WHAT BOX CREATIVE IS A PRIVATE HOSPITALITY RECRUITING FIRM ACCESSIBLE BY CLIENT-TO-CLIENT REFERRAL ONLY.
~TALENT IS EVERYWHERE, BUT NOT EVERYONE SEES IT.
The best talent is never on the DoorDash delivery option, the only choice is to pick it up. We have to carefully search and find it as the best talent almost never walks through your front door. The days of posting an ad and 'hoping for the best' are over if you are trying to achieve excellence.
Hiring people for me is not transactional. When I fill positions, I never — especially with salary-level positions, hunt for just a warm body that’s good enough to do the job. With a little more effort and an awareness of the bigger picture/long-game, I can be looking for a candidate ‘on-brand, capable, qualified, AND interested in hospitality' as well as their career development and path of progression.
They do exist. I’m always more interested in a candidate that thrives for years and becomes part of the ethos.
THE JOURNEY FROM FOM TO GM
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IN 2022, TALENT RECRUITMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES
ARE TWO SEPARATE DISCIPLINES.
SCOUTING TALENT AND PROACTIVE OUTREACH IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE FOR
IN-HOUSE HUMAN RESOURCES. WITH NAVIGATION OF -REDUCED HR HEADCOUNT
-NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS -ADDITIONAL TRAININGS REQUIRED
-DELICATE LABOR RELATIONS -AND A NATIONAL TALENT SHORTAGE, HUMAN RESOURCES
ENDURES CRUSHING PRESSURE TO FILL KEY POSITIONS WITH NO TIME TO ALLOCATE.
Terms custom designed per project based upon Client needs
- CLASSIC PLUS
Like standard recruitment with focus
on a few key positions made cost-effective
FOCUSED ON A SINGLE PRIORITY POSITION WITH 1-2 SECONDARY POSITIONS INCLUDED IN SEARCH
FEE ESTABLISHED AS A PERCENTAGE OF POSITION BASE SALARY
TERM LENGTH TARGET AGREED UPON FOR PROJECT
URGENT, HIGH-FOCUS. Openings,
quick growth, operational catch-up
3 MONTH SET TERM (with cancelation*)
APPLIES TO ALL OPEN PRIORITY POSITIONS AS DEEMED BY COMPANY **
AGREEMENT TERMINATION AT ANY TIME **
TALENT FOCUS AND BRAND ETHOS AS PROVIDED BY CLIENT
CONSISTENT FLOW, PRE-SCREENED, QUALIFIED, CAPABLE TALENT ONLY, BY OUTREACH OR REFERRAL
( * / ** ) Covered during project discussions
ABOUT, TALENT PHILOSOPHY + EXPERIENCE
17 YEARS HOTEL EXECUTIVE IN 7 CITIES, 6 OPENINGS, 4 X #1 TRIP ADVISOR PROPERTIES, PLUS DOZENS OF TOP-TALENTED HOTEL LEADERSHIP RECRUITED AND DEVELOPED. (2004-2022)
13 YEARS AS VP OF MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT + HEAD OF FILM + TV SOUNDTRACK MUSIC (1988-2001)
4 YEARS SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN LOS ANGELES SERVICING TOP HIGH-PROFILE AND CELEBRITY CLIENTS (THEIR DOG'S MOBILE GROOMING REALLY) (2001-2004)
EXECUTIVE TEAMS HIRED:
2007 COLONY PALMS HOTEL TEAM
2009 HOTEL LE BLEU BROOKLYN TEAM
2015 DOSM TO GM FOR ACE PALM SPRINGS
2017 ACE CHICAGO TEAM
2017 ACE CHICAGO DOHSK TO HM TO GM
2017 ACE CHICAGO DOFO TO OPEN TASK FORCE MAISON TO HOTEL MANAGER OPEN BROOKLYN
2018 ACE CHICAGO DOHR TO CORP DOHR
2018 ACE HOTEL DTLA TEAM (REORGANIZED)
2018 MAISON DE LA LUZ EXEC TEAM
2019 GM FOR ACE KYOTO
2020 ACE BROOKLYN EXEC TEAM
2005 HOTEL ZOSO/HARD ROCK PALM SPRINGS
2007 COLONY PALMS HOTEL PALM SPRINGS
2012 REVERE HOTEL BOSTON (REBRAND RENO)
2017 ACE HOTEL CHICAGO
2019 MAISON DE LA LUZ (ACE) NEW ORLEANS
2021 ACE BROOKLYN (PRE-OPENING, LEFT JUST BEFORE OPENING)