Editorial Board   Guest Author

Ms. Moon

Jennifer Moon

Manager, Greenview

Jennifer Moon is a manager with Greenview, a sustainability consulting firm specializing in the hospitality, meetings and events, travel and tourism industries at the organizational level. Greenview was founded in 2008 to play a pivotal role in advancing sustainability through increasing the prevalence of metrics, measurement and reporting across the travel and tourism industry. Ms. Moon has experience working in corporate ESG advisory & reporting, sustainable event services, destination reporting, and industry-wide research. She has expertise in GHG emissions calculations, corporate reporting frameworks (GRI, CDP, GRESB), water and biodiversity risk assessments for the corporate level. Ms. Moon has consulted for global hotel companies, REITs, hospitality vendors and event organizers. She is a member of Green Destination Orlando and the Sustainability Committee of NYC & Company. In her free time, Ms. Moon likes to write on sustainability topics for the industry, such as her article for Green Lodging News, [“Why Beekeeping is Relevant to Hotel Sustainability”][1] and Hotel Business Review, where she co-authored the article titled, [“Sustainability KPI’s: Now Part of the Discussion”.][2] Ms. Moon’s love of hospitality and sustainability stems from her undergraduate days as an Hotelie at Cornell learning about sustainable hotel development and eco-tourism. Her love of travel has inspired her work to continuously bridge the gap between the hospitality industry and sustainability where she has experienced climate change in places such as Australia and Iceland. She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in Sustainability Management. [1]: http://greenlodgingnews.com/why-beekeeping-is-relevant-hotel-sustainability [2]: http://hotelexecutive.com/business_review/4308/sustainability-kpis-now-part-of-the-discussion Please visit http:/www.greenview.sg for more information.

Ms. Moon can be contacted at 305-726-7658 or jenni@gviewadvisors.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.