There have been studies of older employees living out their lives and later leaving the workforce and younger hospitality employees entering the hospitality industry. Understanding this future hotel workforce is crucial, as experiential studies of past generations (baby boomers, millennials, and millennials) have found that high turnover rates among the hotel workforce constitute a major human resources problem in this dynamic industry. The results of this research suggest that Gen Z perceived overall positive attitudes towards the hospitality industry, such as excitement, a popular industry with travel opportunities as well as some challenges such as dealing with people, long/odd hours and potential occupational health and safety issues.
We have to come to terms with the fact that a large portion of hospitality graduates are embracing a paradigm shift towards retail, whether food or non-food retail, as their primary career choice and that the second big piece is studious enough to pursue higher education. Thus, the net result of graduate hospitality graduates as the main stand is not enough to meet the demand of the hospitality industry. We can endlessly debate ongoing hospitality issues at work – long hours, meager pay, sedimentary promotion, and so on. or skill set or level of passion in past years for next generation chefs. A simple fact is that chefs cannot be replaced to serve dishes in a professional arena. Here we see the light at the end of the tunnel – the 2n/ageneration, who are not heirs, but passionate about preparing to live hotels, restaurants, food businesses and grow.
We witness various traits and trades where the business has been carried on as a family tradition for generations. There are entrepreneurial start-ups in hospitality created by people from non-hospitality backgrounds, for example: MBA, IIM graduates, ICT, doctors, builders and career hobbies, etc. . While most parents wish to keep the next generation out of their exploited career choice, to further explore the myriad career options available today; Interestingly, the powerful kids are finding their way to continue the professional legacy at the higher level of hospitality.
Working among a people in the hospitality industry is seen as a positive attitude. Dealing with the hospitality brigade is seen as a perceived difficulty in joining the hospitality industry. The role of family was the most mentioned social group influencing their career choice. The overall results suggest that attitudes towards work in the hospitality industry are unstable and can fluctuate depending on working conditions and other underlying motivational factors.
While these 2n/a generation of hospitality warriors are already preparing for tomorrow, we can provide a little help at our level, at our fingertips, to support the cause. My view is to increase the percentage of practical skills in the hospitality curriculum and reinforce it with specialized programs in line with the demands and expectations of today’s industry.
The moral of the story is that the older generation is also in the same race alongside which hospitality schools continue to create the supply of talent for hospitality and related industries. We support the very latest talent acquisition equipment for even happier days for the hospitality industry. Thanks to the versatile hospitality, restaurant, food, etc. industry. – an industry in itself to adopt and make us believers.
Good for you,
Dr Salla Vijay Kumar.
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