Other guests of honour were H.E. Mohsin Bin Khamis al-Balushi, former Undersecretary of Tourism and now Advisor at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The recruitment day, entitled “Ladder to Success”, attracted scores of visitors, all vying for a career with the international hotel group’s five Oman properties – Al Bustan Palace InterContinental, Muscat InterContinental, Crowne Plaza Muscat, Crowne Plaza Salalah and Holiday Inn Madinah.
Considered to be the first event of its kind to be held in the Sultanate, the Group was recruiting staff for a total of almost a hundred positions, at all levels and in all departments including F&B, Housekeeping, Front Office, Engineering, Accounts and Recreation. Representatives from each department within each Group Hotel were on hand with fun and informative activities, to attract job applicants to their stands.
Anwar Abdul Rahman Al-Khanjari, Personnel Manager of the InterContinental Muscat, said, “As a company, our key strategy is to ‘continue to develop people’ and therefore our constant focus is not only on our guests but also each and every one of our employees. The Open Day allowed us to communicate our ideologies to prospective employees and also offer information on career progression within the Group, whether in Oman or other parts of the globe.”
The InterContinental Hotels Group is an active supporter of Omanisation and aimed to attract young, keen Omani nationals.
Mr Tony Zamora, General Manager of the Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Hotel said, “The InterContinental Hotels Group is the largest employer in the Oman hotel industry. We recognize that the future of our industry depends on our ability to source, hire and train the best and the brightest of the Omani youth. We in the hotel industry in Oman can no longer stand idly by while financial services, telecommunications and the civil service skim the cream of the newcomers to the job market. At recruitment days like this one that, incidentally, will become an annual event, we hope to expose young Omanis to the hotel industry as a viable alternative to the more traditional labour market. We need to impress on the young people of the Sultanate that the hotel industry is a growth industry that offers excellent opportunities for career development.”
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