Hospitality Business Magazine

Initiative reflects increased demand for GM talent worldwide

rsz_international_association_of_hotel_general_managersThe International Association for Hotel General Managers has launched its own Career Management Centre (CMC) within their association as part of their offering to members. This will enable members who may require assistance and support with achieving their individual career aspirations, to register their details with the CMC. The CMC will be managed by qualified, experienced professionals, who will guide members through a process that will identify their individual skills, experience and capability, to enable them to be considered for future job opportunities. As opportunities for GM positions arise, discussions will take place with those GM’s who best match the requirements of the position, and with the agreement of the GM’s concerned, the CMC would prepare a candidate proposal for the client’s review and consideration. All GMs who are successfully placed by the CMC will receive a success payment based on 10 per cent of the placement fee, in consideration of their participation in the process.

President and Founder of the Association, Leon Larkin explained: ‘’the continued growth of the hotel industry has created a high demand for GM talent and while there are plenty of excellent candidates out there, making the right match is challenging for a number of different reasons, especially on a global scale. Our aim is to help members take advantage of suitable opportunities and provide potential clients with a rigorous process that will provide an unrivalled source of world-class talent they can rely on.’’

John Cameron, CEO of the Association added: ‘’our aim is to add real value for members through an extensive portfolio of benefits and access to career opportunities is a vital part of this. Members can come to us for assistance and support, when they are ready to take their next career step and given the potential size of the CMC database, our ability to suitably match and provide candidates to clients should see us as a trusted partner when it comes to finding the right person for the job.’’


The Career Management Centre will present a minimum of three potential candidates for each opportunity accompanied with detailed reports and analysis highlighting why the individual is considered to be a good match. The service also offers clients a 12-month guarantee on all placements.

The world’s first and only initiative of its kind, The International Association of Hotel General Managers, is committed to raising the profile of GM’s, whilst providing other professional and personal membership benefits.