Thomas Mielke | January 13, 2020
By: Thomas Mielke Seasoned executive search professional and human capital advisor, Thomas Mielke, shares thoughts on success for emerging hospitality industry leaders A new year has arrived and with it comes different opportunities and challenges. Some things, though, never change – the great majority of us tend to ‘take stock’ at this time of the year and plan for what we want to achieve or do differently, both personally and professionally. For most industry ‘novices’, the fresh hospitality graduates or apprentices out there, there does not tend to be a limit on their ambitions and aspirations. With a clear target in min...
Kimberly Yoong | November 7, 2019
As the hospitality industry seeks to automate and streamline its processes to drive operational efficiencies, will AI-automated hiring practices soon be a necessity? By Kimberly Yoong Technological progress in today’s society has reached unprecedented levels; the World Wide Web did not even exist thirty years ago, while smartphones as we know them today have barely been around for a decade. Now, an even more sophisticated tool is at the forefront of changing the way we live – Artificial Intelligence (AI). McKinsey’s Global Institute model predicts that approximately 70 percent of companies will adopt some form of AI by 2030, and ...
May 16, 2019
THE PEOPLE EFFECT: Find, Grow and Retain The Best of The Best ATLANTA, GA and MINNEAPOLIS, MN –May 15, 2019– Hospitality and Human Resources Guru's Joel Carver and Mary Weber have teamed up to produce the new book THE PEOPLE EFFECT: Find, Grow and Retain the Best of the Best. The two first crossed paths in 2008 when they both worked in senior leadership roles with a hospitality management and real estate company. Carver led the sales and marketing functions and Weber was the senior HR leader for the organization. The journey they went on - along with a team of great leaders - was first to keep the hotels profitable and staf...
March 28, 2019
THE PEOPLE EFFECT: Find, Grow and Retain The Best of The Best ATLANTA, GA and MINNEAPOLIS, MN –March 28, 2019 – Hospitality and human resources gurus Joel Carver and Mary Weber have teamed up to write a new book, and launch a speakers series, THE PEOPLE EFFECT: Find, Grow and Retain the Best of the Best, a collaboration addressing human capital challenges they have both faced throughout their careers. The authors first crossed paths in 2008 when they both held senior leadership roles with a hospitality management and real estate company. The journey they went on was first to keep the hotels profitable and staffed during the...
2019 Insights for Human Capital in Hospitality: Challenges in Finding Labor and Artificial Intelligence Among Trends in the US
AETHOS Consulting Group | January 8, 2019
(January 8, 2019) – AETHOS Consulting Group's US partners have gathered their collective thought leadership and now share predictions, concerns and issues for 2019. While some of these issues transcend across borders and continents, the commentary here is geared on its impact in the United States: 1. Challenges to Finding Labor for Hospitality Services: Labor Skilled to Meet Current Travel Trends: AETHOS New York Managing Director Keith Kefgen weighs in that although lifestyle and wellness hotels have become all the rage, as every major chain is now involved, the real issue is the lack of experienced talent. "We have a plethora ...
Thomas Mielke | April 7, 2016
By: Thomas Mielke | Andrew Hazelton At the recent Global Restaurant Investment Forum in Dubai, Marc Blazer, Chairman & CEO of Overture Investments and co-owner of Noma, was heard saying, "I am not in the investment management business, I am in the talent management business". This comment nicely sets the scene and actually summarises the key takeaways from a number of different industry events AETHOS attended across the globe as of late. Whether it was the HR in Hospitality Conference in Scottsdale/Arizona, the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin/Germany or the Global Restaurant Investment Forum in Dubai/UAE, one thing wa...
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