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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      New Educational Institute Textbook Reflects Latest HR Trends

      Lansing, Michigan, December 2011-The new edition of Managing Hospitality Human Resources, published by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI), features an interactive, online component to reinforce textbook concepts. It is also available as an eText.

      Written by Robert H. Woods, Misty M. Johanson, and Michael P. Sciarini, the fifth edition of Managing Hospitality Human Resources shows readers how to manage the important human resources who provide services within a hospitality operation. They'll learn how to fulfill the requirements of U.S. employment and workplace laws, and discover the latest strategies for attracting employees, minimizing turnover, and maximizing productivity. The new edition has been revised to reflect changing economic conditions and industry trends.

      Updated content in the fifth edition includes:

      • The impact of the post-recession economy on recruiting, selection, retention, and turnover
      • How companies use social media to learn about job applicants
      • The latest trends in effective incentive programs and industry benefits
      • The changing face of unions and new trends in organizing and collective bargaining
      • Social responsibility issues, including what companies are doing (and not doing) right

      Buyers may choose to purchase a version of the textbook that comes packaged with a keycode that will provide access to an online component that presents additional, interactive material to reinforce the book's content. This online component includes video clips, short quizzes and case studies, definitions, links to relevant websites, interactive exercises, and industry news. Individuals have six-month access to the online component.

      Managing Hospitality Human Resources is available for $78.95 for AH&LA members and $108.95 for nonmembers (with online component). Without the online component, the book's price is $3 less. For information or to order, visit http://www.ahlei.org, or call 800-752-4567 or 517-372-8800. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 407-999-8100.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

      Elizabeth Johnson - ejohnson@ahla.com

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