Working in Hotel Housekeeping is a tough business – As a skilful Hotel Housekeeper, you will normally have a range of strengths (in no order of importance) that people are often unaware of ….. (carry on reading or watch the video)
Communication is essential in any successful relationship. As a Hotel Housekeeper you will have many different types of relationships with different types of people. Clear, intelligent, courteous and open communication is essential within Hotel Housekeeping and when interacting with the public. You will need to know how to be an active listener.
Dedication Regardless of what you call it, it is essential that Hotel Housekeepers are hard-working, hard-training people who take pride in their work and want to be the best at what they do. Hotel Housekeepers must strive for excellence at all times no matter how menial the task may appear to the ill-informed.
Flexibility and adaptability Hotel Housekeepers who are not flexible are instead rigid or high-maintenance. They have over specific needs and a great many problems.
Hotel Housekeepers need to make many sacrifices and compromises and have the willingness and ability to live and work very dynamically.
Integrity A Hotel Housekeeper’s misconduct of any kind not only hurts their Department but hurts all Hotel Housekeepers because it chips away at the public’s trust that is so essential. The reputation of a Hotel Housekeeper as being trustworthy and someone you can always rely on in any situation is something that all Hotel Housekeepers are responsible to help maintain.
Physical fitness Many of the most crucial aspects of the job require Hotel Housekeepers to have above-average strength and agility. Many job functions simply cannot be performed without maintaining a high fitness level. Health and fitness is an essential part of your lifestyle if you are to work in Hotel Housekeeping.
Public image-conscious As Hotel Housekeepers, you must always maintain a good public image. Like it or not, you are judged by your appearance as well our conduct. Your appearance is the first and sometimes the only thing people have to go by before forming an opinion.
Self-sacrifice means that you are equally concerned with the well-being of others as much you are with your own well-being. Great Hotel Housekeepers have a natural propensity to help others and have a giving spirit.
Team players Hotel Housekeepers are a part of team. Being a team player and understanding the team concept is of utmost importance. This means that others are always relying on you to do your job and do it efficiently. When one person does not, the whole team suffers and the team’s reliability can become jeopardized.
Tolerance Unlike other professions where you can often escape from the stress or chatter of an annoying co-worker, as a Hotel Housekeeper you will be forced to deal with them. Intolerance is not an option. Exercising tolerance will help you maintain your sanity.
Hotel Housekeepers more than most other professionals — need to possess a multitude of skills and talents, not to mention the ability to Clean to the Highest Standard !
Most Good Hotel Housekeepers have a Passion for what they do.