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April 2014

Greetings from ECG!

Year over year, time is running faster and faster... Is it because we’re all getting a bit older? Maybe; but perhaps it is just because we have been so busy!  Can you believe that the first quarter is already over, and summer will soon be here?  Thinking about these past few months of 2014, all we can say is that it has been a whirlwind!

We are pleased to announce that the Hospitality Industry Benefits & Compensation Survey process is complete. This year, a total of 62 Southern California hotels participated in the survey, representing 21,324 guest rooms and 19,208 full time employees. We are in full swing working now on the Atlanta/Buckhead Hospitality Benefits & Compensation Survey as well as a new industry survey: The Golf & Country Club Industry for Southern California. Please visit www.ExecutiveHRConsulting.com on the “home” page for an update of all survey processing.

We have placed a Director of Human Resources and a Director of Sales & Marketing for a new hotel property opening up near downtown Los Angeles. We have three new retainer clients in and outside of the hospitality arena. We have conducted a series of investigations of harassment, conducted a DOL audit, I-9 audit and provided a number of “Management Training 101” training workshops. It is amazing that all this was done in just a few months!

On a more personal note, please join me in extending our congratulations to Clark and Tiffany Souers for the birth of their second child Tobin.  Tobin’s big brother Jayden is now two years old.  We now look forward to Clark spending more time with us here at ECG.

Recruitment opportunity alert:

Executive HR Consulting Group is currently representing a Human Resources Professional seeking a Corporate, Regional, Area or Director of Human Resources position. This individual has over 25 years of experience in hospitality human resources (both union and non-union properties) with outstanding leadership, employee relations, learning & development and strategic planning qualifications. For more information, please contact Patricia Ceballos at 818-846-5584, or simply email Info@ExecutiveHRConsulting.com.

Highlights from our blog:

Strengthen employee relations with roses on Mother's Day. Show you care - your employees are your greatest asset! This Mother's Day, show the mothers in your company what an important asset they are to the business by offering them roses. Learn more about the importance of employee recognition.

Management Training 101. Our training course covers supervisory and management skills for both new and experienced supervisors. The productivity and success of your business correlates with the satisfaction and happiness of your employees, therefore it's important to ensure that your supervisors are properly trained and prepared to manage the business. Learn more about Management Training 101.

Safety tip: Horseplay at work. Horseplay means things like running in the hallways, playing basketball in the office, etc. Horseplay may sound like fun, but it can be both distracting and dangerous, and such behaviors should be against company policies. Here are some tips for dealing with horseplay in the office.

Bringing back the popularity of emotional intelligence. We are nearing the 20-year anniversary of emotional intelligence making its dramatic splash into the business world. Here are some clear steps for applying it in the work environment.

Thank you very much for reading our newsletter; we'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments! And please forward this newsletter to any managers or business owners you feel could benefit from our services. We receive over 95% of our clients through referral, and we appreciate and respect the trust you place in us by referring us to others.

Best wishes,

Chantal Mariotti
Executive HR Consulting Group

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