What Does Life Look Like for Hospitality Workers After COVID-19?

May 7, 2020


More than any other industry in the nation, the hospitality industry has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 outbreak began. More than 8 million restaurant employees have been laid off or furloughed.

So, what does this mean for hospitality workers? Food preparation and service is the second most common occupation in the United States. Waiting tables is the eighth most common.

According to The Brookings Institution, the top concerns of hospitality workers were how they would pay their rent/mortgage, whether they would lose their health insurance, what they would do if they got sick, and whether they would get further in debt than they already were.

Although the CARES Act expands unemployment insurance eligibility to low-wage workers who would not normally meet their state’s minimum income requirements, workers are finding payments are being delayed or even unattainable with the limited bandwidth on state’s unemployment sites.

Economic hardship and insecurity have already begun to manifest in the lives of hospitality workers and business owners. The future of the food and beverage industry is uncertain, but the people who work in it are suffering immensely right now. The reality is that a crisis of this scale will require an all-hands-on-deck solution, in which everybody who has the means to help should do so.

At Talnlty, we are offering our career assessment free to help hospitality workers spotlight their strengths to share with future employers.

These assessments were written and analyzed by a team of Industrial and Organizational Psychologist to deliver candidates the most accurate results.

Following the assessment, participants automatically receive a report that provides clear, actionable guidelines to help make career decisions.

The measurable traits are as followed:

  • Personality – Personality traits describe how an individual relates to the world and affect how people naturally act or react in various situations. Commonly measured personality traits are extraversion, conscientiousness, openness to new situations, optimism, adaptability, stress tolerance, emotional stability, and initiative or proactivity.
  • Aptitude – Aptitude or cognitive tests measure a candidate’s problem-solving skills or intelligence. Cognitive skills affect people’s ability to learn new things and process complex or higher-level concepts. The goal of cognitive ability tests is to understand a person’s potential to solve job-related problems.
  • Skills – Skills are things that can be learned, and change over time, whereas personality and aptitude are innate qualities that endure over a period of years, growing (if at all) only slowly. Frequently measured skills are typing, leadership, communication, and time management.

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