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Mr. Newell

Mattson Newell

Area Vice President, Partners in Leadership

Mattson Newell is an Area Vice President and Leadership Consultant for Partners In Leadership (PIL). He has helped lead the company in achieving record results. Mr. Newell has worked with some of the world's largest organizations, including Brinker International, Whirlpool, Nike, Halliburton, GlaxoSmithKline, and First Energy. He has experience with industry-specific strategies and has background in hospitality, energy, finance, government, pharmaceutical, retail, and technology. Clients describe Mr. Newell as engaging, thoughtful, and results-oriented. Mr. Newell was recently selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Global Summit and was named "A rising star in the training and consulting industry!" by TD magazine. Mattson has frequently been asked to speak at major conferences and events throughout the world. He has delivered keynotes for several industry-leading organizations and recently delivered a speech at the National Restaurant Association's Supply Chain Management Executive Study. Mr. Newell is also an accomplished writer, having been published in a number of publications such as Forbes, Chief Learning Officer magazine, and The Boston Business Journal. Please visit http;//www.partnersinleadership.com for more information.

Mr. Newell can be contacted at 951-694-5596 x180 or mattson.newell@ozprinciple.com

Coming up in March 2018...

Human Resources: Value Creation

Businesses must evolve to stay competitive and this is also true of employment positions within those organizations. In the hotel industry, for example, the role that HR professionals perform continues to broaden and expand. Today, they are generally responsible for five key areas - government compliance; payroll and benefits; employee acquisition and retention; training and development; and organizational structure and culture. In this enlarged capacity, HR professionals are no longer seen as part of an administrative cost center, but rather as a member of the leadership team that creates strategic value within their organization. HR professionals help to define company policies and plans; enact and enforce systems of accountability; and utilize definable metrics to measure and justify outcomes. Of course, there are always new issues for HR professionals to address. Though seemingly safe for the moment, will the Affordable Care Act ultimately be repealed and replaced and, if so, what will the ramifications be? There are issues pertaining to Millennials in the workforce and women in leadership roles, as well as determining the appropriate use of social media within the organization. There are new onboarding processes and e-learning training platforms to evaluate, in addition to keeping abreast of political issues like the minimum wage hike movement, or the re-evaluation of overtime rules. Finally, there are genuine immigration and deportation issues that affect HR professionals, especially if they are located in Dreamer Cities, or employ a workforce that could be adversely impacted by federal government policies. The March Hotel Business Review will take a look at some of the issues, strategies and techniques that HR professionals are employing to create and sustain value in their organization.