Re: Cover Story Travel Weekly 10-16-95 - Letter to the Editor
As founder and president of the nation's largest personnel agency
serving the Travel Industry exclusively, I must disagree that the job
market is so tight. Many travel agencies offer their employees bonus
dollars for recommending their friends for positions...this is mainly
because those agencies do not wish to utilize the two (2) standard
ways of recruitment. The
Since Yours In Travel Personnel Agency,
I also take inference in Mr. Bohan's statement that "Headhunters" call people every single day. I find this quite hard to believe. It is common practice to use Headhunting techniques when one is recruiting upper management specifically, and then its utilized if the personnel agency has no sources of their own. Being the oldest (established 1972) and largest in the US, I can state that I am the only person within my company that does any Headhunting, and it represents less that half of 1% of our total recruitment. Our corporate policy prohibits us from Headhunting from any of our Clients Companies.
Travel Agencies receive enough bad press without Mr. Bohan's statement that Travel Agents should be given the ability to talk with us (Omega) if they want to. This is America, and I'm sure that if a Travel Agent is looking for a new position they will contact those agencies they wish to, without receiving a flier from a specific company.
I don't believe anyone should solicit ones employees on the job."
© Copyright Yours In Travel Personnel Agency, Inc. October 1995