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The Major Difference Between Driver and other Hospitality Jobs

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The Major Difference Between Driver and other Hospitality Jobs

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2020 was a year that left millions of people jobless. Today, countless graduates are sending out resumes without any success. But the hospitality industry is one of the few industries that still hires many people, even people without degrees. Whether you want to work in catering, become a security officer, front desk agent, driver, or room attendant, you can still do so.

What some job hunters haven’t realized is that certain hospitality jobs pay well other than office work. Read on to see how hospitality jobs differ.

Hospitality job

Hospitality is one of the most dynamic industries that offers many job opportunities. What makes this industry attractive is not because it is one of the few fast-growing, but because it is still one of the few best-paying industries.

According to the World Tourism Council, at least by 2029, the hospitality industry will account for 11.5% of the world’s GDP, which is equivalent to more than 420 million jobs. The hospitality industry rates number 6 as of the top ten happiest in the world. There is a good reason for this. Most hospitality corporations are doing their best to keep their employees happy.

The normal recruitment process for a normal hospitality job is as follows:

  1. The employer normally starts by defining the roles and skills they are looking for.
  2. Create a perfect job description for a job.
  3. Target sourcing efforts to find a perfect candidate.
  4. Simplify the application process by allowing candidates to use digital platforms to send in applications.
  5. Assess each candidate to establish their abilities.
  6. Standardize the interview process.
  7. Conduct background and reference checks for each candidate.
  8. Onboard and train each employee

Driver Recruitment

Generally, the process of employment staffing for drivers and hospitality workers is not the same. There are certain steps every employer has to take before hiring a perfect driver. Before a driver is selected to work, an employer needs to ensure each driver is fit to work. Employers check the following things:

  • The eyesight of each driver.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • The ability to drive a vehicle.
  • The driver’s references.
  • Check past accidents.
  • Do background checks to confirm if the driver has no criminal record.
  • Do an on-road assessment to ensure that the potential employee is capable of driving.
  • Test the applicant’s knowledge of the local rules of the road,

Once the employer is satisfied that the driver meets all the above requirements, the next step is to ensure that the driver fits in well with the company culture.

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