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Are Tattooed Staffers Acceptable at Your Hotel?

Are tattoos on staffers in your hotel all right with you? If not, with them becoming more mainstream and common, you may want to rethink how your hiring policy impacts your guests and the competency level of your staff.

This is a topic you should definitely review with your HR director. Does a sentence appear in your hiring policy to specify whether or not a candidate is permitted to have any visible tattoos? Or, while unwritten, have you or someone within your organization ever dismissed potential applicants outright on this basis?

If you have answered affirmatively to either of these two statements, it may be time to re-evaluate your hiring practices. While discriminatory cases involving skin art have yet to reach the spotlight in our court systems, modifying an outright ban in your internal policies is nevertheless something to consider. — Larry Mogelonsky, Hotel Interactive

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