Many resorts like The Broadmoor, High Sierra Pools and Bubala’s by the Bay have difficulty finding summer employees for the tourist season. At the current time the use of H-2B visas have brought people in from other countries. Currently the demand for workers has created a shortage in the workforce. New methods for hiring summer workers need to be used.
Review/Analysis of the Case There are many avenues of getting employees. Image advertising could be used in magazines like Teen or Boy’s Life. Employment agencies everywhere could list the seasonal jobs. Referrals are a great way to get more employees. A local company website as well as abroad. The use of temp agencies could be helpful. (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2009).
I would hire lecturing recruiters and arm them with a good Power Point presentation. These recruiters would have applications for the resorts. They would travel around there given state to high schools. I would give them a quota and responsibility to arrange transportation to the resorts. I would have interviews conducted at local employment agencies. For the students that get hired I would give coupons to their parents so the parents could join them at a discount. (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2009).
High Sierra Pools could offer higher than market pay and bonuses for employees returning for additional years. Meals could be provided. Housing could be provided. Bonuses could be given for getting additional people to work during the summer. (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2009).
Summary and Conclusions Hiring lecturing recruiters to go to high schools armed with a great presentation is my winning idea. There really aren’t many easy solutions to solving labor shortages. All of the solutions can be a financial drain in some cases. Requiring long hours due to shortages can be taxing on your workforce. It is sad that companies like High Sierra Pools has to use H-2B visas to have a larger workforce.