July 22, 2020 – After taking a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the hotel and hospitality industry has begun to rebound. In the last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number was expected to increase in 2020, as global tourism and traveling in general are continued to rise until the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Now the industry has been altered and hospitality companies are trying to figure out a new path going forward.
To better work within a post-pandemic hospitality environment that requires new skills, different positions and overall staffing creativity, Strategic Solutions Partners, SearchWide Global and SalesBoost have entered into a strategic partnership designed to provide hotels with a range of creative business solutions as they navigate through today’s challenging landscape.
The partnership allows for the tailoring of talent deliverables to meet the specific and unique needs of individual properties. Through mutual referral and shared resources the three companies are able to leverage their collective knowledge and experience to create efficient work force options for today’s hospitality industry.
“As hotels plan for their recovery they need the right people in the right roles with the right training to immediately make a difference,” said Bill Scanlon, president and CEO of Strategic Solutions Partners. “The alliance we’ve created enables us to deliver that holistic approach.”
“Each of our organizations has extensive expertise in a specific facet of talent management which ensures understanding and alignment with our client’s expectations,” said Mike Gamble, president and CEO of SearchWide Global.
“This partnership offers a wonderful opportunity for hospitality professionals to emerge from the current environment better trained, better skilled and more confident,” said Gretta Brooks, founder and CEO of SalesBoost. “We know that the hospitality workforce will need a different skill set to succeed in the post COVID-19 rebound and SalesBoost offers the means to acquire those skills.”
What Each Company Brings
Strategic Solution Partners is a hospitality consulting firm focused on providing ownership and management business partners with revenue and performance enhancing solutions in both domestic and international capacities. Headquartered in Drexel Hill, PA, Mr. Scanlon founded SSP in 2007 with more than 25 years in sales and marketing leadership and corporate roles for the hospitality industry and a well-honed point of view for achieving success.
SearchWide Global, based in St. Paul, MN, is a full service executive recruitment firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries. The firm specializes in C-level and director-level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.
SalesBoost is a patented, software as a service (SaaS) sales training and coaching technology solution for the hospitality industry. The company specializes in hospitality training that develops sales leaders, hotel- based sellers and global sales. SalesBoost is the only training method that offers this industry-exclusive training.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media