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Caterer.com People Awards Winner Profile Rewards & Benefits – Jumeirah Hotels

Ask any employer within the hospitality industry and they’ll all say the same: Recruiting top talent is only half the battle, keeping hold of their skills and expertise is the real trick. Of course, many factors can come into play; salary, location, a strong learning & development package, but like all of us, your people …

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DISHOOM shake the room at Caterer.com People Awards 2016

Increasingly, candidates know exactly where they want to be on their career path and they want the tools to get there. Now more than ever, a great Learning & Development package is essential in not only recruiting top talent, but retaining them too. Many L&D managers agree that training, formal or not, needs to be …

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You’re probably losing applications. Here’s why…

Our clients who use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)  to capture job applications, typically suffer an 80% drop-off in candidates; that’s up to 8 out of 10 candidates they could be missing out on. So why do so many candidates fail to complete the application process? Because when candidates are transferred to an ATS or …

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The first four months: what effect has the Brexit vote had on hospitality recruitment?

It’s been four months since Britain voted to leave the European Union and although the full implications of this decision won’t be known until after Article 50 is triggered – with prime minister Theresa May recently confirming that this will happen at the end of March 2017, meaning an exit from the UK isn’t likely …

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Caterer.com People Awards 2016 Winner Profile – Ambassador to the Industry, The Clink Restaurant Company

“The catering industry is currently experiencing a major skills shortage, so highly qualified chefs and waiting staff are extremely sought after,” says Christopher Moore, Chief Executive of The Clink Restaurant Company. “The Clink Charity helps solve both of these issues that, in their own ways, have an impact on society.” Christopher Moore was speaking as …

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Untapped gold: how to attract emerging talent

It’s hard to turn on the TV without seeing someone cooking. Whether it’s established chefs showcasing their skills or amateur cooks competing to see whose as yet undiscovered raw talent will win the day, the nation continues to be gripped by the preparation and consumption of food. But looking at the catering business as a …

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People like us: hiring for cultural fit

  When it comes to your workforce, skills and qualifications are important but cultural fit is the glue that holds an organisation together and it’s a key element to consider when recruiting. In fact, a recent survey of international employers found that more than 80% of managers said it was a top priority when hiring …

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Waiters Day races are here!

Front of house professionals will be racing through London’s Hyde Park and other locations across the UK on Thursday 20th October. National Waiters Day, led by The Springboard Charity and sponsored by Bunzl, aims to celebrate and showcase the dedication and hard work of front of house roles. Five waiters’ races are taking place across …

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Hospitality Employers Tackle Skills Shortage with Innovation

Boasting some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the world, the UK Hospitality sector is a global envy. The industry is one of the UK’s biggest employers, providing jobs to seven percent of the working population. Despite unsettled economic times, business continues to be strong, and the demand for skilled staff to sate the …

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Caterer.com People Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Last night, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge played host to the hospitality employers industry event of the year, the 2016 Caterer.com People Awards. Hosted by TV’s Stephen Mangan, the ceremony, attended by almost 500 hospitality professionals, celebrated the very finest programmes and initiatives in hospitality recruitment, retention and development. It was an exciting night for …

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