HRM in Hospitality Assignment #2

This is ASSIGNMENT #2…Due Date: Saturday, May 2nd by 11:59pm CST


Please submit all ACTION STEPS for each lesson here on this Canvas assignment link.

So, at this point, most hotels are closed or have very limited employees/managers onboard due to the Coronavirus in the 1st and 2nd quarter of the year. Employers and owners are having a struggle with the next step from an human resource perspective. In order to get back to a sense of normalcy, hospitality will always be dependent on their people/staff/employees providing exceptional service.

PROBLEM: Employees that were laid off or furloughed and the the CARES ACT $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill – all were to apply for unemployment and the CARES Act will add an additional $600/week on top of the state benefits awarded for 39 weeks (approximately 4 months). The summer season opens up typically Memorial Day, and with the government mandates, there is no opening date at this time. However, it is inevitable that many of the hospitality employees on furlough are making more money on unemployment than they would if they were to go back to work the season.

Another speculation is that the people who have been sheltering at home will be anxious to get away – go on vacation, get to these exciting destinations. Where will the staff come from? How will the hospitality businesses handle the influx of vacationers?

In this assignment, I want you to research speculations of the larger companies and read everything you can (and cite it with the APA guidelines). Some examples are Marriott, Disney, National/State Parks, AirBnB, Wyndham, etc. As a resource, feel free to check out, (Links to an external site.) skift (Links to an external site.) , or your state Hotel and Restaurant Association or local chamber of commerce. Discuss 3 action steps/strategies that you see companies developing in the anticipation of the re-opening of hospitality businesses. What incentives deals may we see appear to enhance these employees to come back off of unemployment early? What are the employees pros and cons? Those who were laid off will be looking for new jobs, the competition for full-time positions may be increased. How will this affect the furloughed employees decision-making?

Example found today: “ While we remain closed, we have developed a comprehensive health safety program that we are putting in place to prepare for reopening. Visit the link below to view Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox’s introduction of the plan and thoughts on how to reopen Las Vegas. ”

FORMAT: Each action step (three in total) should be 800 minimum word count. All resources should be cited using APA formatting guidelines (use the purdueOWL (Links to an external site.) website). I have also included and APPENDIX tips sheet for APA. Make sure to proofread your work before you submit; I will know if you didn’t and grade accordingly!

Please submit all ACTION STEPS for each lesson here on this Canvas assignment link.



IMPORTANT: The following examples do not cover all APA style guidelines. Use the Publication Manual of the APA 6th Edition as a comprehensive guideline. Additionally, free abbreviated guides to APA format can be found at (Links to an external site.) and (Links to an external site.) .

Examples of Citations in text

Among the many problems confronting young people is the challenge of structuring time in productive pursuits. Adolescents spend nearly 40% of their waking hours as discretionary time (Bartko and Eccles, 2003), and the times when youth seem to make the poorest activity choices is when they are not in school (Pawelko and Magafas, 1997).

According to Witt and Crompton (1996), developing skills for the constructive management of discretionary time is paramount to youth development. However, for all youth, avoiding boredom by finding constructive and interesting ways to occupy time can be challenging (Witt and Crompton, 2002).

Note: Each of the above citations would be given a full reference in the reference list at the end of the paper.



1 author:

Munson, W. W. (1991). Juvenile delinquency as a societal problem and social disability: the therapeutic recreator’s role as ecological change agent. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 25(2), 19-30.

2 authors:

Devine, M. A., & Wilhite, B. (1999). Theory application in therapeutic recreation practice and research. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 33 (1), 29-45.


1 author:

Henderson, K. A. (1991). Dimensions of choice: A qualitative approach to recreation, parks, and leisure research. State College, PA: Venture Publishing, Inc.

2 authors:

Howe-Murphy, R., & Charboneau, B. G. (1987). Therapeutic recreation intervention: An ecological perspective.Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

3 authors, 2nd edition:

Carter, M. J., Van Andel, G. E., & Robb, G. M. (1995). Therapeutic recreation: A practical approach (2nd ed.). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.


Gordon E. & Yowell, C. (1994). Cultural dissonance as a risk factor in the development of students. In R. Rossi (Ed.), Schools and students at risk (pp. 51-69). New York: Teachers College Press.

WEB PAGE, NO DATE INDICATED (The letters “n.d.”, meaning “no date” are substituted for the date):

Jake, L. (n.d.) Autism and the role of aquatic therapy in recreational therapy treatment services. Retrieved July 1, 2007 from…

WEB PAGE, NO AUTHOR (Title of the page/document is moved to the front):

Toxic Waste (2008). Retrieved December 5, 2008 from…

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