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Compressed time to hire is essential when recruiting for hard to fill roles

Top employers told us how they aim for an agile recruitment process We enjoyed a really valuable discussion at our Caterer.com employer roundtable yesterday with recruiters from Rosewood Hotels, Leon, Hotel Care, One Aldwych, Malmaison Hotels, Jumeirah Hotels, The Cavendish and Jamie Oliver Group visiting our offices in Bankside, London. The relaxed discussion over breakfast …

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Top hospitality employers gather for Caterer.com Social

Argyll Street in London’s West End was the place to be on Wednesday 8th March as top hospitality employers and recruiters gathered at Aqua Nueva to attend our Caterer.com networking social evening. Drinks and canapes were enjoyed while taking in the spectacular views of the London skyline from the sumptuous fifth floor bar and catching …

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Hospitality apprentices graduate at exclusive National Apprenticeship Week celebration event

 On Tuesday 7th March 2017, at the luxurious Lancaster London Hotel, 40 hospitality apprentice graduates were recognised for their commitment to lifelong learning and their achievements over the past 12 – 18 months; including securing sustainable employment within the sector. Hosted by elite hospitality apprenticeship provider, Umbrella Training, the ceremony also saw the awarding of the inaugural …

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QHotels win the Distinction in Developing Future Talent award at the HR Distinction Awards

Congratulations to QHotels on winning the Distinction in Developing Future Talent award at the HR Distinction Awards. This annual event serves to recognise the most creative and engaging company projects, as well as rewarding inspirational rising stars of the HR industry. Established in only 2003, The QHotels group now operates 26 four-star provincial properties located …

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The Great Hospitality Show

  The UK’s largest exhibition for foodservice and hospitality, the Great Hospitality Show, returns to Birmingham in a matter of days promising a programme of expert speakers, innovative products, hot debates, business mentors, top chefs, culinary competitions and, most importantly, over 250 ground breaking exhibitors. With so much to see and do, the show has …

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Gotham Rises – Hotel Gotham win our People Award for their Launch Campaign

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” is a quote attributed to the late management consultant, Peter Drucker. Whether he actually said this or not is still up for debate, but it is a maxim by which many in hospitality management work. However, consider this: What if it were only half true? What if, in launching a …

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The power of post interview feedback: why even unsuccessful candidates can be your brand ambassadors

Interviews are a two-way street. A vital part of getting to know candidates better, they also help shape a candidate’s opinion of a company and its culture. In a brand-conscious job market, interviews are now a dual exercise that can affect the employer brand – and it’s up to employers to ensure that effect is …

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Red Carnation launches new apprenticeship programme

Red Carnation Hotels have partnered with Umbrella Training to launch a new apprenticeship programme across its London hotels; ahead of the new apprenticeship levy and standards being launched on 06th April 2017. Since launch, a total 17 colleagues from across Red Carnation have enrolled onto an apprenticeship through Umbrella and have begun their training to …

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Annual Awards Celebrate Outstanding Achievers

Springboard’s Awards for Excellence took place at Novotel London West on Thursday 24th November 2016 and as always Caterer.com were proud sponsors of the Best Recruitment Initiative category. Over 550 people attended the award evening, where inspiring people, organisations and initiatives from across hospitality, leisure and tourism were celebrated through Springboard’s annual Awards for Excellence, …

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Learning & Development: integral to recruitment strategy

For leading employers, a strong Learning and Development (L&D) programme is a key part of their recruitment strategy. An engaged and better skilled workforce benefits not only the employer but also the employee, resulting in higher retention rates and a more fluent customer service. A good L&D programme can also provide attraction for top talent …

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