About Our Hospitality Management Interim Staffing for Planned Staffing Vacancies or Crisis Needs
Our contract professionals and task force consultants eliminate that risk with their expertise and immediate proactive efforts.
Task Force Staffing
Depending on your need, our professionals are available for time frames from three weeks to six months. These producers are ready to book business for you and lead your team to great success.
Cayuga Hospitality Consultants has specialized talent to fill your short-term gaps, whether due to a planned shortage due to medical/family leave or for a gap in senior management between hires.
Temporary Hospitality Staffing
We are uniquely positioned to provide additional resources during challenging crisis situations due to takeovers, acquisitions, renovations, pre-opening or recovery from natural disasters.
Fast Staffing Placement
Chances are you are looking for someone to fill a management or executive staffing position fast.
Cayuga Hospitality Consultants can find and/or fill a hotel’s short term staffing needs promptly and efficiently, often within 24 hours.
Smooth Staffing Transitions
Our team creates and/or executes a successful roadmap that hands off easily to permanent staffing solutions. Our hospitality management consultants also assist in the on-boarding process, mentoring and training new leadership to hit the ground running.
Large Resource Network
Cayuga Hospitality Consultants not only provides its own professional consultants to each assignment, but also has exclusive partnerships with top-tier agencies providing access to additional disciplines and team solutions.
Find task force or interim staffing to fill a wide range of leadership positions:
- General Manager
- Assistant General Manager
- Director of Finance/Controller
- Director of Sales
- Director of Digital Marketing
- Director of Catering
- Director of Revenue Management
- Director of Food & Beverage
- Director of Engineering
- Director of Human Resources
- Director of Restaurants
- Restaurant Manager
- Sales Manager
- Catering Manager
- Convention Services Manager
- Spa Manager
- Revenue Manager
- Executive Housekeeper
- Front Office Manager
- Chief Engineer
- Banquet Manager
- Accounting Manager
Benefits to Task Force Staffing
Task Force operations have come into their own in the last few years to provide continuity in hotel and resort operations. A task force contractor fills the void in staffing caused by never ending executive turnover or staffing voids created when a hotel or resort changes brands. As a ‘flag’ prepares to change, the outgoing company will move key staff to other chain locations. Also, employees privy to rumors may ‘jump ship’ due to impending changes creating openings in key operating departments. A task force partner can put fresh, unbiased perspective (fresh eyes) on an operation, provide quick fixes, and bring not only revenue suggestions but potential cost reduction ideas. In temp-to-hire situations, both sides have the chance to “date before they buy the ring” as a GM friend is fond of saying.
In the case of sales and marketing positions few hotels can afford a void in top line activity as it will quickly threaten the revenue stream and profitability of the operation. This is where a task force contractor can step in: typically a 1099-contractor is paid a flat rate on a weekly, monthly, or project basis. Benefits paid to a full time employee that can run an additional 30-40% of a base salary are typically included in the task force fee, so the owner pays a set amount and can budget accordingly. This fact combined with a potential tax deduction for hiring an outside contractor might also be appealing in the financial statement. The contractor typically takes meals in the employee cafeteria or the three-meal-a-day restaurant, may have laundry privileges and gets a paid trip home every 2-3 weeks. A contractor can be engaged in screening and hiring the replacement position or other key positions in the department. Most importantly, continuity is provided with close feedback to the owner, General Manager, or corporate staff.