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Ms. Rose

Clara Rose

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Influence MATTERS

Clara Rose was a communications major in college, she found it suited her personality, offering an outlet for her writing and creative side. After college she worked in a variety of positions that focused on the written and spoken word but found that in each position, she gravitated toward educating and leading others.

Ms. Rose also discovered she had a passion for business and personal development. She has built a life-long career around educating professionals, about business and personal development, using the written and spoken word.

As a Content Strategist, Editor, and Publisher, Ms. Rose works with entrepreneurs and professionals who want to craft their messaging and expand their influence. For more than twenty years, they have turned to Ms. Rose, to help them identify their vision and mission statement, strategize their messaging, and create content and tools, to help them succeed.

Ms. Rose is the chief editor for RoseDale Publishing, a press mark that produces business books for professionals. She is the creator of the Brainstorm & Blueprint Method, a proprietary process for book building, from conception through publication. Her new business book series, Everything MATTERS is available soon.

Additionally, she is the founder of the SAVVY Business Builders movement; an online group for sharing knowledge, tips, and tools, for business and professional development.

Ms. Rose believes success is a matter of influence, but influence is not accidental. It comes from the implementation of a sound strategy, with the correct resources and tools.  

Ms. Rose is the founder and CEO of Influence MATTERS, a consulting practice focused on writing, speaking, and leading, to establish and expand influence.

Please visit http://www.craftingyourmessage.com for more information.

Ms. Rose can be contacted at +1 727-267-3304 or hello@craftingyourmessage.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.