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The 2013 HR in Hospitality Awards for Excellence

Caterer.com are proud to support HR in hospitality and to sponsor their annual Awards for Excellence which takes place on 6th September at the Park Plaza Riverbank London. Nominations are in and the shortlist is soon to be announced. CATEGORIES INCLUDED ARE: HR in Hospitality Rising Star Excellence in Human Resources Excellence in Learning & …

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Passion for Engagement: by Emma Jayne – HR Director at The Savoy and HR in hospitality committee member

I was delighted last evening to be hosting HRIH’s latest event at The Savoy when we welcomed Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies as our guest speaker. I am fortunate to have the privilege to work closely with Jonathan in the last eighteen months, through our desire to improve and evolve our levels …

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Professionalising the Profession : a post from HR in hospitality

  The latest event held by industry group HR in Hospitality focused on the importance of Continued Professional Development for HR professionals and also looked at what membership of the CIPD means. The event, ‘Professionalising the Profession’, saw Esther O’Halloran illustrate CPD should be at the very heart of the HR profession: “ As HR …

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Does is add up? A post from HR in hospitality

Does it add up? By Sam Coulstock, Vice Chairman of HR in hospitality 17 million – what is 17 million?  In the UK today, 17 million people are not able to deal with numbers – imagine getting the lift and not knowing which button to press, or not being able to give cash in a …

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Mya Lacarte Team - Best Employers in Hospitality 2012

A year as the best employers in hospitality – Mya Lacarte

What being the best employers in hospitality 2013 meant to the team at the independent restaurant Mya Lacarte.

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Could the retail sector’s loss be the hospitality employers’ gain?

Take a glance at the news or visit your local town centre and you might forecast a bleak future for the UK high street. With the latest retail casualties once seen as high street stalwarts, it’s easy to imagine a wasteland of boarded up shop fronts. However, the reality is far from pessimistic. It’s clear …

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Pop-Up People

Pop-ups have been a huge trend for 2012, whether it be the likes of The Electrolux Cube, Noma at Claridge’s, Pittcue or Pret a Diner there has been an abundance of them, from the top of the spectrum to everyday eats. Wahacha also delivered a superb and innovative pop-up on the Southbank this summer, setting …

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The Best Employer Scotland 2012 Goes To…

Best Employers in Hospitality 2012 Scotland

The Knight Residence near Edinburgh Castle and known for  their award winning, five star, serviced apartments took this years title for Best Employer in Hospitality Awards 2012 Scotland. The awards were again held and the superb and unique Prestonfield Edinburgh.  The team are known for their philosophy to deliver; “efficient, unobtrusive, helpful and friendly; each member …

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The Christmas Conundrum

Every year we all think about getting the right amount of staff in for the peaks and troughs that the run up to Christmas brings. With the inevitable Christmas parties kicking off in the next couple of weeks, businesses will be gearing up to deliver what should be the biggest contribution to their bottom line …

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MyTrends: A Chef’s Guide to Recruitment

We recently spoke to head chef Allan Picket on the state of chef recruitment in the hospitality industry and, in his opinion, there could be signs of a skill shortage on the horizon. Allan, head chef at Plateau in London, said: “With the amount of openings in London alone this summer, I do wonder how …

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