June 21, 2018
5 Best Practices for Hiring Seasonal Employees  
Unless your resort is in a ski belt (or, perhaps especially if it is), you are gearing up for the peak summer season. As you plan for what will, hopefully, be a surge of visitors and guests, it is time to engage in hiring temporary personnel to attend to their needs.

It is critical that you hire the right people and quickly get them up to speed and connected to your facility. Your seasonal workforce may only be with you for just a short time, but poor short-term hires can take a long-lasting toll on your organization. This can be in the form of effects on your year-round staff, theft or destruction of property, or impact on your reputation. With so many popular websites offering travelers the opportunity to write reviews-and so many people relying on these platforms for travel information-new and repeat bookings can be boosted or adversely affected by your guests' experience.

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Across the Transom...
Here's a look at some of the news we've seen this week.

Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership, exchange, and rental company, announced the appointment of Barry Robinson to the role of President and Managing Director of International Operations for Wyndham Vacation Clubs, overseeing operations of the company's timeshare business outside North America.

Wyndham Destinations is the new company established following the spinoff of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts from Wyndham Worldwide. The company has a global presence in 110 countries at more than 220 vacation ownership resorts and 4,300+ affiliated exchange properties. Wyndham Destinations has started trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WYND.

Timeshare Software developer, SPI Software, has appointed Michael Del Pino as Vice President of Software Development.  Significantly, Michael's extensive experience in software development for scaled business applications includes software design for the timeshare industry.  As the head of SPI's Software development, Michael will focus on leading the development team as they create and enhance SPI's comprehensive timeshare management offering.

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