Cruise Line Recruiter Reveals Hiring Secrets: Executive Search International is Identifying and Adopting Assessment Tools for Interviewing, Recruiting and Identifying High Potential Talents for Future Leadership Positions

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How does Executive Search International ensure that the successful candidates can deliver? There are three things that every client wants: First, they want to know what outcomes and results their future hires will achieve while in their employment. Secondly, clients want to know for sure that these results are real. Thirdly, what is the risk and what is the return on my investment?

Driven by satisfied customers eager to travel more, despite the uncertain economy, the cruise industry is well-positioned for continued growth and success. This is one of the conclusions to be drawn from the Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) 2008 Cruise Market Profile Study released today.

94.8 percent of all cruisers rate their cruise experience as satisfying with 44 percent claiming the highest "Extremely Satisfying" ranking making a cruise among the very best in meeting and exceeding guest expectations.

Cruise vacationers are the premier leisure traveler. Cruisers travel 39 percent more per year than non-cruise vacationers, they take 2.9 annual leisure trips on all types of vacations by both land and sea (21 percent or nearly one in four of their vacations are by cruise), and they typically spend 50 percent more on their vacation travel than a non-cruise vacationer.

Both past cruisers (69 percent) and cruise prospects (56 percent) recognize a cruise vacation as providing very high value for the vacation dollar. Those who have experienced the inclusive nature and service of a cruise vacation rank cruising as the best vacation value.

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).

As a 29-year veteran of the rapidly-growing cruise industry, and President of the Cruise Division of Executive Search International, a leader in the hospitality executive search field, Erling Frydenberg knows full well that there are currently more vacancies than talent available. More and more positions will surely come to be filled from the broader hospitality sector. With this new influx of talent and skills, how does Executive Search International ensure that the successful candidates can deliver?

There are three things that every client wants:

  • First, they want to know what outcomes and results their future hires will achieve while in their employ
  • Secondly, clients want to know for sure that these results are real
  • Thirdly, what is the risk and what is the return on my investment?

This is what the client is thinking:

"I'm okay with paying a big fee. I've done it before and it makes sense for the right person. But I am wondering that when I pay the fee, what am I going to get and how long will I get it when I pay you for this person?"

Again, we have to look at the candidate's past experience in terms of quantifiable issues, and this issue has everything to do with tenure. How many years has your candidate spent at each of his or her employers? If this candidate moves around a lot, then he or she will move around a lot in the future.

So how do we ensure that the clients get what they want? The key to success is to identify and adopt assessment tools for interviewing, recruiting and identifying high potential talents for future leadership positions.

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.

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.

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