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Mr. Stuart-Hill

Trevor Stuart-Hill

President & Founder, Revenue Matters

Trevor Stuart-Hill is the founder and currently serves as president of Revenue Matters. He sets the cultural course, provides the strategic direction and oversees the performance for each of Revenue Matters' operating groups. He believes that superior asset value is directly supported through top-line performance.

A proponent of sharing knowledge with others, Mr. Stuart-Hill is often tapped by global hotel associations and executive groups to share his expertise in hospitality revenue management. He co-authored the first college-level textbook on the subject of revenue management for hotels and resorts. It is currently being used for teaching this discipline at colleges and universities around the world. He was a founding member of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International's (HSMAI) Revenue Management Advisory Board and is an active member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC). Mr. Stuart-Hill has been recognized by HSMAI as one of the hospitality industry's top 25 minds in sales and marketing.

Mr. Stuart-Hill has experience in many facets of the travel and hospitality industry including front office, food and beverage, cruise and tour operations, corporate travel management, charter flight operations and travel technology. Prior to forming Revenue Matters in 2009, Mr. Stuart-Hill was primarily responsible the account management function for the Americas region at Sabre Hospitality Solutions. During his tenure at Sabre, he was involved in strategic development of revenue management and customer relationship management solutions.

Together with his wife Kathryn, he has either worked in or explored over sixty countries. An avid golfer, photographer and commercial pilot, Mr. Stuart-Hill resides in Parker Colorado.

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

Mr. Stuart-Hill can be contacted at +1 303-690-9116 or Trevor@RevenueMatters.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.