Luxury is an intangible as it has no specific line, price, quality or quantity that can define anything to be luxurious. However, like many intangible attributes luxury can be recognized when we experience it just like power and fame. If we dig deeper, we note that though there is no key factor that differentiates luxury apart from the experience which is often more than the sensory experience but also the feeling of class and often power that are associated with the luxury experience. If power, class and prestige are the accompanying attributes of luxury then it is better to keep it rare and within a reach of select few to make the experience more worthwhile and hence you see most luxurious things are for the super rich that can afford to buy these experiences.
The surge of luxury industry recruitment is primarily driven currently from Middle East, with Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait being the leader and followed closely by European countries. The demand is also varied across the countries as Middle East prefers Vintage Cars, designer jewellery and luxury real estate sales recruitment demands whereas European countries prefer hand embroidery, fashion designers and jewellery artists as the recruitment demands from India.
With luxury being such a niche and targeted segment, the recruiters who recruit for the luxury industry need to be very stringent in the kind of talent they use to market or sell their product or services. A recruiter should not only at the obvious of experience and qualifications but should also draw upon his/her experience to choose the right candidate to make a successful employee.
Some of the industries that are considered to be a part of luxury recruitment segment are, Sales of high end automobiles, Recruitment for Cruise Ships, High end Retail Staffing, Fashion designers, Jewellery designers. There has been a surge in demand for these sector from India, considering the overall quality and diverse manpower options provided by India due to its diversity in population. Further, India itself is in the beginning stages of experiencing the luxury segment that is taking shape in India with easing of Indian market many high end luxury brands opening their shops in India to cater to the growing high net worth individuals whose demand for luxury experience is on the rise which has provided ample opportunity for job seekers to work on these segment to gain the relevant experience.
Further, Luxury recruitment from India is also on the rise considering the English language proficiency among educated Indians is highest and which also comes at an economical price compared to other alternatives from around the world. Having said this, a luxury recruitment agency in India should not only have the past experience in the luxury sector where the recruitment has to be done but also it should be updated with the latest trends in that sector so that it can screen the candidates proficiently. This can be done wither by aligning with the various publications associated with that industry or by attending seminars and shows that are organized for that sector across the world.
Another important aspect that a luxury recruitment services provider in India should bear in mind is the attrition rate in the luxury industry is of utmost importance as any client facing employee main role is building and maintaining client relationships and any sudden or undue attrition is considered to be a bad for the luxury brand image and success.
A successful luxury recruitment company should strive to understand the client’s requirement clearly and objectively so that it can then start the scouting of the right candidate to meet the client’s requirements as luxury is the sector which though cater to a very small segment but it’s still in the mind of a lot many because its looked up for inspiration and awe.