Accor’s plan to fill critical worker shortage as tourism bounces back

Accor has launched a new talent attraction program, Work Your Way, as it looks to fill a 15 per cent shortfall in workers across Australia and New Zealand as lockdowns end and borders reopen.

Currently recruiting for more than 1,200 roles, the hotel operator has introduced a series of recruitment initiatives including a new same day hire process for frontline roles.

Accor’s team member benefits have also been bolstered with each hotel now offering a selection of additional perks personalised by their location and team preference, including travel allowances, birthday leave and sabbaticals.

Future and current team members now have greater opportunity to work and travel their way around Accor properties in the Pacific region than ever before, while work flexibility has been broadened across all its positions.

“As domestic, and soon international tourists, flock back to hotels and restaurants across Australia and New Zealand, the industry needs talented individuals who wish to build a rewarding career,” said Simon McGrath, Accor Pacific’s CEO.

“I could never give back to the industry what it has given me in terms of career development and learning opportunities.

“I have worked for Accor for a long time, because you can be yourself and take your career wherever you want.”

Sarah Derry, Accor Pacific’s senior vice president talent & culture, said greater workplace flexibility was essential in the current employment landscape.

“Lives and dreams don’t always fit neatly around working hours and current roles – that’s why we’ve introduced Work Your Way at Accor,” she said.