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‘People’ specialists from four world-class brands in luxury and hospitality – Hublot, Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula Hotels, and Hyatt – sat down to talk talent for this unique edition of Listening to Leaders.

Recruitment Days draw some of the biggest names in the business to our campuses. A perfect opportunity to take the pulse of luxury and hospitality recruiters, and to discover if the ‘war for talent’ – spoken about so often in recent years – is still a factor.

We invited four leading talent specialists to answer our questions on camera: Sam Hamawi, Director, Talent Acquisition for HSH Group (owner of The Peninsula Hotels); Katrin Melle, RVP DE&I and Talent EAME at Hyatt; Pierre-Olivier Aguinalin, Chief Human Resources Officer at Hublot; and Robin Vermeire, Group Director of Talent Acquisition at Mandarin Oriental.

Four interviewees, five key questions, concluding with their words of advice for young talents looking to forge careers in these highly competitive industries.

Here’s what Robin, Pierre-Olivier, Sam and Katrin had to say…

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