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Mr. Eden

Eric Eden

Vice President of Marketing, Cvent

Eric Eden, Vice President of Marketing for Cvent, has 17 years of experience in B2B marketing, digital media, online marketing, and marketing web-based products and solutions. Today Mr. Eden is responsible for Cvent's global marketing strategy, marketing campaigns, and marketing partnerships. Prior to joining Cvent in 2005, Mr. Eden managed marketing teams for 10 years at several publicly-traded companies, such as Network Solutions, Verio, and NeuStar. Mr. Eden's experience includes managing large sales and marketing teams to drive customer acquisition and ROI on marketing spend. Mr. Eden earned a B.A. in Mass Media Communication and Computer Programming with honors from the University of Akron.

Mr. Eden can be contacted at 866-318-4358 or eeden@cvent.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 Though seemingly safe for the moment, will the Affordable Care Act ultimately be repealed and replaced and, if so, what will the ramifications be?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.