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Mr. Burgelin

Mike Burgelin

Owner and President, Employer Leasing Quotes

Mike Burgelin is the owner and President of Employee Leasing Quotes, a Nationwide PEO brokerage firm he started in 2001. Mr. Burgelin and his team help business owners reduce employment-related costs and maximize the employee relationship through PEO, ASO and HR outsourcing services. His in-depth, industry knowledge of the individual PEOs value proposition, creates a tremendous advantage for his clients. Mr. Burgelin is a recognized leader in the PEO industry and most recently a featured speaker at the annual PACE conference for the PEO industry. Mr. Burgelin is a fully licensed insurance agent, whose skills and education have helped in saving his nationwide clients over $100 million dollars in insurance premiums during his tenure. Utilizing over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, management and communication, Mr. Burgelin is highly dedicated to helping his clients understand their objectives and improve the performance of their businesses.

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

Mr. Burgelin can be contacted at 888-582-8388 or Mike@EmployeeLeasingQuotes.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.