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Hoteliers for seasonal workers want Slavonians the most

first_imgAs the season gets closer and closer, preparations for it have already started a long time ago. Currently, hoteliers are focused on looking for the highest quality catering workers, and as most tourism entrepreneurs point out, the most valuable and best are in Slavonia. Hotel houses, due to the high demand for seasonal workers, have launched and published tenders on their websites, while some have come to Slavonia in person for the best possible selection.A business fair was held in Vinkovci last week, which also included two hotel houses Laguna Poreč te Jadran dd from Crikvenica. Both companies are looking for the same profiles of seasonal workers, kitchen and restaurant staff and maids, and they unanimously claim that Slavonians are the most valuable and best workers.Laguna Poreč  It employs an average of over 900 workers a year and in its accommodation facilities, can accommodate over 20 thousand guests a day, of which more than 8 thousand in hotels and apartments, and over 12 thousand in camps, which annually achieves over 2,3 million overnight stays. In addition to waiters, chefs are also looking for support staff or those staff who are not qualified catering workers. “We also need maids and maids who work as maids in the morning and as waitresses in a restaurant during dinner. We also employ about 50 gardeners, who usually start working at the earliest. For all other workers and functions where I do not need to employ a large number of people, we publish vacancies through our website and everyone can apply. In particular, we have a need for one person in charge as the animation leader ” points out Goran Kukurin, head of the human resources department from Laguna Poreč.Hotel company Jadran dd from Crikvenica has a total of 9 hotels and tourist resorts, over 1.250 rooms and 2.500 beds in solid buildings, and 2 camps with 1.700 seats. They also lack kitchen and restaurant staff and maids. “All these years we employ a large number of workers from the area of ​​Slavonia and I can say from experience that they are very good and hardworking workers.” Marija Žarković-Turak, director of human resources from Jadran dd, points out and adds that obviously Slavonians are also satisfied with them because they are happy to return. This year, Jadran dd renovated two hotels and raised the categorization of hotels to 4 *, and the need for seasonal employees increased.It is commendable that both hotel companies hold internal trainings for all new seasonal workers, especially those who have no experience. “Education is very important and we regularly educate both our permanent workers and permanent seasonal workers, so that when new inexperienced workers come, they also receive quality training.. „Pointed out Marija Žarković-Turak from Jadran ddIn Laguna Poreč, the training program for new workers consists of two parts, and they also have an internal waiter academy lasting two weeks. “After the process of selecting new staff, all those who do not have or have little experience, go through our internal education. The first training refers to the basics of spoken communication in Italian and German, a course in the profession where we educate them on the basics of setting tables, serving and certain soft skills. The second form of education refers to the basic jobs by which we introduce employees to work through getting to know the values ​​of our company, who are our guests and how to approach and communicate with guests.  Goran Kukurin pointed out and added that Laguna Poreč invests a lot in the education of all workers, both permanent and new.According to the portal MojPosao.net, in 2015 the most sought after were the waiters. In addition to the waiters who are by far the most lacking, chefs, kitchen helpers, pizza masters, receptionists, assistant chefs and maids are also in demand. The MojPosao.net portal advises employers to start looking for staff as soon as possible, because it can happen that in the middle of the season it is a bit harder to reach employees, especially if it is about some more specific jobs, requirements or location.last_img read more

