Build Your Best Team: Attracting and hiring top hospitality talent in a post-pandemic labor market

Businesses across all industries are facing a hiring crisis — and hospitality is feeling this harder than most. Consumers are looking to spend their savings and stimulus and organizations are looking to hire fast in order to keep up with this demand. But many are struggling to find applicants for their open roles, making it impossible for them to staff up at the rate they’d like to.

Based on a recent Hireology survey of more than 5,000 job seekers, this webinar digs into exactly what today’s job seekers are looking for. It then translates the data into the steps your hotel can take now in order to get in front of top job seekers and win in today’s tough hiring market.

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Why “Doing More with Less” is not forever – and what can you do about it

Many technologies endeavor to help hotels overcome the current challenges with the labor market by doing more with less. But is “Doing More with Less” here to stay? It’s unlikely. In this webinar, we will discuss how to ensure the technologies you choose today are here to stay and how to ensure you are proactive in empowering employees and helping them feel secure in their jobs.

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How to find Seasonal Staff, Housing, and Endless Resources

Staffing has turned into one of – if not the biggest – issue facing California’s lodging industry.  The California Lodging Association is proud to present its members with a real solution to a major problem.

Join Keith Pabian and Carly Eglin from Seasonal Connect as they discuss utilizing Seasonal Connect as a solution to these and other major seasonal issues and problems.  They will discuss the staffing challenges facing California’s hospitality industry, trends, best practices, and solutions.  They will then discuss Seasonal Connect, demo the platform, and offer an exclusive discount for the California Lodging Association’s members.  This webinar and opportunity are not to be missed!

Come learn about the seasonal staffing and operational resource that is helping organizations in California and across the country! 


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How to Save Money, Save the Planet, While Thrilling Guests

The banning of single use plastic shower bottles by the California legislature, under Assembly Bill 1162, means lodging establishments must be compliant as early as 2023. In this webinar, you’ll learn about planning a waste reduction program that can help your lodging establishment avoid fines, protect the environment, preserve natural resources, and reduce costs.

Register for this free webinar to learn:

  • How one organization has worked with over 4000 hotels to save over $100 million dollars through a waste reduction program
  • How you can improve guest satisfaction with the high quality natural personal care amenities
  • How you can save money, save the planet, while thrilling guests
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California Hotel Conference powered by CHLA & AHLA

Join AHLA On the Road will also provide you valuable benefits and insights including:

  • Networking opportunities with local hoteliers
  • Information and tips on recruiting best practices
  • Hearing from VIP speakers
  • Policy updates affecting your hotels
  • Local hotel market data trends

Attending is FREE and open to anyone who works in the hotel industry.
A networking reception with appetizers/drinks is included.


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Eliminate the Risk — Sanitize High-Contact Surfaces Better, Faster & Cheaper

Sanitization tasks at hotels and restaurants now require more time, labor and attention to detail than ever before. In this free webinar, you’ll learn how implementing portable UV-C disinfection technology can help in reducing the transmission of viruses from surfaces at your hotel, restaurant or lodging establishment.

Register for this free webinar to get insights on how UV-C technology can :

  • Sanitize high-contact surfaces more efficiently
  • Reduce labor time required for cleaning
  • Improve guest and staff trust
  • Set the standard for safety and guest experience

Hotel Association of Los Angeles 2021 Golf Classic

The annual Golf Classic is the Hotel Association of Los Angeles’s signature event, allowing golfers at all skill levels to participate and enjoy a memorable day. This tournament is a shamble format in which a team of golfers selects the one best drive among them after teeing off, then all four play their own golf balls from that position into the hole. HALA encourages participation by all levels of hotel management and staff to join their allied (vendor) members for a unique day of networking, marketing and fun! 

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7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
2:00 p.m. Awards Banquet & Raffle

Prizes will be awarded for: First, Second & Third Place Team Finishes, & Closest to the Pin.



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2021 CHLA Hospitality Foundation Scholarship Awards Gala

Annually, the California Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Foundation celebrates individuals who commit their educational careers to hospitality and tourism and excel in these studies. The foundation honors their diligence and work ethic and promise our support and opportunities that lead to a bright future.

This year, the CHLA Hospitality Foundation hosts it annual scholarship awards gala at 5:00 PM on November 17, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

The evening honors 45 scholarships recipients representing 11 colleges in California.

Scholarship recipients are held to the highest standards ensuring we are capturing the most talented leaders for the future of our industry.

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Offer Employees More than Just a Paycheck

Join UnitedHealth Group in a conversation about telehealth with their partner Teledoc and hear about the experiences of Columbia Hospitality. This panel will share how easy and inexpensive it is to provide their part-time, seasonal and full-time teams with the best in class mental health and medical care they need. Incentivize people to come back to work and stay.

Kimberlee Vandervoorn, UHG 
Nick Gates, Teladoc
Vanessa Dowler, Columbia Hospitality 


Easy Solutions to Help you Hire and Retain the Right Talent – A CHLA Partner Webinar


In today’s job market with the crippling labor shortage, employees are looking for more than just a paycheck. They demand health care incentives that address their mental and physical health and are affordable, trustworthy and convenient. By including incentives such as telehealth and at-home diagnostics in your hiring plan, you’re more likely to attract and retain the right talent for your business. And that makes good business sense for everyone.

Here is what we’re seeing:

  • 30% increase in depression since 2020
  • 70% of all physical and mental health decisions depend on diagnostic tests
  • 80% reduction in health screenings since March 2020
  • 50% of people say they are not seeking medical care when they need it … even fewer seek care for mental health
  • 55% of US counties have no psychiatrist

Join us for this webinar as we explore some easy, affordable solutions to help you add value to your benefits package