AUSTRALIA-based hospitality human resource specialist, Hostec, has opened a regional office in Singapore to tap the Asian market and address the pressing need for talent in the region.
Kerry Healy, Hostec’s general manager – Asia, said the biggest challenge for hospitality human resource in Asia was the lack of quality staff.
She said: “Massive (hospitality) developments in China are sucking all the talents. The inflated cost of living in Singapore has pushed talents to destinations such as Macau and China, where expatriate packages are attractive.”
The Singapore office, led by Healy, will boost Hostec’s headhunting and human resource training capabilities in Asia, with its Sydney office providing support for education programmes. Two more staff are expected to join Healy’s team by April.
Hostec’s headquarters is in Sydney and the company has satellite operations in Melbourne, the Gold Coast and London.