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Springboard’s Awards for Excellence shortlist revealed after record number of entries

Ahead of the awards ceremony on November 1st at the Novotel London West, Springboard announce the shortlist of entries who are in the running to win a Springboard Award for Excellence 2013. Commenting, Springboard CEO, Anne Pierce said: “After a record number of entries, the judges were set a tough task, not only to go …

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The challenges hotel recruiters face

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with HR heads from some of London’s top hotels, at a Caterer.com breakfast forum at the Charlotte Street Hotel. Not to be confused with Caterer.com’s larger screening room events, this was a bespoke round table discussion to discuss the challenges facing leading hotel employers around candidate attraction and …

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Shortlist announced for the Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards

The Hospitality Guild has announced the shortlisted nominees for its Apprenticeship Awards 2013. The awards, which are held in partnership with People 1st, recognise and celebrate the achievements of apprentices working in hospitality and emphasise the vital role employers, providers and mentors play in apprenticeship delivery. This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony …

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Springboard ‘Get Inspired’ Taster Day at Flemings Mayfair Hotel – Tuesday 15th October 2013- A Post by Peter Harrison, INSPIRE Intern

Springboard is a charity that promotes hospitality as a great place to work and provides specialist services to businesses within the industry. Springboard’s INSPIRE is the quality standard for work experience within the sector. INSPIRE has been organising #GetInspired Taster Days with hotels in London. They are designed to give people a feel of what …

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Number of Hospitality Jobs Up 38%

Latest report from Caterer.com and People 1st finds number of jobs in hospitality sector up 38% from 2009 and 7% from last year The number of hospitality jobs is up 7% from last year and 38% from 2009 with 45,000 new job adverts being posted in Q2 2013 according to the latest Hospitality Employment Index …

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Simplification of Visa Applications presents excellent opportunities for Britain to grow tourism receipts and jobs says Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the BHA

News of Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement to simplify visa applications for Chinese tourists will have widespread implications across the tourism and hospitality industry in the UK.  The changes, we believe, will allow the UK to compete internationally and ensure that we can build and strengthen the bond between our two countries at a commercial level.  …

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Drumroll….it’s time for Photos of the Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2013- A post from Photographer Susannah Fields

Another year and another room full of buzzing, happy, and rather dashing, hospitality professionals all gathered last week at the very glamorous Lancaster London Hotel for the 2013 Best Employers in Hospitality Awards. Hosted by Caterer.com, the evening started off with a drinks reception, followed by a delicious three-course meal and hilarious entertainment by Hal Cruttenden. The awards then …

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Restaurant Recruitment – an evolving approach… – A post by Roy Walker

The restaurant sector are utilising various innovative tools and means to attract and recruit the best talent to their businesses in a competitive market. Recruitment is no longer about job ads for job titles, salary and location with job descriptions. I have worked with restaurant employers changing their approach over the past two years from …

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The Top 50 Best Employers in Hospitality: as voted for by 6,000 employees

  The winners of the Caterer.com Best Employers in Hospitality awards 2013 have been revealed. Employers of all sizes and across all sectors took home category wins, including YO! Sushi, QMH Hotels, Harbour & Jones, Urban Leisure and The Breakfast Club. Other winners included Peach Pub Company who were named Best Large Pub/Bar Employer award …

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Cross Channel bike ride raise vital funds for The Springboard Charity

The Team Velo Challenge rolled into Paris on Friday (20th September) having departed London the previous day, in a bid to raise funds for The Springboard Charity. Organised by The Genuine Dining Company and Pullman Hotels in association with Springboard, the event was hailed as a great success on many levels including the team building and …

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