Developing talent for growth industries

Author: Kees Hartzuiker, James Kirk (yBC.tv)

Categories: Leadership, Middle East, Staff
Tags: development, Growth, hotel industry, lifestyle, motivation, people, Talent
Developing talent is important as part of industry development. In this TV show Kees Hartzuiker discusses the importance of talent and why the Middle East market needs more differentiation.

Developing talent is vital

There’s still a lot of same same going on in terms of the type of developments that are there.  So I think it being that lifestyle that I mentioned earlier, it being more family orientated or entertainment orientated.  I think we need more differentiation and so it’s maybe more the opportunity rather than the challenge that I see.  Then any growth industry, and I’m sure you’ve heard it from many other people already, people, people, people and of course at the end of the day we can all develop beautiful structures, but it is the experience that is being delivered through people still.  In that sense, hotels have not changed over decades.  And of course there’s such an expansion that we saw in the mid-2000, now we’re seeing it again.  And for the hotel companies, the brands that continue to supply the right talents to deliver that is a real challenge. And I don’t think anyone is - we’re all talking about it but a lot more real strategic work needs to be done to get people motivated, to work in the hotel industry and then taking their careers forward and not just sometimes is they see it as a transition.

The Hospitality Channel is very interested in discussions around developing talent and industry development.


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