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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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Building the case for the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign – A post by the BHA

  Autumn is fast approaching and the political machine is back in full swing. Long gone are the heady days of summer. For the British Hospitality Industry and those involved in the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign, summer 2013 will be seen as the time we started to build momentum for our cause. Together with the …

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HR in Hospitality – Celebrates the best the industry has to offer!

The Park Plaza Riverside hosted the HR in hospitality awards for 2013 on Friday evening (6th September) – creating a fabulous backdrop of the Thames at night – an evening of celebrating the achievements of Human Resources within all sectors of the hospitality industry.  Compères for the night were vice-chair, Basil Blanco and Esther O’Halloran, committee …

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The importance of work experience – a post from Anne Pierce, CEO, Springboard

  I have a bee in my bonnet about work experience. It’s a persistent one and its buzzing away loudly at the moment – work experience is THE critical factor in influence career decisions and we need to do more and do it well. If you think about it, there can’t be many industries that …

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Springboard study shows that school leavers represent a huge opportunity for the hospitality industry

Research from Springboard shows that 82% of school leavers don’t know what they want to do when they leave full time education. Of those 53% would positively consider a career in the hospitality sector, double the number of those questioned back in 2005. Commenting, Springboard CEO, Anne Pierce said: “The study tells us two things, …

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