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Mr. Porter

Jason Porter

Regional Managing Director, Pinkerton

Jason Porter CPP, is a Regional Managing Director at Pinkerton, and has been involved in corporate, criminal, and civil investigations and executive protection for over 15 years. He served honorably in the U. S. Marine Corps as a non-commissioned officer with the 1st Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company working with both public, private and federal organizations. During his time with FAST Company he was highly trained in counter/anti-terrorism operations, hostage rescue diplomat security. After leaving the Marine Corps Mr. Porter was hired by a prominent investigations and consulting firm in Las Vegas as the Director of Operations & Investigations. He has been a successful executive with two major contract security companies, where he was responsible for over three-thousand billable hours per week. He has managed the security at many facilities including a DOE Security contract which provided armed and unarmed security. He has developed training and quality assurance programs that increased the production and effectiveness of the security forces for numerous clients. Jason has over 15 years of high-level corporate security experience, and has been awarded his Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). Mr. Porter successfully developed and implemented an anti-piracy and counterfeiting enforcement and training program. This program was largely successful in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah where he has conducted identification of pirated/counterfeit product training for numerous local, state, and federal agencies. Mr. Porter has been invited to and spoke at the National Gang Conference on the connection between street gangs and intellectual property crimes. Mr. Porter is currently a court recognized expert, and has testified on behalf of the plaintiffs and the defense. He has conducted numerous employee theft and loss investigations for various corporations, and has extensive training and experience in interviewing and interrogation techniques

Mr. Porter can be contacted at 464315598 or Jason.Porter@pinkerton.com

Coming up in March 2020...

Human Resources: Confronting a Labor Shortage

With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in decades (3.7%), what has always been a perennial problem for human resource professionals - labor shortage - is now reaching acute levels of concern. It is getting harder to find and recruit qualified applicants. Even finding candidates with the skills to succeed in entry-level positions has become an issue. In addition, employee turnover rates remain extremely high in the hotel industry. As a result of these problems, hotel HR managers are having to rethink their recruitment strategies in order to hire the right talent for the right job. First, hotels have been forced to raise their wages and offer other appealing perks, as a way to attract qualified candidates. Secondly, HR managers are reassessing their interviewing techniques, focusing less on the answers they receive to questions and more on observable behavior. Part of this process includes role-playing during the interview, so that the recruiter can gauge how a candidate works through specific problems and interacts with other team members. Additionally, some HR managers are also creating internal talent pools as a way to address labor shortages. Instead of utilizing department resources to find new hires with specific skills for needed positions, hotels are cultivating talent pools internally and preparing their employees to assume leadership roles whenever the time comes. They are also placing greater emphasis on a company culture that is more performance-based, as a way to curb employee turnover, increase employee satisfaction, and assure higher levels of customer service. Finally, recognizing the importance of employee retention as a way to lessen the impact of a tight labor market, some HR managers are instituting generous reward programs in order to retain their top performers. The March Hotel Business Review will explore what some HR professionals are doing to address these and other issues in their departments.