Hotel chain on recruitment drive; staff shortage and brain drain in hospitality sector

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The Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka is owned by the Tanoa Hotel Group. Picture: TANOA HOTEL GROUP

A major hotel chain has embarked on a recruitment drive to address staff shortages and the ever-evolving brain-drain facing the hospitality sector.

The Tanoa Hotel Group announced the recruitment process at its recent staff awards night.

Area general manager Narend Kumar said they had successfully scouted six employees from Nadi’s Dratabu Village to fill a few roles in their Nadi properties.

“Through this process, we identified and engaged six interns who underwent rigorous six-month training modules in various departments,” Mr Kumar said.

“I had the privilege of accompanying our team with the approval of the Na Taukei Navo and the local community.

“I am delighted to announce that four of these dedicated individuals successfully completed the internship program, marking a significant achievement in their commitment.”

Mr Kumar said the support of the village and the Nadi community was helpful in their quest to find the right people to fill the gaps left by employees who had left for greener pastures.

Director Rohit Reddy said it was vital for them to provide the right environment for their employees because they spend more time at work than at home.

“We really appreciate the effort that you put into your working life,” Mr Reddy said.

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