Banff Aspen Lodge: Staffing for Success
In July 2018, the general manager of the Banff Aspen Lodge in Alberta, Canada, needed to fill two vacancies at the Front Desk. He faced several challenges because of a tight labour market and the never-ending cycle of staff turnover in the hospitality sector, especially in a resort town. Although the general manager was confident that the hotel had many good human resource management practices, he wondered whether he could apply a more systematic long-term approach to human resource planning, recruitment, and selection. Was it time to review the company's overall approach to human resource management? Laurie Busuttil is affiliated with Redeemer University College. Susan Van Weelden is affiliated with Redeemer University College.