Employers’ attitudes and hiring intentions towards persons with disabilities in hotels in india

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Abstract

Purpose: The hospitality industry is labour intensive. Currently, in India, hotels have a high employee attrition rate. This study aimed to explore the attitudes of hotel managers towards recruiting persons with disabilities as employees, a move which could benefit all concerned. Method: A structured survey instrument was sent to 31 employers in star category hotels. Results: Employers’ attitudes have a significant influence on the recruitment of persons with disabilities. While the intention to hire persons with disabilities is positively associated with quality of work, loyalty, and dependability, it can also be negatively associated with lack of skill, work experience, poor time management and absenteeism. Conclusion: It is concluded that employers hire person with disabilities to work in hotels as they are more reliable and loyal towards the organisation. This attitude from the side of employees with disabilities will also help to overcome the problem of high employee attrition that has a deleterious effect on profitability in the service industry. Limitation: The data is collected from hotels in a single city, which may limit the generalisation of the findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-133
Number of pages18
JournalDisability, CBR and Inclusive Development
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Research and Theory
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Community and Home Care

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