2017 Trends and Predictions for the Year Ahead: The State of Hospitality Employment

We see continued and growing demand for top talent across the industry with particular focus on some positions. It’s no secret to restaurant operators across the country that culinary roles will continue to outpace available talent.  Due to strong national commercial development and restaurant openings, the need for strong restaurant operators in the fast casual and casual dining market segments remains unabated. We have also seen a substantial recognition of the guest-oriented hospitality skill set draw executives and culinary talent over to the retirement living industry, exacerbating the talent shortage in the traditional sectors of the hospitality industry.

Further, in the past few years there has been high demand for Revenue Managers across the country as hotels move to better manage yields to maximize profitability. As the Prairie provinces see strength return to their markets and the steady development of limited service properties in Central Canada continues, we are confident the need for solid hotel General Managers and Directors of Sales will continue to grow.