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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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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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