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Mr. Coleman

James Coleman

Senior Director of Relations and Business Development, Luxury Commercial Bath

James Coleman is the Senior Director of Relations and Business Development of Luxury Commercial Bath, and the President of DIRECT Show Flooring. Luxury Commercial Bath has been proven a leader in the Hospitality Bathroom Remodeling Industry and aims to provide the best services for bathroom remodeling in the hospitality industry (director which involves hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.). DIRECT, in the meantime, provided CPT, or Custom Printed Textured, Flooring Product - which was brought to the forefront of the Trade Show and Event markets, along with the EZ-Down Planks and Tiles. They specialize in museum, retail, and hospitality flooring services, as well as visual merchandising, branding, and product rolloutust. He was also the Chief Marketing Officer, and later the President, of The Tiles. Additionally, he was the Vice President of Sales/Product Development at J International, where he was directly involved in the cultivation of new and existing dealers. His responsibilities included quoting, designing, and pricing of the large or non-standard floors. He was also in-charge of developing new products and implementing the J Green initiative. (which he personally does), etc. He attests to the effort as something to “project the products in their best light for the lowest cost for the company”. Mr. Coleman, along with DIRECT and The Tiles, were awarded the Buyers Choice Award at Exhibitor for two consecutive years (2011-2012). These awards were given for the CPT Flooring that is reverse-printed with UV ink in 2011, and the ILLUMILITE Panel Flooring system - which is a paper-thin, flexible, and impact-resistant LEC technology. Hotel and bathroom remodeling, as well as hospitality design, is where his skillset primarily revolves around. Mr. Coleman prides in the fact that he can help clients find the right products at the best price, delivering upon quality bathroom remodeling and paraphernalia. He is also versed in Sales, Exhibit Designs, Business Development, Trade Shows, Account Management, Corporate Events, and Marketing Strategy.

Please visit http://luxurycommercialbath.com for more information.

Mr. Coleman can be contacted at 815-317-0601 or info@luxurycommercialbath.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.