Health tourism – an opportunity we must not miss

first_imgAt the recently concluded “IMTJ Medical Travel Summit” in Opatija, the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ), the world’s leading online journal for medical tourism, presented various awards for excellence and innovation in medical tourism to our specialized hospitals.Thus, the hospital Sv. Katarina was named “Best Special Hospital of the Year”, all in accordance with the assessments of international independent experts in medical travel and medical tourism. On behalf of the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina’s award was received by Ms. Jadranka Primorac, a member of the Management Board, and the award was presented to her by Mr. Keith Pollard, Editor-in-Chief of the International Medical Travel Journal.Recognitions as proof of quality and excellence certainly do not end there; in the selection of the “European Business Award” Special Hospital Sv. Katarina was also selected as one of the 10 best European institutions in the category “The Award for Customer Focus” in a strong competition of as many as 33 businesses from 000 countries that participated in this year’s competition, and it is significant that she entered the finals as the only health institution from Europe. Also, the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina is the only medical institution that won the title “Superbrands Croatia”, and at the beginning of last month the British group Operations Abroad Worldwide and the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina signed an Agreement on the treatment of patients, which made Croatian healthcare a significant step forward in the development of medical tourism.Polyclinic Bagatin named the best international clinic for cosmetic surgeryPolyclinic Bagatin won the award and great recognition for the best international clinic for cosmetic surgery in 2017 and was nominated by the organizers, IMTJ organization, for a marketing initiative in terms of branding the Polyclinic, in which they are ranked in the top 3 best clinics in the world. “The quality of cosmetic surgery services at the Bagatin Polyclinic is at the highest level, as well as the marketing activities we have undertaken in order to present ourselves in the best possible light to foreign potential clients and patients. With this award for our dedicated work we have received confirmation from the profession. It came as a ‘crown’ to the confirmation of quality by our patients who place their trust in us on a daily basis. I am equally proud of our second nomination, which ranked us among the top three clinics in the world when it comes to marketing activities. ”Points out the director of the Bagatin Polyclinic, Ognjen Bagatin.In addition to the Bagatin Polyclinic and the Sv. Katarina was also awarded the Rident Polyclinic, which won the award for the best international dental clinic of the year at the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit in Opatija, while the Svjetlost Special Hospital for Ophthalmology won a high second place in the category of the best international eye clinic.Health tourism – an opportunity we must not miss According to estimates, the total revenues that are generated globally in the field of medical tourism today exceed 60 billion dollars, and in just a few years that number will exceed 100 billion dollars. The potential of health tourism has been there for years, and now Croatia has excellent, professional and highly professional institutions, but without a strategic and complete tourism product there will still not be much progress. We have too late coast and climate, top specialized health facilities, excellent connectivity, ie accessibility, as well as amazing tourist stories – we just have to pack them nicely into a rounded tourist product and tell our guests the story.Although there are about 1.100 medical tourism providers in Croatia, only five percent of tourists (patients) come from foreign markets, primarily from Italy, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At a recent session of the Council of the Community of Health Tourism at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, it was concluded that health tourism needs stronger promotion outside Croatia and that Croatia should be put on the medical map of the world. “Mediterranean cuisine has been included in the list of cultural heritage by UNESCO as the healthiest cuisine in the world, which should be used to enrich the offer of health tourism.”, Said Marcel Medak, President of the Health Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.The final conclusion is that it is necessary to move in the direction of gathering a critical mass of health tourism service providers in order to attract more agents at a stronger performance at the identified key fairs and to gain the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board. Entrepreneurs seem to be shouting loudly and sending an appeal to tourist institutions to get involved and for health tourism to become part of the integrated Croatian tourist offer.Rijeka, Lošinj and Zagreb have woken up and are working intensively on the promotion of health tourism (at least the private sector), soon an excellent story is being built in Osijek about health tourism, so the private sector, ie specialized institutions and accompanying content are ready and now on the system to round out the whole story and launch targeted strategic promotion, and be a support to the private sector, and not the other way around as before. Health tourism is one of the focuses of the Master Plan for Tourism Development until 2020, but a lot is written on paper of various strategies and master plans – the paper suffers everything, and unfortunately there are still no concrete changes in the field.It’s all up to us, we have it all, and I sincerely hope we know how to harness our potential in health tourism. We must also not forget that the world is turning fast and that the competition is not asleep, and we do not have ten more years to see any concrete changes and to arrange a quality story about health tourism in Croatia. We are constantly talking about potentials, it is time to concretize those potentials. Right now and now, because when if not now – when Croatian tourism is a trend in the focus of global tourists and the media.We have everything and everything is up to us.last_img read more

Toyo Adds First COO

first_imgToyo Tire USA Corp. has hired Marty Furman as its first chief operating officer (COO).AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Furman, most recently COO of Pentel of America, will oversee Toyo’s technical services, sales, marketing and pricing. He will report directly to company president and CEO Yasushi Takagi. Furman also has extensive management experience with Procter & Gamble, Avery Dennison and Trojan Battery Co. A graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Program, Furman received his MBA in finance from Loyola University and dual BS degrees from the University of Maryland.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

AMB hooks first UK tenant at Dagenham’s Binary Park

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Linde launches plastics focused website

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TNSC acquires Bangkok-based API

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Carburos Metálicos extends H2 contract with Repsol

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Return to sender

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An end to exploitation

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Whiplash doctors failing health checks as audit exposes gaps

first_imgJust three per cent of companies wanting to diagnose whiplash claims have been given a clean bill of health by auditors, it has been revealed.An audit progress update published this month by the medical reports clearing house MedCo states that 60% of medical reporting organisations (MROs) were given a ‘red’ rating, with 37% receiving an ‘amber’ rating.The audit exposes a range of problems with member companies, including quality assurance, ethics and validation of experts. Some MROs had no sufficient or credible evidence to support that they had complied in key areas, while others had breached quality control rules by delegating it to automated software and/or third parties.MedCo says a low proportion of green-rated reports is not unusual for the first round of a new regulatory assessment, as firms take time to adjust their systems and processes, but the organisation admits the number of members given the all-clear is ‘at the low end of expectations’.The role of MedCo, which accredits and regulates doctors providing whiplash diagnosis, is set to take on greater significance in April 2020 when the Civil Liability Act is fully implemented. Cases will not be settled without claimants having a medical examination, and with a greater number of litigants in person, it will likely be the MROs that ensure people retain the correct level of compensation.As of March this year, 105 MROs were registered with MedCo along with 729 operational, active medical experts.The audit explains there has been a tendency for MROs to apply for accreditation at the earliest possible opportunity, rather than wait until they can demonstrate compliance on a consistent and sustainable basis.Successful new entrants were able to show they had read compliance documents and had everything in place to be operational from day one.Those that were unsuccessful ‘often only planned to start doing this once they had been switched to operational status’.On average, MROs receive seven recommendations of how to improve per report. But on re-examination, just 30% of recommendations made against red-rated audits had been implemented and completed.There is no indication that enforcement action has been taken in response to these audit reports. It was confirmed in March that 426 warning leterrs had been sent and 281 users suspended from the MedCo register (99 were reinstated after their behavior was rectified).A MedCo spokesperson told the Gazette: ‘MedCo is pleased with the audit results and progress continues to be made to drive up performance and behaviours. It is an improving picture as MedCo’s processes and performance monitoring continue to drive out bad practices as well as identifying “shell” companies.’last_img read more