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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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Hr in hospitality awards celebrate the best the industry has to offer

HR in Hospitality

The HR in hospitality awards 2012 were hosted at the Dorchester and celebrated the achievements of Human Resources within all sectors of the hospitality industry.  With over £5,000 raised on the night for the HR in hospitality’s chosen charities of Springboard UK and Hospitality Action it was a huge success for not just the winners. Judges …

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HEI TrendWatch: Your Path to Employee Retention

HEI TrendWatch: Your Path to Employee Retention

The UK’s descent into a double-dip recession in the first quarter of 2012 put a furrow on the brow of many business leaders across the hospitality industry. While most sectors were left reeling though, hoteliers were able to breathe a partial sigh of relief, according to the Hospitality Employment Index (HEI) report Q1 2012, produced …

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Jobs on the go

The recent Hospitality Employer Index report produced by People1st in partnership with Caterer.com highlights that according to the European Dining Index from Livebookings, online restaurant booking in the UK more than doubled in the first quarter of 2012 compared to 2011. Furthermore, bookings made via mobile phones had trebled. The report also pointed out that nearly a third …

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