Training ground – how casinos are promoting from within

For operators in Asia, it has become easier to promote from within, rather than look further afield. Tightening visa restrictions and an increase in competition from new casino developments have led to a squeeze, leaving casinos increasingly reliant on developing the skill sets of individuals to establish a clear production line of talent to support future staffing needs. Such recruitment challenges have led to Asia’s more proactive operators launching training programmes or striking up partnerships with external scheme providers. MSS Recruitment managing director Jiji Tu said that the training schemes are a natural result of “tightening visa policies for middle to senior management positions that mean it is more difficult to import talented staff from overseas” and explained: “Most of the movement is for relatively senior positions and the quantity of staff movement isn’t high.” Operational needs According to Starr Xian, managing partner of Evolution HR, operators have beenincreasingly “focusing on training and developing...

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