The vacation ownership industry has evolved into a unique profession with distinct personnel and managerial needs and has outgrown its ability to rely on recruiting from hotels. According to an industry study, there were 1,668 vacation ownership resorts operating in the U.S. as of January 1, 2005. Today, timeshare human resource managers seek more specialized professionals who appreciate how the needs of owners differ from those of transient hospitality guests, and who can learn the particular operational patterns of the timeshare resort operation.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) will provide their website visitors with the first of its kind industry-wide human resource application, facilitating Internet and print classified advertising recruiting, and wage and benefits calibrations. Hcareers is one among three partners that will support ARDA on the project.
"Hcareers is very pleased to be partnering with the nation's leading timeshare association," said Karen MacPherson chief executive officer of Hcareers. "The ARDA Resort Employment Center will be an extremely valuable tool for both job seekers and employers in the industry, and Hcareers is excited to be a part of this initiative," added MacPherson.
ARDA members are encouraged to place their job vacancies on the ARDA Resort Employment Center at a discounted rate. All jobs that are posted on Arda.org, will also appear on Hcareers.com to supply the advertisement with maximum exposure to more than 900,000 unique job seeker visitors per month. In addition to a discount on job listings, Arda.org members will benefit from access to the largest pool of quality candidates, while reducing their hiring cycle and lowering their cost per hire.
"The ARDA Resort Employment Center will be the most valuable one-stop solution in the vacation ownership industry for resort management firms and homeowners' associations to recruit employees, and to calibrate their wage and benefit programs, at true member discounts from the leading providers of such services, " said Howard Nusbaum, president and chief executive officer of ARDA.
About Hcareers Launched in 1998, Hcareers is the leading job board for the hospitality, restaurant, and retail industries in terms of revenues, staff, and traffic. Hcareers has the most jobs and job seekers in all three industries with over 75,000 current job postings and over 900,000 unique visitors each month. Hcareers operates three websites, Hcareers.com (US), Hcareers.ca (Canada), and Hcareers.co.uk (United Kingdom & Ireland). The company employs over 100 full-time staff and has over 16,000 active clients. For more information on Hcareers visit their web site at www.hcareers.com.
About The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Established in 1969, ARDA today has nearly 1,000 members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations with interests in timeshare resorts, community development, fractional ownership and resort communities. The membership also includes timeshare owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies, and owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC).