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Mr. Cameron

Tyler Cameron

Public Relations Account Manager, Slice Communications

Tyler Cameron is a public relations account manager at Slice Communications, a premier Philadelphia agency comprised of fully dedicated public relations and social media teams. Mr. Cameron provides clients with actionable content and data-oriented approaches that help them to expand awareness and grow their audience. Prior to joining Slice, Mr. Cameron studied strategic communication and business at Temple University, from which he graduated in the spring of 2015. Mr. Cameron served as the vice president of Temple University's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. In this position, Mr. Cameron oversaw the organization and orchestrated chapter programming, in which he organized and executed multiple panels and events with industry professionals, students, alumni, and Temple University professors. Mr. Cameron was a former intern at Slice Communications responsible for securing a number of impressive media placements for a variety of clients. His other experience includes coordinating social media efforts for a Philadelphia startup and executing guerilla marketing initiatives for music streaming service, Spotify. Through his coursework and experience in the industries of communication and business, Mr. Cameron has become proficient in storytelling and writing for the eye and the ear. He is a motivated, big-picture thinker who takes initiative and works swimmingly in creative team environments.

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

Mr. Cameron can be contacted at 215-600-0050 or tcameron@slicecommunications.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.