Swathi Ravichandran

Associate Professor of Hospitality Management, Kent State University

Swathi Ravichandran is an associate professor and coordinator of the BS in hospitality management and MS in hospitality and tourism management degree programs at Kent State University (KSU) in Kent, OH. She received an MBA in marketing and a PhD in foodservice and lodging management from Iowa State University. In 2014, Ravichandran received the Distinguished Educator of the Year award from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  Following this recognition, she received a commendation from the Ohio Senate naming her one of “Ohio’s finest educators.” She teaches a variety of classes, including hospitality human resources management, hospitality legal issues, hospitality practicum and hospitality meetings management.

Posts by Swathi Ravichandran

Apr 05, 2016

Why pre-employment tests are crucial

Pre-employment tests have a variety of benefits for restaurant employers....More
Nov 10, 2015

Go ahead, take that vacation

Work, sleep, repeat. When was the last time you took some time off to go on a vacation or simply to relax?....More
May 29, 2015

Do you check your work email after hours?

If you answered “yes” to the above question, you are not alone. According to a Gallup poll,....More
Jan 28, 2015

Dos and don’ts of employee disciplinary action

These recommendations can help restaurants avoid potential lawsuits....More
Sep 24, 2014

Three tips for complying with immigration laws

Why is employment eligibility verification so important?....More
Apr 28, 2014

5 steps for writing an effective job description

An incomplete and out-of-date job description could lead to discrimination lawsuits....More
Feb 19, 2014

Why recruiting older workers makes sense

      Hiring older job applicants isn’t just smart business practice. It’s also a way to avoid age discrimination charges....More
Nov 26, 2013

Restaurants often vulnerable to sexual harassment charges 

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the hospitality workplace. A Q&A explores the nuances and remedies....More
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