What If? Three Strategic Shifts in Labor Could Be the Answer

Written by Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA “It didn’t take guts to follow the crowd — that courage and intelligence lay in being willing to be different.” – Jackie Robinson Today many hoteliers have pondered many ideas to adjust their business strategy, all the while asking themselves: “What if?”….

Vacation Time: You’ve Earned It, So Why Not Take It?

By Sunny Wang When was the last time you took a vacation? Let me rephrase that. When was the last time you took a vacation without thinking about work or checking work emails? I would not be surprised if some of you answered, “Never.” The United States is known in…

Does Flexible Working Lead to Better Productivity?

Love it or hate it, I am pretty sure you have heard of the concept of “flexible working.” Ever since people first realized they do not have to work like a machine, screwing in everything that is shaped like a hexagon much like in the Charlie Chaplin movie “Modern Times,”…

Millennials Reveal What they are Looking for in a Workplace

As a hospitality student, and a millennial, I frequently hear discussions about how millennials behave. It is indeed intriguing, and somewhat entertaining, to see the labels being placed upon millennials when you are one of the subjects being studied. But from time to time, I just want to say, “that…

Facts about Service Animals in the Hospitality Industry

Horses, and ducks and monkeys! Oh, my! We are approaching one of the craziest travel seasons of the year, and you could very well be sitting next to a miniature horse, duck or monkey if you are traveling on an airplane. Do hotels, restaurants and clubs have to extend a…

H-1B Visa Filing

Don’t Miss the Looming Deadline, Preparing for April 1st H-1B Visa Filings

For further details on H-1B visa filings and other work visa options, attend Pabian’s ProLinks webinar on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST. A longer version of this article can be found in the Winter 2015 issue of The Bottomline (set to publish Feb 2, 2015). It…

Adding Diversity and Taking the Scare out of the Visa Process in the Club and Hospitality Industries

As someone that often speaks about visas and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency (green cards), there are two common looks that I see in the audience when I start my presentations – a look of dread that the presentation will be boring (visas – yawn!) and one of apprehension (the visa…

Happy 20th Anniversary to Lucinda Hart, a Key Ingredient to HFTP’s Success

Running an association is a lot like a team challenge on a chef competition, where the team is given a box of ingredients that need to be used to make a meal. It takes a lot of creativity, risk, diligence and commitment to the group; as well as the ability…

Follow Me, I’m Right Behind You!

I recently had the opportunity to present the opening keynote session at the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. As another benefit to HFTP members I will be presenting the webinar, “Follow Me, I’m Right Behind You — How to Lead a Multigenerational Workforce.” The hospitality industry…

Pay or Play? Deciding on Employee Health Care Coverage

Pay or Play? I started my second day listening to the Thursday Keynote’s, Shawn Achor’s, excellent presentation on how concentrating on the positives improves your career success. I ended the day wondering how I was going to apply his principles to dealing with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act after…