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TalentServed Set to Grow Hotel Base


TalentServed, an industry-leading hospitality recruitment firm, strategically sets its sights on growing its business among hoteliers nationwide. As more hotels look to distinguish themselves among the mounting competition, diversifying and hiring highly-qualified staff is one way top hoteliers are standing out. To deliver on this rising trend and market need, TalentServed recently hired its very own hotel recruiting expert, Young Jean (YJ) Ransdell, PHR, as lead Director of Recruiting.

According to Deloitte’s 2017 Travel and Hospitality Outlook, the hotel industry is poised to gain 4.3 percent in hotel revenues for 2017 despite the growing competition among online private accommodations. Additionally, consumers want “authenticity, personalization, removal of friction and on-demand functionality in their travel experiences.” Only top talent staff and management can deliver on that!

“We’re tuned into the trends and demands of the booming hotel industry,” said Steve Gibson, Founder & CEO, of TalentServed. “And, we’re ready to identify and place the very best talent to help our hotelier clients consistently deliver that authentic and fulfilling guest experience time and time again.”

Based in Miami, YJ Ransdell, PHR, is experienced in human resources and executive talent acquisition with decades knowledge working within the corporate hotel and hospitality industries including Pacific Hospitality Group where YJ oversaw recruiting strategies across 13 upscale boutique hotels and resorts. As a key member of the TalentServed team, she will be responsible for expanding the hotel client base, as well as delivering appropriate candidates for existing hotelier clientele throughout Florida and across the country.

“I’m excited to intensify my professional focus on the high energy world of hotel recruiting,” said YJ. “TalentServed has a strong pulse on the everchanging needs of the industry and I look forward to connecting with hoteliers coast-to-coast and offering our unique ‘quality over quantity’ approach,” YJ continued.

About TalentServed

Founded in 2000, TalentServed, LLC, is an expert, boutique recruiting firm that serves top organizations within the hospitality industry including independent and corporate hotel and restaurant groups, cruise lines, casinos and fine wineries. With coast-to-coast locations in Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, New York City, Denver and San Francisco, the agile recruiting company specializes in sourcing exceptional operations

managers, executive chefs, corporate and executive level staff. For more information, visit, connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Young Jean (YJ) Ransdell
TalentServed Hospitality Management Recruiters
Director of Recruiting
TalentServed, LLC
South Atlantic Region
Phone: (404) 855-4611