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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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Restaurants engage with emerging talent

The latest Hospitality Employer Index report for Quarter two of 2012 from Caterer.com and People 1st has been released and holds the industry high in respect of other service industries.  The report also focuses on restaurants and they are clearly setting the pace for expansion and attracting talent. Generation Y (18-34 year olds) are said to …

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Check out our new recruiter website

Caterer.com Recruiter Website

We’ve just re-launched our recruiter website so that you get the benefits of finding the right  candidates even easier. Take a look at the new site today to discover how to: Choose products, add them to your basket and checkout – just as you would with the online shopping sites you use every day. More products available …

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The Right People at the Right Time

Much can be said for the location of your business attracting customers and in turn the best team members. For instance, if you’re a destination pub/restaurant or hotel that may not have local attractions to drive foot fall it can be tough to get the right people in the door. It has even been a …

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Are you a best employer in hospitality?

Sometimes we can be doing a fantastic job and have the best teams working for us due to first class recruitment and on-going training and development. However, if no one ever knows about it how will they know who to strive to work for, and how will your guests know they’ve got the best people …

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Do you attract the best candidates?

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Attracting the best talent out there can be encouraged by word of mouth, marketing, testimonials and more, but how can you position yourself to attract the best candidates out there? We’ve begun one of our latest features ‘New Openings’ where we speak to companies small and large alike about their latest endeavours and how they …

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Let The Games Begin

The Olympics begin this Friday with the opening ceremony taking place in London and will run from 27 July – 12 August 2012. Over 1M people will visit the Olympic Stadium throughout the games and will be continuing to visit hospitality establishments in London. There will also be an increase in guests visiting outside of …

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The importance of networking

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Networking with like-minded people in the industry can be a fun way to meet new friends and discuss day to day business. After all we all know how hard it is to get a work/life balance with the sometimes unsociable hours that occur at peak times in the industry. It’s important to get the balance …

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Showcase your Talents

Shouting about what you do and highlighting what you’re best at can be challenging at times whether as an individual or a business. But if you don’t speak up and tell everyone how good you are no one will find out about these ‘golden nuggets’ and be drawn into finding out more about you?   …

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Are you on board to raise the London minimum wage?

Hopefully you have heard the positive news that InterContinental Hotels (IHG) will become the first UK hotel group to boost salaries to support the London Living Wage.  IHG has agreed to phased pay rises over a five-year period in each of its eight managed hotels in the capital, ensuring all staff will be receiving the London …

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