HPMF launches “HOPE” initiative to help fellow industry professionals deal with uncertainty amid Covid-19 crisis
Amid the havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the industries are going through tough times and hospitality industry specifically has come to a grinding halt staring serious financial challenges. The professionals in this industry have been facing challenges because of staff reduction and further job loss.
To counter this challenge, Hospitality Purchasing Manager’s Forum (HPMF) has come up with “HOPE” initiative for all such Hospitality Supply Chain Professionals. The “HOPE” initiative will bring in happiness and extend helping hand to distressed fraternity, their families and community at large.
The HPMF HOPE initiative has the following 3 pillars:
HPMF HOPE Task Force – Dedicated team of 14 fraternity members lead by Mr. Rajesh Nair, President HPMF Kerala and Materials Manager of Grand Hyatt Kochi, has been identified from India and Nepal in assisting team members who have lost jobs. They will be sharing certain job-related links, portals etc. which will be helpful in the job hunt. Secondly this team will share contact details of Placement agents, Consultants, Job recruiters, NGOs, and Government sites for jobs. The team will also assist in alternative career options, Entrepreneurship Recommendation, Identification of easy loan from Banks etc. Lastly, they we will also approach Indian Supply Partners to promote employment via Make in India strategy.
HPMF HOPE Fund Raising Drive – All possible donors will be approached to donate funds which can be legally provided to unemployed fraternity members towards the ration for their families for a short time.
HPMF HOPE Helpline No – A 24 x 7 Help desk and Counseling Cell has been setup which is headed by Dr Sanjay Goyal. This desk will always keep the fraternity members motivated and informed.
The HPMF is also taking an initiative where it will be urging other working HPMF Members to not to apply to any new openings and the preferences must be given to colleagues who unfortunately have lost their jobs.
HPMF HOPE will insist all to remain calm, be positive and maintain a strong will to fight this and succeed.
HPMF (Hospitality Purchasing Manager’s Forum) is a consortium of purchasing managers from the hospitality industry representing star hotels, catering companies, stand-alone restaurant chains, retail chains and airlines.
Conceived in 2010, HPMF today is a global organization with over 3600 members of the hospitality purchasing fraternity. HPMF has international chapters in Sri Lanka, The Middle East and Nepal.