Tag Archives: hospitality

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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Call for entries: ScotHot Young Restaurateur & Young Hotelier of the Year Award

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Scotland’s largest hospitality show, ScotHot is once again searching for the 2012 ScotHot Young Restaurateur of the Year and ScotHot Young Hotelier of the Year in partnership with Caterer.com. Don’t delay – as the closing date for entries is 10th October 2012. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for rising industry stars aged under 30 to …

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Springboard Awards for Excellence are now open

Working with industry to attract new and emerging talent is key to the success of hospitality.  Many see hospitality  as a stop-gap career, are not encouraged by parents and peers to enter it and do not see it as a long-term option. Caterer.com are partners with Springboard to ensure that industry can join and support …

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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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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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Over 10,000 jobs made available to Caterer and Hotelkeeper

Now provides jobs for Last week Caterer.com partnered with Caterer and Hotelkeeper, the leading website for the UK hospitality community, covering the hotel, restaurant, foodservice, pubs and bar sectors.  Caterer.com will be providing the site from immediate effect with all online job opportunities for their website. With over 10,000 jobs available in the catering and hospitality …

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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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Hotels are top recruiters in 2012

Last week saw the release of the Hospitality Employment Index report for Q1 2012, from Caterer.com and People 1st. The report found that whilst the industry level of ads remain static, applications have increased and opportunities in the hotel sector remain at the highest level in hospitality. Q1 highlighted that there was a 9% decrease …

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Hilton’s Caroline Lowe on Getting Into a Career in Hospitality

For those looking for a career working with great employers and as specialists within hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and food service – hospitality is definitely the industry for them.

More and more employers are unveiling their own journeys throughout their careers, which proves to be a useful aid for individuals looking to work in hospitality. Here at Caterer.com, we’re firm believers in organisations giving potential employees insights on how to acquire the right kind of experience and skills to succeed.

We went to see Caroline Lowe, director of human resources at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5, to ask her about her career in the hotel industry and her advice on how to encourage potential employees to seek a job in hospitality.

Check out her interview here:

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