2011 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
PRACTITIONER EXCHANGE MEGA SESSION: Navigating the Seas of Human Resources: HR Lessons Learned from Celebrity Cruises and Other Industry Leaders
Workplace Application: Attend this session and hear about the global recruitment secrets of a company that hires from over a 100 countries as well as Celebrity’s HR Manager role as a trusted advisor on board a fleet deployed simultaneously around the planet.
With a recruitment strategy focused on over 100 countries, and handling the diversity requirements of a workforce representing over 80 different nations. It is hard to come up with an HR job that has more unique challenges than a career in the cruise business. This session will provide you with a glimpse into the HR practices of a truly fascinating industry - the cruise industry. Learn about HR models, methods and techniques that have made Celebrity Cruises a dynamic and successful leader in hospitality and established itself as the HR standard for an industry.
Berry Van Veldhoven, SPHR, HR manager, Celebrity Cruises, Tenerife, Spain.
Berry Van Veldhoven is a Shipboard Human Resource Manager in the cruise industry and speaker. Considered by many in the Cruise industry as a subject matter expert on shipboard human resources. Berry has spoken at numerous conferences including HRPA as well as for the Spanish tourism board on the subject of the Cruise industry and employment regulations on board cruise ship. He writes a blog on the topic of HR in the Hospitality industry and often consults for leading hospitality organizations on employment branding and HR and Organizational development.
Las Vegas Convention Center
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6/29/2011 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
updated: Monday, June 13, 2011 9:55 AM