Editorial Board   Guest Author

Mr. Mayne

Lonnie Mayne

President, InMoment

Lonnie Mayne has dedicated his career to helping companies drive bottom-line results by transforming their way of doing business from the status quo, to a high-performance, customer-centric model. Currently president at InMoment, a customer experience optimization platform, Mr. Mayne is charged with building a people-centered culture with the company’s internal “customers” (our employees), as well as with their 350 global clients. His professional journey includes running worldwide sales & marketing operations and serving on international boards of directors. The companies he has worked both for and with include some of the largest and most successful brands in a variety of ultra-competitive industries, including retail, food, technology, and sports entertainment. Mr. Mayne's expertise in building wildly prosperous, customer-centric organizations is in high demand, and he spends a good portion of his time consulting with C-level executives and speaking publicly. He pioneered the Red Shoes Experience concept, and uses that platform to inspire others to create and deliver authentic, memorable relationships. Lonnie’s laser focus on the customer is driven by decades of experience and a deep belief that centering business around human beings is what drives good companies to become great.

Mr. Mayne can be contacted at 801-263-2333 or lmayne@inmoment.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.