Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2008
Even as economists believe the economy is softening, it's boom time for the maritime industry. An estimated 41 new ships, with a total berths of 95K to a value of $ 23 Billion are being launched between now and 2012 (Seatrade Insider News).
Increasingly discriminating passengers are looking for new experiences, putting pressure on the cruise lines to become more creative and innovative, not only with itinerary planning and shore excursions, but also with the onboard product, and the process of hiring high performance executives and managers become even more critical for companies who wish to re-invent and/or improve themselves in this dynamic global hospitality arena.
With Baby-Boomers retiring and Generation X and Y paying more attention to life-style and families, the hospitality industry finds it increasingly difficult to motivate "top talent" to make career moves and change companies. Industry insiders agree that it is an "employees market" where the vacant positions greatly outnumber the available talent.
In order to find the right people, the cruise industry must be prepared to explore a related or associated global market at a time when the short term focus is on fuel.
As a result, Executive Search International has appointed Erling Frydenberg as President of Cruise Division, Executive Search International, responsible for the exciting diversification into the cruise business.
A veteran of the cruise industry, Erling's background and experience covers both operation and start-up as vice president hotel operations for Royal Viking Line, Crystal Cruises and Disney Cruise Line. Before joining ESI, Erling was Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Silversea Cruises, responsible for fleet operation worldwide.
Executive Search International is a worldwide search and recruitment company that has served the hospitality industry for over 30 years. It is recognized by the global hotel industry as the "state of the art" search company because of the organization, structure and process it goes through to identify the right talent for its clients.
ESI has experienced an increase in business quarter over quarter since FY'07 Q4. As you don't need a captain when the sea is calm, this is the best time for a high performer to move as companies are getting "the wrong people off the boat" and "the right people on the boat".
Erling Frydenberg is the President of the Cruise Division of Executive Search International. Executive Search International's website, http://www.esiglobal.com provides further information about the company, and interested parties can contact Erling directly either on telephone number 407 926 - 6030 or at efrydenberg(at)esiglobal.com.