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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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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 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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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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