Talent Plus Becomes Newest Partner of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research

Apr 10, 2014

Contact:  Carol Zhe, 607.254.4504, caz9@cornell.edu

Talent Plus Becomes Newest Partner of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research

Ithaca, NY, April 10, 2014 - Talent Plus, Inc., an international firm dedicated to identifying top leadership potential, has become a partner of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). As a partner, Talent Plus will help support and guide the center's research agenda, as well as participate in the CHR's Advisory Board. Joining the board will be Kimberly Rath, founder and chairman.

"I'm delighted that Talent Plus has become a CHR partner," said Michael Sturman, associate dean for faculty development at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and academic director of the CHR. "Human resources is a critical area in the hospitality industry, and leadership development is of particular interest. We welcome Kimberly Rath's insight and contributions in these areas."

Rath explained that the Talent Plus focus on leadership is based on the original research of Dr. William E. Hall, who developed structured interview approaches that surface talent and identify top leaders. She added: "We are scientifically able to identify people with the potential for near perfect performance so clients can make wise decisions in the selection and development of their teams. At Talent Plus we get excited about identifying talent and transforming lives."

The CHR's Partners and Friends create a strong framework for the center, which is now in its 21st year of operation. The CHR sponsors and publishes research reports by faculty at Cornell and other universities. Thanks to its Partners, CHR is able to take the unusual approach of distributing the findings at no charge.

About Talent Plus

Talent Plus is the Leading Talent Assessment PartnerSM in the industry with superior outcomes, service and science. Our structured interviews and assessments represent the core of our business and are essential to understanding talent. Talent Plus provides a scientific methodology to improve an organization's culture one employee at a time and drive sustainable business outcomes. To learn more about Talent Plus' solutions, please visit www.talentplus.com or email info@talentplus.com.                                      

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the center's corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit chr.cornell.edu.

Center Senior Partners: Accenture, ASAE Foundation, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, SAS, STR, and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Center Partners: Access Point Financial, Cvent, Inc., Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, Duetto, Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, Hilton Worldwide, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Intel Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, Marriott International, Inc., McDonald's USA, priceline.com, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proskauer, ReviewPro, Revinate, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sathguru Management Consultants (P) Ltd., Schneider Electric, Talent Plus, Inc., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., TripAdvisor, and Wyndham Hotel Group

Center Friends: Cleverdis • DK Shifflet & Associates • EyeforTravel • Gerencia de Hoteles & Restaurantes • Hospitality Technology Magazine • HRH Group of Hotels Pvt. Ltd. • Hsyndicate •  International CHRIE • iPerceptions • J.D. Power and Associates • The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts • The Lemon Tree Hotel Company • The Park Hotels • PKF Hospitality Research • Questex Hospitality Group • RateGain • Sustainable Travel International