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Mr. Sayyadi

Mostafa Sayyadi

Management Consultant, The Change Leader Consulting Inc

As an international management consultant with over 10 years of experience in industry, Mostafa Sayyadi works with senior business leaders, mangers, and staff to effectively develop knowledge and innovation in companies.

Mr. Sayyadi has led change management initiatives and the development of enterprise strategic management frameworks to strategically manage organizational knowledge. Working in various countries assists global and domestic leaders to minimize the business risks of working across cultures and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, enhance their intercultural effectiveness, deliver innovation and business results.

Mr. Sayyadi's research experience also developed analytical skills, logical reasoning, the ability to reflect and to use carefully reasoned arguments to present and defend insights. He has extensive writing experience, which includes his publications in academic journals, conference proceedings and research reports on a range of topics.

Mr. Sayyadi is a Business Book Author and a Columnist for Consulting Magazine (New York, US), HR.com (Toronto, Canada), Home Business Magazine (California, US), Industrial Management Magazine (Middle East & Western Asia) and his work has been featured in these top-flight business publications.

In recognition of his work with Australian Institute of Management and Australian Human Resources Institute, Mr. Sayyadi has been awarded the titles, "Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management" (AFAIM), "Certified Professional Manager" (CPMgr)" and "Certified Professional in Human Resources" (CAHRI)".

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

Mr. Sayyadi can be contacted at +61 411273956 or inquiry@thechangeleader.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.