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Mr. Rosenberger

Scott Rosenberger

Senior Partner, Deloitte Consulting - Consumer and Industrial Markets

Scott A. Rosenberger is a senior partner with Deloitte Consulting in Consumer & Industrial Markets; he also serves as industry leader in the Travel, Hospitality & Leisure (THL) and Transportation sectors, which provide innovation services and solutions to the world’s leading hotels, travel service providers, restaurants, airlines, air freight and transportation companies. Specializing in technology integration, Mr. Rosenberger is the service leader for enterprise architecture. In 26 years of experience, he has been involved in all phases of technology planning, development, and integration, guiding Fortune 2000 companies in their strategic applications of information technology. A sample list of Mr. Rosenberger’s clients includes Pennsylvania Liquor Control, Nike, Harrah’s, Gaylord Corporation, FedEx Corporation, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Starwood Corporation, The Coca Cola Companies, Carnival Corporation, Brown-Forman Corporation, Jimmy Johns Restaurants, and CSX Technology Services. Mr. Rosenberger received a B.A. from Macalester College (graduating with honors) and earned a FEAC graduate certificate in Enterprise Architecture from the University of California. He is also ITIL V3 certified and serves as the firm’s sponsor and liaison to The Open Group (TOGAF). He recently led the design and development of Deloitte Consulting’s comprehensive, TOGAF and DODAF compliant EA methodology.

Mr. Rosenberger can be contacted at 703-251-1000 or srosenberger@deloitte.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.