INNOVATIVE RECRUITMENT SERVICE FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR
All about WIPS
WIPS is the ideal boutique recruitment agency in the hotel and restaurant business, they offer professional and individual solutions with personalized service for Hotels and Restaurant worldwide.
With the vision of carrying forth a recruitment business of 32 years Swiss heritage to help people in the hotel and restaurant business Heidi Breitenmoser who is the CEO/Managing Director at WIPS Worldwide International Placement Services, together with her business partner moved the agency to New York. For her and business partner, Swiss-born Roland Solenthaler, (a successful entrepreneur that made it in Manhattan), it’s all about giving back to the community, to be a mentor and to guide professionals on how to fulfill their dreams. It’s really about intentional leadership for us because it’s all about building lasting relationships.
“The relationships with our candidates do not end after the placement, we nurture long-lasting and impactful connections. The true meaning of our work is when we see our candidates prosper and our partners successful. We want to shed light on the world of hospitality.”
A new breed of recruitment, why?
Heidi grew up in Switzerland. She graduated from the SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality, Coire, as a Hotel & Restaurant Specialist. She completed various management training in different luxury hotels in the French part of Switzerland and in the United States. While she continued her studies at the SHL; Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne, she gained additional work experience in luxury hotels in the Maldives, Madrid, Spain, and then traveled the world with the international luxury cruise line Silversea. After her role as Executive Assistant to the Area Vice President of the SBE company in Miami, she moved to Berlin where she acted as the Assistant to the Managing Director at the (former) Kempinski Hotel, Bristol Berlin. Heidi speaks fluent German, French, Spanish, and English. By becoming self-employed and joining WIPS as a business partner in 2017, Heidi full-filled her dream.
The health and wellness hotel industry is ever-growing. Simultaneously companies are focusing on corporate wellness to enhance the well being of their employees.
The culture shaped by its values is the soul of the company. Today’s traveler is hungry for a meaningful, purposeful, and impactful experience.
“We like to call our recruitment, “mindful “because it takes intuitive selection in bringing the right people together. Mindful also because it’s intentional for the best outcome for all. As a recruiter we were many hats, therefore Heidi is also a certified yoga teacher. Engaging the Mind, Body, and Spirit and how to balance it is the key to success and this will be necessary for the workplace of tomorrow.”
Emotional Intelligence is gaining more and more important and will be a very valuable tool.
WIPS has both – we do intuitive recruitment on the one hand,… and on the other hand, we added video resume as a useful asset to the candidate’s presentation. As the pioneering recruitment agency using video resumes within the hospitality industry our partners (clients) receive in addition to the traditional curriculum vitae an individual tailored made video resume “clip” for each candidate that we represent.
These video resumes are around 90 to 120 seconds long and include 2 key questions to the candidate and their answers.