The hospitality sector is incredibly diverse. A wide spectrum of skills are required in order for a hospitality-based business not only to succeed, but to thrive and grow. While some of these necessary skills are easy to find, it can be more difficult to locate and attract the more niche talents. These talents are needed for ongoing growth and development, such as sound executive level experience.
Executive level recruitment is arguably one of the biggest challenges of hospitality recruitment today. This is especially true for smaller businesses, with reports showing that SMEs struggle to appeal to executive level candidates, who typically favour the bigger corporations. Fortunately, assistance is available through executive hospitality recruitment companies. It is however, essential to select an effective recruitment partner carefully.
So what are the key factors that set one executive hospitality recruitment company apart from another?
Many recruitment agencies operating today are proud to be multi-sector and generalistic, however for executive level appointments you may want to identify a recruitment partner who is exclusively hospitality focussed. Being specialised in the hospitality sector, these recruitment companies will be a master of their industry on many levels, and engrossed solely in their niche part of the marketplace.
Some hospitality recruitment consultants will actually have moved into recruitment from a hospitality background, extending years of first hand experience working within this growing sector. Experienced consultants will in addition, actively stay up-to-date with the latest news, advancements, and executive hospitality recruitment trends, ensuring the best placements for both clients and candidates.
A Strong Network
Whether from a hospitality background or not, an experienced hospitality industry recruitment specialist will have succeeded in building a strong network of clients and candidates. By proudly taking an enthusiastic role within this network, these recruiters are able to take a more proactive approach when seeking out executive level talent, leading to better results.
Urban People Recruitment are a UK leader in executive hospitality recruitment. We are a supplier of top talent to top brands, working to carve out executive level careers within retail, hospitality, and leisure. Operating on behalf of some of the country’s biggest — and smallest — hospitality businesses, we take the stresses and strains out of finding the most skilled and suitable professionals for hard-to-fill senior level positions. Valuing open and honest communications, we ensure each candidate is 100% suited to a role, saving clients’ time and making it easier than ever before to secure the UK’s top talent.