Editorial Board   Guest Author

Ms. McDargh

Eileen McDargh

Principal, The Resiliency Group & McDargh Communications

Eileen McDargh is the founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of The Resiliency Group and McDargh Communications. Ms. McDargh helps organizations and individuals energize the life of their business and the business of their life by developing skills to respond to constantly changing professional and personal demands. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Ms. McDargh is the author of six books, including Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life's Complexities, a Benjamin Franklin Gold Award winner. Her newest book, Your Resiliency GPS A Guide for Growing Through Life & Work has been met with high acclaim as an organizational resource. As a business author and commentator, shes appeared on network news, on radio programs and in business journals and in major metropolitan newspapers.

Ms. McDargh can be contacted at 949-496-8640 or eileen@eileenmcdargh.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 Though seemingly safe for the moment, will the Affordable Care Act ultimately be repealed and replaced and, if so, what will the ramifications be?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.