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Mr. Bramhall VI

Jason Bramhall VI

Senior Director, Procurement, The Gettys Group

Jason Bramhall VI is a practiced FF&E expert with a discerning eye for quality and detail. Bringing more than 15 years of supply chain experience to The Gettys Group, spanning interior, industrial and mechanical design fields, Mr. Bramhall's procurement experience dates back to before global sourcing was a commonly discussed practice. His knowledge base gathered in worldwide markets and the advantages and related challenges of working overseas brings tremendous value both to The Gettys Group and its clients.

With each procurement project award, Mr. Bramhall has relied on his skill set and managerial approach to ensure the project supply chain is seamless; maintaining succinct client communication in conjunction with negotiating comprehensive FF&E budgets, project management, delivery logistics and installation. Quality standards are treated as the priority throughout the process, ultimately enabling the successful delivery of each project to our deserving clientele.

To truly respect and realize the designer’s intent while balancing the project drivers of cost, quality and timeline is a testament to The Getty’s Group’s understanding of the hospitality market and the expectations therein. A successful balance of each provides for a successful implementation for all.

Mr. Bramhall holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree from Auburn University in Operations & Supply Chain Management.

Mr. Bramhall VI can be contacted at 312-832-2450 or JBramhallVI@gettys.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.