A 2015 alumnus, Charlotte Thouroude always knew that human resources was her thing.Preparing the reopening of the legendary Hotel de Crillon? A long-term challenge, but also a true opportunity for this young lady.
Why did you decide to work in human resources?
In my middle school internship, I had the opportunity of working in all the departments of a hotel, and in particular, in human resources. I knew that that was what I wanted to do, a few years later, I applied to Vatel, with this goal in mind. The human resources management courses in the Bachelor curriculum convinced me I had made the right decision, especially as they were given by a passionate and exciting teacher.
I wanted to work in a field where I would be in contact with people and be useful for them, and that’s what you do in human resources: you must be a good listener, and it’s up to you to make everyone like their jobs. Human resources is much more than just recruitment, drawing up contracts and training employees.
A few hands-on missions in your current job:
A few administrative missions in your current job:
This is what gives me the most work. Here, it’s mainly:
You started working at the Crillon in 2015 when it was still closed for remodeling: what did you do until it opened in July 2017?
Working in a hotel that was closed didn’t really impact our department because in human resources, our “customers” are our fellow employees. We kept all of our employees during renovation: some people worked in other hotels in Paris, and others were in training. There were 130 people in the hotel at that time, all managed by human resources.
Preparing the reopening of the hotel was a true challenge for us all: you still had to get your everyday work done, but at a much larger scale, as we hired 200 people! That means steering the recruitment process (job vacancies, sorting resumes, job interviews, follow-up, etc.), drawing up and signing each work contract, managing the mandatory medical appointments and assessments at the end of each trial period. A highlight for the hotel’s reopening: all 350 employees got together for three unforgettable integration days.
A few months later, there were still a few things that needing tweaking, but our restaurants and lobbies were always packed: the interest people had in this reopening was enormous and we were really proud.
Any classmates that you’re still in contact with?
Every day, Vatel students and instructors prepare for class, study, and fan the flames of their curiosity, thanks to the cutting-edge digital library provided by the ScholarVox platform. Come right this way for digital access to knowledge!Read more
New ideas, enthusiasm, the desire to embrace a gourmet universe: Jerome Ferrer’s story has all the ingredients that inspire the best “success stories” to strategy professors!Read more
Silpakorn University International College (SUIC) organised an Open House for students to learn more about Vatel BangkokRead more
Congratulations to Vatel Bangkok Graduates - Forever Vateliens!Read more
The hospitality and tourism industries are particularly concerned by sustainable development. And what if Vatel alumni played a key part in this transition towards more environmentally friendly hotel management?Read more
Travel broadens the mind, as the old saying goes. It also leads to unconventional restaurants. Let’s meet two Vateliens who founded Le Kaya Restaurant in Tignes.Read more
Besides having a Bachelor or an MBA Vatel, what does being a Vatelien mean?Read more
Throughout their entire careers, Vatel alumni remain in touch with their schools. This is also true for Kevin Tessieux, who has never forgotten that he was also once a student, and who now shares this knowledge with students today.Read more
Chahrazade Baroudi, a Vatelien since 2013, describes her job as Marketing and Communication Manager in IDAM, Alain Ducasse’s restaurant on the top floor of the Doha Museum of Islamic Art, in Qatar.Read more
Future hospitality professionals, welcome to Vatel’s 100% management simulation serious game! For an entire week and on three continents, MBA students met the challenge of managing a 4-star hotel and a resort in the Indian Ocean. The winners are...Read more
Who is Gaelle Garnier, the new manager of the network of 35,000 Vatel alumni throughout the world? Let’s meet a Vatelien who works with Vateliens!Read more
The 25th Eurhodip conference, which Vatel took part in, took place in Croatia. Targeting responsible tourism, this conference allowed participants to have more information on opening higher education courses in the field of sustainable development.Read more
Designed to address the needs of the global hospitality industry, the Marco Polo program strengthens the international profile Vatel students have and has just received the prestigious Best Innovation in an Educational Program Award.Read more
Graduated in 2011, Alexis Bouche began his career in England. Six years later, he returned to France and is now the Sales Manager of the 5-star hotel, Villa Maïa.Read more
Nearly 40 years old, and now 50 campuses in 32 different countries: Vatel Group opened its first school in Paris and is continuing to grow and duplicate its innovative educational concept in schools abroad.Read more
Trained at Vatel Nimes ten years ago, Chloe Wu has a brilliant career in China. She no longer works in the hospitality industry, but has not forgotten her passion of hospitality and service...Read more
Vatelalumni.com, free and connected to your LinkedIn profile, will soon be one of your favorite internet sites!
The Vatel International Research Center in Hotel and Tourism Managementhas just published the 10th edition of its Journal, which targets research and reflections on changes taking place in the hospitality and tourism industries.Read more
Curiosity, humility, team spirit... A Vatelien shares his commitment to values his school transmitted to him.
The same international spirit that students have Vatel and 4 students in nursing undertake a humanitarian project in Madagascar.Read more
A traveler - salesman - ambassador, Marco Polo introduced Asia, at that time nearly unknown, to Europe. This inspirational fate has given its name to Vatel’s international exchange program, where students can study at another Vatel campus for a year.Read more
The most senior representatives in the international hospitality industry give Vatel the Best School Hospitality Award. An entire profession thus acclaims them.Read more
Learning the skills needed to be a manager, quick employability, international careers... Vatel, the passport that gets you hired. See the video.Read more
A professor of hospitality management, restaurant services and tourism management for over 28 years, Pat Golden-Romero teaches MBA Vatel courses at Vatel San Diego, USA.Read more
Vatel Bangkok and SIlpakorn University International College are accepting applications from 21st January – 3rd April 2019 for the new academic year in August 2019.
Please contact us directly for further information at email@example.com or visit SUIC's website