part of this generation.  Notwithstanding the likelihood that millennials will flock to this robust, growing industry, it only makes sense that hotel and restaurant employers would be actively looking to hire employees who mirror their customer base."

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