Organizations Show Appreciation During Housekeepers Week

September 13, 2022

As International Housekeepers and Environmental Services Week 2022 gets into full swing, several organizations have shared their specific efforts to honor housekeeping and environmental services (EVS) workers.

According to Hospitality Technology, Canary Technologies, a hotel industry software company, is rewarding housekeepers at all properties utilizing its Digital Tipping solution by matching up to US$100,000 in digital tips received during the week.

Another hotel technology company, Optii Solutions, is giving away pizza parties to five housekeeping teams who are nominated by their peers and management. Winners are being selected randomly—one each business day through Friday—and are being announced on Optii’s LinkedIn profile. All hotel properties, including those not using Optii products, are eligible to participate using the company’s online form.

Optii Solutions CEO Katherine Grass noted, “Many of our employees are former housekeepers, so we feel a high degree of solidarity with this side of hotel operations. While there’s no end to what these teams deserve, we hope our small efforts shine a light on the importance and dedication of hotel housekeeping teams.”

Marshall University, a public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, recruited volunteers to work side by side with its housekeeping, groundskeeping, and sustainability staff during the week as a shadowing opportunity. On Thursday, all crew members and volunteers can enjoy a free lunch with music, games, and giveaways, including a gift bag with free tickets to an upcoming Marshall University home football game.

“We recognize this event every year because we truly have unsung heroes who keep our campus clean, beautiful, and moving forward in sustainability efforts,” said Brandi Jacobs-Jones, senior vice president for operations at the university. “It’s important for us all to join together to honor those who work hard year-round to make our campus shine.”

It’s not too late to implement ways to honor your own housekeepers and EVS workers. Check out our recent article for more celebratory ideas.

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