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Mr. Alonso

Jorge Alonso

Co-Founder & CEO, Flix Translations Group

Jorge Alonso is co-founder and CEO at Flix Translations Group, a boutique translation service provider based in the USA and Argentina, which serves clients worldwide. He founded the company in 2011 together with Gabriela Arriaran and, since then, have consolidated in the translation industry, with a solid network of over 1,500 linguists and professionals around the world. His experience in the hotel industry and in market research, together with his solid education in business administration, have provided him with the necessary tools to be able to detect business opportunities and focus on solutions for every client. As an enthusiast entrepreneur and passionate for new technologies, Mr. Alonso has always sought to innovate in the translation industry, always looking for new ways of optimizing processes and technologies. He is a member of IDEA in Argentina, where he actively collaborates at the IDEA PyME segment, the Argentinean Chamber of Commerce in Florida, and the American Translators Association. An expert in the translation industry, Mr. Alonso has given lectures on the importance of content localization, localization strategies and methodologies, and cost-optimization tips. During the 6 years he has served as CEO at Flix Translations Group, he has led the development processes of strategic relations with partners at a global level, quality policies and mentoring of the Project Management team. He currently leads the development of the strategic vision of the company and seeks new business opportunities in order to offer comprehensive solutions to the clients who trust Flix Translations Group services.

Please visit http://flixtranslationsgroup.com for more information.

Mr. Alonso can be contacted at 305 -760-4751 or alonso@flixtranslations.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.