Ms. Barnes-Hogg

Rebecca Barnes-Hogg

Founder

YOLO Insights

Rebecca Barnes-Hogg is a recruiting strategist and the founder and Chief Insights Officer of YOLO Insights®. YOLO Insights is a recruiting and hiring strategy firm dedicated to the art of hiring great employees.

Ms. Barnes-Hogg founded YOLO Insights® in 2010 with the vision of making sure no business was held back because they could not hire the right people. Her passion for connecting amazingly talented people with the businesses who desperately need them flows from her early career experience as an HR Executive. For over 15 years, she has been in the business of helping businesses hire the right people. Her educational background in business and human resources has given her a broad base from which to approach the numerous recruiting challenges. She especially enjoys helping businesses create recruiting strategies to ensure the best cultural fit so they can hire confidently, with more clarity, and know they are making the right hiring decisions for their business.

Ms. Barnes-Hogg is a sought-after speaker on topics related to recruiting, interviewing, communication, and teambuilding. Her recruiting insights have been featured in Business News Daily, U.S. News & World Report, CBS Small Business Pulse, MarketWatch, and HR Magazine. Ms. Barnes-Hogg is also a co-author of Rethinking Human Resources. She is currently writing her next book to be released in early 2017, tentatively titled The Ultimate Recruiting Guide.

Ms. Barnes-Hogg holds an MA in Human Resources Management and a BS in Business Management. She holds the SPHR certification from HRCI and the SHRM-SCP certification from SHRM.

Please visit http://www.yoloinsights.com for more information.

Ms. Barnes-Hogg can be contacted at 843-779-9656 or rebecca@yoloinsights.com

Coming Up In The September Online Hotel Business Review




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Hotel Group Meetings: Blue Skies Ahead
After a decade of sacrifice and struggle, it seems that hotels and meeting planners have every reason to be optimistic about the group meeting business going forward. By every industry benchmark and measure, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year, which means more meetings in more locations for more attendees. And though no one in the industry is complaining about this rosy outlook, the strong demand is increasing competition among meeting planners across the board – for the most desirable locations, for the best hotels, for the most creative experiences, for the most talented chefs, and for the best technology available. Because of this robust demand, hotels are in the driver’s seat and they are flexing their collective muscles. Even though over 100,000 new rooms were added last year, hotel rates are expected to rise by a minimum of 4.0%, and they are also charging fees on amenities that were often gratis in the past. In addition, hotels are offering shorter lead times on booking commitments, forcing planners to sign contracts earlier than in past years. Planners are having to work more quickly and to commit farther in advance to secure key properties. Planners are also having to meet increased attendee expectations. They no longer are content with a trade show and a few dinners; they want an experience. Planners need to find ways to create a meaningful experience to ensure that attendees walk away with an impactful memory. This kind of experiential learning can generate a deeper emotional connection, which can ultimately result in increased brand recognition, client retention, and incremental sales. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group business and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.