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Ms. Kovary

Giselle Kovary

President, n-gen People Performance

As president and co-founder of n-gen People Performance Inc., Ms. Kovary is dedicated to building strategies and programs that help clients target, motivate and engage employees in order to increase performance and productivity. She is a sought after resource to industry leaders, having worked with 18 of the top Fortune 500 companies across North America, including Chevron, Cisco, TJX and Xerox. Over 60,000 people globally have experienced an n-gen workshop or presentation. With close to 20 years of experience in learning and development, she has devoted more than a dozen years to researching the impact that generational differences have on organizational performance. Ms. Kovary has created solutions and programs in five practice areas - sales & customer service, leadership, team building, Millennials and human resources. As a human resources expert, Ms. Kovary is regularly quoted in national publications and appears on television and radio. n-gen partners with clients to deliver existing 'off-the-shelf' learning programs from our library of 27 courses, or designs custom learning solutions. Our highly interactive learning programs engage all levels within an organization, from C-suite executives to front line employees. All n-gen training is based on the two books Ms. Kovary has co-authored: Loyalty Unplugged: How to Get, Keep & Grow All Four Generations and Upgrade Now: 9 Advanced Leadership Skills. Ms. Kovary has a Master's degree in communication studies from the University of Windsor. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and raises money for breast cancer research in her free time.

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

Ms. Kovary can be contacted at 416-362-7564 or gkovary@ngenperformance.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.