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William D. Frye

William D. Frye, Ph.D., CHE, CHO, CHIA, is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management at James Madison University and co-author of AHLEI’s housekeeping textbook Managing Housekeeping Operations.

Reducing the Spread of Contagious Illnesses

Winter months bring an increase of cold, influenza, and other communicable illnesses to the workplace. To reduce the spread of germs and cross contamination, housekeeping departments should focus on common contact points. Sanitize Hard Services....

Essential Topics to Cover in Daily Pre-Shift Meetings

Pre-shift meetings are a fundamental and indispensable means to convey important info to all housekeeping employees regarding that day’s business and priorities. Here are several essential topics for supervisors to cover: Uniform Check and Room...
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3 Ways to Show Appreciation to Housekeeping Staff

Given the repetitive nature of housekeepers’ work, finding ways to motivate staff can be challenging. By offering various and unique incentives for short periods of time, managers can seek to increase productivity levels and...

What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses. Variable costs may range from $12 per room night for...
vacation spending

The Do’s and Dont’s of Cleaning Stayover Rooms

When it comes to guests’ personal items, it can be confusing for room attendants to decipher what’s off limits. Here’s a list of do's and don’ts when servicing stayover rooms: DO TOUCH Trash. Empty all trash...