Executive Search Firm sees Opportunity for Hospitality Job Seekers
While most industries are reporting staff reductions and layoffs, hospitality executive search firms are eager to find the right candidates for a number of positions, as the hospitality industry shifts into high gear to keep pace with the improving travel and leisure climate.
Hospitality Executive Search Success Depends on Relationships
When a hotel or casino has to fill a senior executive position they often turn to a hospitality executive search specialist. They know these people have a pool of highly qualified candidates in their network.
Hospitality Executive Search: Recruiter or Career Coach?
There are executive recruiting firms in almost every industry and hospitality is no exception. Hotels, resorts and casinos often develop a long-standing relationship with a hospitality executive search firm to get access to their pool of excellent executive candidates.
Hotels Gaining Ground in Revenues in 2012
Recent reports from hospitality industry professionals show that 80.5% of hotels reported an increase in total revenue; 73.3% report that profits were higher. The upcoming three years are expected bring the opportunity to increase revenues from individual, family and business travelers, as well as events and conventions.
Hospitality Executive Search Firm Places Key People at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Bentley Price Associates, Inc. is proud to announce that they have placed several key executives at Foxwoods Resort Casino in the past two years. Finding the perfect candidate for an executive post in a casino and gaming property can be a challenge, but placing the right person in an executive post produces real results.
At Bentley Price Associates, Inc., we have a program called Hospitality Heroes. Our goal is to help returning veterans find careers in the hospitality industry, and is cost-free for all involved. We have over 36 years of experience in Hospitality Executive Search, and our list of industry contacts is long, and we strive to get veteran resumes into the hands of the decision makers.
Outside Hire or Promote from Within?
At my Hospitality Executive Search Firm, client companies often ask me if they should promote from within for open positions, or look outside the company. This is an especially complex issue that all Human Resource executives must face from time to time. There are pros and cons either way; however, one often overlooked consideration can be the deciding factor to choose one over the other – or wish that you had.
Is your top staff suffering from job burnout? Reports indicate that close to 50% of US workers are putting in longer hours and are often overwhelmed with too many tasks. In my 36 years in Executive Search at Bentley Price Associates, Inc., I’ve seen many companies take the risk of burning out their best managers by overwhelming them. Before you say that “job burnout” is just an excuse to get out of responsibilities, think again. Besides emotional distress, stress and burnout can affect the immune system, causing repeated or frequent employee sick days, and can be directly linked to high blood pressure and heart disease in the long run.
Honor Veterans Day – Commit to Hiring Veterans
Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have had a tough time finding jobs. Per the federal government, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans had an unemployment rate of 9.7% in September – two points higher than the civilian unemployment rate.
Hotel recruiters see ‘Generation Y’ with education and talent, but also needing listening skills when managing older workers.
Hotel recruiters see ‘Generation Y’ with education and talent, but also needing listening skills when managing older workers. “Lead and others will follow” is an often used phrase, but what happens when it’s a young, management employee who’s attempting to “lead” a team of older---and more experienced---staff? In a sign of the times in this ever-growing industry, it is not uncommon to see hospitality-trained “Millennials,” the Generation Y born between 1980 -2000, making their way up the corporate ladder.
A seasoned hospitality recruiter heeds 2013 trends of ‘innovation and growth’ to fill key spots with relevant executives and operational staff.
Call it one of those legacy notions, or just the old way of doing things, but today’s growth in the ‘Travel, Hospitality and Leisure’ (THL) sector has a lot to do with pushing beyond traditional thinking. In the past, hotel properties offered up fairly common marketing ideas for their guests, from promotional deals to attract them to the hotel’s restaurant to enhancements at the hotel spa. While such draws continue to have their place, the future in the THL industry rides on the integration of many channels of social media of recommendations, to more and more opportunities of easy-bookings online. For hoteliers, part of their bid to bring more visibility to their property’s is wrapped in developing “innovation and growth strategies,” according to an article by Adam Weissenberg, “2013 Outlook on Travel, Hospitality and Leisure.”
Hospitality Recruiters Watch Trends in High-Growth Industry
Given the following statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, hospitality recruiters are gearing up for high demand: • “Between 2004 and 2014, the Hospitality industry is expected to add 17 percent in wage and salary employment. • The accommodation and food services sector makes up approximately 8 percent of all employment nationally. • With the hospitality industry's growth rate increasing, the importance of finding good employees, especially youth workers, is a high priority.”
How the Trend Towards Healthy Eating at Hotel Conventions Affects Hotel Recruiters
Usually, when people attend business conventions at hotels, they are served the usual unhealthy fare which includes cookies and caffeine. However, hotels are now noting that companies as well as individuals are looking for healthier food options which include fruits, vegetables and lean protein. Many companies have come to realize that feeding their employees well leads to greater energy and productivity at work. You just get more out of meetings and conventions when those attending them eat nutritious fare.