I just returned from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas with my partner Carolyn Richmond.  I participated in the Executive Summit and shared ideas with some of the most progressive minds in the hospitality industry.  Here is my top ten list of take-aways:

  1.  Once a year performance reviews are backwards looking,

Many employers utilize background checks to gather information prior to making hiring decisions.  In the past, if someone turned up with a felony conviction, their application was dismissed.  NOT SO FAST!

The EEOC now says that such an act might constitute a violation of Title VII, unless a separate business justification exists for the decision.  More specifically,