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Mr. Boos

Felix Boos

Co-Founder & Director, FeedbackNow

Felix Boos is the Co-Founder and Director of FeedbackNow US, a 2016 US startup focusing on improving customer feedback management and customer satisfaction in service related industries. FeedbackNow US offers the unique feedback management solution from FeedbackNow International (Switzerland) as well as consulting services. The intuitive feedback device achieves highest participation ratios and delivers real time results, closing a gap that hasn't been covered by traditional solutions.

The FeedbackNow team has successfully implemented the solution at various airports, hotels, amusement parks, fitness & health clubs, restaurants as well as hospitals and city services.

Mr. Boos has 20+ years of experience as an executive in the aviation industry with Lufthansa German Airlines focusing on sales and service developments. He has been instrumental to setting up the call center network around the world and was in charge of several international sites and entities, where he spearheaded the recruitment process, training and service delivery. Later he took over responsibility for sales and service in Western Europe for the freight division, pushing digitization and efficiency while focusing the teams on delivering solutions for their customers.

Mr. Boos is passionate about listening to customers and delivering excellent service on a daily basis and understands the travelers entire journey and what is needed to achieve highest customer satisfaction ratings. In his role at FeedbackNow, Mr. Boos is providing a full-service approach, ensuring that the clients gain maximum insights from their customer's feedback. He is based in Los Angeles, California.

Please visit http://www.feedbacknow.us for more information.

Mr. Boos can be contacted at 310-658-0793 or fboos@fbnsolution.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.