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Employers are breaking new ground in hospitality recruitment and retention.

Awarding the bravest and the best.

With some of the best restaurants and hotels in the world, the UK Hospitality sector boasts amazing standards and quality of service. The industry is one of the UK’s biggest employers, providing jobs to seven percent of the working population and, despite recent uncertainty, business continues to thrive. Yet, the continued success of the sector drives demand for talent, making hiring and retaining employees a serious challenge. Undeterred, hospitality employers are innovating to successfully recruit the talent they need, but develop and retain it too. These are the achievements that the prestigious People Awards seek to recognise and celebrate. People Awards are delivered by, the UK’s largest and most effective UK hospitality job board, and applaud and reward the bravest and best talent initiatives in UK hospitality. Hotels, restaurants, pubs & bars and food service employers enter across13 categories, that truly shine a light on success in recruitment, retention and development.

Highlighting employer initiatives.

“The thriving hospitality industry is an ever-changing environment, with serious competition for talent,” says Neil Pattison, Sales Director of “Candidates have a range of career choices and are decisive about what they want, making it tough to attract and retain them. use the strength of its technology and audience to help hospitality job seekers find jobs they love, and employers hire the right talent. We know how hard it is for employers to attract, recruit and retain, so our People Awards highlight the employer initiatives that break new ground and demonstrate the spirit that makes the UK hospitality industry an incredible place to work.”

Each year the quality of entries for the awards reaches new heights, as HR professionals and recruiters take bold leaps at all stages of the recruitment journey; from launch campaigns to onboarding, candidate experience to employee engagement and learning & development. The teams that drive these programmes forward are also recognised through these awards, including HR, In-House Recruiters or section heads.

Previous winners have hailed from all sectors of the industry and include LEON Restaurants, Hilton Hotels, Dishoom, Durham University, Jumeriah Hotels, The Clink Charity, National Theatre and The Dorchester.

Enter now.

The 2018 People Awards are now open for entries and you have until June 25th to send your submissions via the website. The awards will take place on October 1st at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London. To find out more visit