SOFT SKILLS AS A KEY COMPETENCY FOR THE FUTURE LEADERS OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Pai, Anusha and Manjunath, Maitri and Kowshik, Suhas C S and Aydee, Nishu and Malarout, Namesh and Naik, Nithesh (2020) SOFT SKILLS AS A KEY COMPETENCY FOR THE FUTURE LEADERS OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17 (9). pp. 4341-4355. ISSN 1567214X

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Abstract

The essential skills that rapidly evolve in the hospitality industry demand a frequent review and update in the academic curriculum in order to satisfy the increasing job prospects as well as the performance requirements for hospitality graduates. This research explores the essential key competencies and soft skills, the hospitality industry expects from hotel managers, hotel management graduates and hotel management trainees. A cross-sectional survey conducted including students of hotel management school and hospitality managers of 5-star hotels in India, showed that, 86% were soft competencies out of which, flexibility, integrity, interpersonal skills, positive attitude, professionalism, work environment, communication, responsibility, and teamwork are some of the key skills that play a major role. The results indicate that hospitality programs should focus on the development of soft skills in support of hard skills among the students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competency, soft skills, hard skills, hospitality education, management
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 09:38
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 09:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156241

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