Chima Chukwunyere, the chairman of the Imo State Hoteliers Association (ISHA) has warned some hotel and hospitality operators in the State that are indulging in corrupt attitudes and acts that are capable of bringing shame and disrespect to the hotel and hospitality industry in the and the association to desist from such things.
In a chat, the chairman frowned at series of reports he had received against some of the members of the ISHA demanding for different forms of gratifications from desperate prospect job seekers, especially the female ones.
He stated that such acts are corrupt attitudes, unprofessional and do not speak good of Imo Hotels. It only encourages indscipline and shame. This has to stop”.
The chairman also cautioned against poaching which he said has crept into the industry and caused by few senior staff of the hotel and hospitality sector. He argued that such act is capable of bringing distrust and perhaps malice among members
“Again, we have observed that some some senior employees, upon leaving their place of work for another hotel, convince other staffs to follow them to the new place. I urge such persons to please desist from such an act because as they saying goes- whatever goes around usually comes around “, Chukwunyere cautioned.
The chairman has made a passionate appeal to the directors of the hotels and hospitality centres in Imo State to stop sacking employees and as well as the managers without cogent reasons.
Chukwunyere, the managing director of Dominion Paramount Hotel, one of the foremost hotels in Owerri appealed to the ” directors of hotels not to sack employees and managers without cogent reasons. As directors, we must be professional as well, and at all times follow the Standard Operational Procedures(SOPs) in dealing with our staff and management”.
Meanwhile, the Imo State Hotelliers Association boss has reminded his members on the security situation prevailing in Imo State, saying that “it calls for caution and extra vigilance” , and encouraged them to install CCTV for security purposes.