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September 2015

Greetings from ECG!


Introducing ECG’s New Consultant, Mr. Eric Arndt

Eric Arndt, a native of San Francisco, has worked in the fields of international human resources, education, training, and organizational development for 18 years, primarily in the US, Europe and SE Asia/Australia. Multinational organizations who have engaged him in program and project management, HR/organizational development and training include the Morgan’s Hotel Group, Pacific Hospitality, InterContinental Hotels Group, Crystal Cruises, the Ford Foundation, Fulbright Program and World Learning. In SE & NE Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico Eric has advised on the globalization of work environments, organizing and developing cultural and work programs, and providing relevant training and learning opportunities to staffs of up to 600 employees.

Eric is a certified and the premier trainer in Southern California for TiPS and ServeSafe®. His full biography can be viewed by visiting http://www.ExecutiveHRConsulting.com/about-us/eric-arndt. ECG is thrilled to have Eric join our team of professional Human Resources Consultants – Welcome Eric!


ITN (International Training Network) #1 Placement agency for international interns in hospitality, and VATEL #1 International Business School for the Hospitality with 31 campuses worldwide.

Last week we were invited by the VATEL Hospitality Management School and ITN to attend their 2nd Annual Host Company Conference. Noted speakers included Ms. Darra Klein, Lead Program Analyst of the training Program for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State – Mr. Michael McCarry, Executive Director of the “Alliance”, and two designated sponsors represented by Ms. Robyn Walker, Executive Director for sponsor CENET and James Bell, President Alliance Abroad Group amongst others. What a pleasure it was to be invited to the beautiful California Club and hear all about the J1 Intern Visa’s and the many benefits that this cultural exchange program offers to this industry.


Client highlight: Tender Greens

ECG provides Tender Greens Restaurants with the compensation intelligence they need to effectively manage their wages in order to be competitive within their industry. We have known their Human Resources Director for over ten years and we are proud to be associated with such a health conscious and employee friendly company.

Tender Greens is a fine-casual restaurant that provides healthy, farmer's market inspired food at an affordable price to its guests in a relaxed, eco-friendly space. They believe that everyone should have access to healthy, high-quality food at an affordable price. Tender Greens has developed partnerships with small local farmers, ranchers, artisans, boutique wineries, breweries and coffee roasters to provide the best quality ingredients and products for its guests.

Tender Greens beef comes from grain-fed hormone/antibiotic free cows; their chickens are raised on the range in Northern California; not in cages. Their tuna is sustainably line caught from the Pacific. They are dedicated to using only the finest ingredients that extends not only to the raw products, but to everything they use in their recipes – cold pressed olive oils, mustards, vinegars, cheeses, wonderful nuts and ground spices all help bring their customers the best dishes ever. They look for local boutique wineries, cool microbreweries and organic tea blenders to provide beverages that reflect the same commitment and care.

LA County Locations: Burbank, Culver City, Downtown LA, Glendale, Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Studio City, West Hollywood, Topanga, Torrance and soon to open Westwood.


Highlights from our blog:

Performance Evaluations: How to introduce self-assessment to your employees. Getting employees involved in staff assessments makes all the difference. An employee assessment provides employees constructive feedback about their job performance in addition to their accomplishments and future expectations from the company. Read more


Prevent promotion discrimination in the workplace. Promotion discrimination against any protected category in the workplace is against the law; eliminate liability by using HR best practices. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against qualified employees when a promotion or hiring opportunity is available. What you need to know.


Employee rights: Military Spouse Leave. An employee is eligible for military spouse leave if he or she is the spouse or registered domestic partner of a “qualified member” of the military, and works an average of 20 or more hours per week. In California, employers are required to grant employees with unpaid leave if their military spouse is on leave from deployment. Read more.


Employees and the military: What is Civil Air Patrol Leave? If your employee is a member of the US Air Force, you must provide them time off without pay for military service. Under the Civil Air Patrol Employment Protection Act, employers are required to provide employees who are part of the Civil Air Patrol time off to attend emergency operational missions. Learn more.


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With Kind Regards,
Chantal Mariotti

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