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A Study on Career Shift of Women from Hotels to Other Fields

ATITHYA: A Journal of Hospitality

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Anuradha Karmarkar | Author(s) Affiliation: Research Scholar, Savitribai Phule University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
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Women employees in hotels play a major role in rendering services which possibly may be done only by them. These includes specialized services in housekeeping, front office, guest service, sales and marketing department etc. It has been observed that very few women employees are take up jobs in departments as kitchen and F & B as compared to the departments mentioned above as GRE, Front Office etc. None of the hotels can have the workforce comprising of only of male employees and female employees have to be an integral part of this workforce. But a trend has been observed of the career shift of female employees from the service sector. The paper therefore focuses on this aspect of career shift of women employees and thereon finding the reasons for these employees to leave the industry thereon. Apart from this, the paper also tries to identify various other factors associated with the career shift as the tenure spend by the women employees in hotels. The growth pattern of the women employees, and the reasons highlighting their shift from the hotel Industry. The Primary data was collected through a questionnaire focusing on the population of women employees in hotel who have shifted from the hotel industry either to retail, academics or are homemakers. The secondary data however was collected from books, research articles and journals. The paper tries to identify the reason/s for women to shift from hotel to other fields.

Keywords: Women Employees, Career Shift, Work Life Balance

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