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Mr. Nadel

Scott Nadel

Chief Operating Officer, DMC Hotels/Dhillon Management

Scott Nadel has served as Chief Operating Officer of DMC Hotels/Dhillon Management. He has functioned as Director since 2007. Mr. Nadel is a 20 year hotel industry veteran with in-depth experience with branded hotel affiliations, independent resorts, as well as, Food & Beverage Operations. As a second generation hotelier, Mr. Nadel combines old world values with progressive business strategies. As COO of the company, Mr. Nadel was responsible for the oversight of twenty branded hotel operations, the company's strategic objectives, asset capitalization and partnership relations. During his tenure as COO, he has implemented vision for development strategies, policies and procedures. Mr. Nadel has maximized the corporation's revenues, and administered the implementation of marketing plans, sales strategies, budget and forecasts at the corporate, regional and business levels. Key responsibilities included achievement of revenue and profitability goals, staff development and quality assurance of overall product and service quality. Mr. Nadel has a progressive career spanning more than 20 years with several other hotel groups. He has opened hotels as Regional Director of Operations with LaQuinta Inn & Suites. He also served as General Manager in several brands such as Hampton Inns, Park Inn & Suites by Carlson, Villa Royale, Country Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott and the Sun Ridge Resort.

Mr. Nadel can be contacted at 601-299-3722 or nadelscott@gmail.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.