By Robert Willock
The Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that the hardest role to fill is that of sales & marketing director, followed by executive chef
Sales and F&B operations are the most difficult hospitality functions to recruit for, according to the findings of the second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report.
The survey behind the report revealed that the hardest role to fill is that of sales & marketing director, followed by executive chef.
Meanwhile, the most difficult seniority levels to attract are ‘management’ and ‘mid-management’.
One HR director said: “It is difficult to find people for senior positions in F&B operations in order to meet the requirements of the relevant outlet and cuisine. They should have the business ‘savvy’ to come up with unique ideas, marketing suggestions and promotions.”
Another respondent said that culinary roles are “the hardest to fill due the technical skills required and the high demand in the market compared to other jobs”.
The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people.
For more insight into the opportunities and challenges identified by senior HR leaders in the region’s hospitality industry, follow this link to preview and purchase the Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
These Hoteliers should try offering a "real" salary to the professionals they would like to hire, maybe then they will not be faced with this problem. When you offer a Professional that has been in the business for over 10 years an AED 8,000 salary per month....what do you think the answer will be?? (I am not in the business but I have seen it happening to people that are). Stop being the cheap ("Kanjoose") that you are and you will find the right people to make your business grow...