Mobile 2.0 streamlines employee-manager communications and empowers employees to manage their schedules from anywhere at any time.

The hospitality industry has its fair share of brilliant minds and passionate employees, but it also grapples with an enormous level of employee turnover.

The software has been installed at the first five full-service properties, including the JW Marriott Austin, where it has generated a 5:1 return.

The hotel, which is located in the signal-blocking Aliso and Wood canyons, previously was challenged by poor cell phone and radio reception.

The new employees are charged with managing the property’s launch this summer in the Mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco.

The properties are the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Alliance Airport and Home2 Suites by Hilton Baytown, both of which are in Texas.

GM Ian Robert McClendon, culture manager Alexa Almirall and sales manager Rachel A. Tyndale have signed on to work at the property.

Keith Butz brings 24 years of leadership experience in hotel management and operations to Miami Beach.