Human Resources and training director Alexandra Mason shares how South Shore YMCA transformed their L&D program with a game-based training and simulations platform. The transformation enabled her team to plan and create content more strategically and efficiently and unite a diverse workforce across a wide range of disciplines around the core mission of the Y. READ MORE

Why are employees unable to solve problems quickly and effectively today? In this article, discover why critical thinking has declined in recent years and how to revitalize it within your organization. Learn proven techniques to cultivate this essential skillset in your executives, property managers, and front-line staff. You can empower your team to tackle challenges with confidence, creativity, and innovation. READ MORE

In 1977 the Supreme Court held that employers' obligations to accommodate religion was so limited that anything that more than a de minimis effect on the business was an undue hardship and need not be provided. Under the new retroactive law, employers must provide accommodations unless there is a substantial cost. It will take decades for courts to provide guidance on what is "substantial." READ MORE

Stephanie Smith emphasizes the challenge of maximizing revenue through online presence for hotel owners and operators. She discusses the complex landscape of online touchpoints influencing guests' booking decisions, including OTAs, social media, and Google. Stephanie highlights the need for a strategic approach, focusing on understanding market gaps, defining tactics aligned with hotel strengths, and addressing issues at different stages of the customer journey. READ MORE

In today's dynamic digital landscape, travel and hospitality PR professionals have a rapidly diminishing role. In their place: communications experts applying their storytelling abilities to help shape marketing strategies and create more effective brand campaigns. Collaboration with marketing teams is no longer enough; publicists should be transitioning to a fully integrated approach - and they are already equipped to do so. READ MORE

The benefits of a large hotel management company may seem obvious. However, when choosing a management company for your hotel, consider looking beyond the obvious and evaluating whether a more personalized and strategic approach is appropriate for your hotel investment goals. This article outlines the benefits of selecting a small hotel management company for the day-to-day operation of your hotel. READ MORE


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Stephen Renard

In this article we take a look at covid's long term consequence and solutions for human resource management and recruitment going forward. It also asks the questions " Is loyalty finally dead in our industry?" and is there anything positive to discuss about the pandemic? READ MORE

Susan Sanders

While the hotel industry has long since passed COVID-19 fatigue, there have been some incredibly powerful lessons to come out of the pandemic. From the talent perspective, we have to be innovative, proactive, and empathetic in order to succeed. By focusing on talent retention, talent acquisition, and talent development, hotel companies can position themselves for post-pandemic success. READ MORE

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