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Hospitality employers push boundaries to attract and retain top talent.

As the UK’s 3rd largest employer, the hospitality industry directly provides jobs for 3.2 million people and created 1 in 8 new jobs last year.

But demand for talent significantly outstrips supply, and engaging employees is a critical challenge for the sector. Skills gaps have been a painful truth for hospitality employers for decades, with endless discussion in the industry on how to address the growing challenge.

It’s clear the time for talk is over. As the entries to the 2018 People Awards show, hospitality employers are innovating their way around the skills crisis., the largest and most successful UK hospitality job board, are proud to celebrate the finest hospitality employer programmes in recruitment, development and retention through their People Awards.

Quality entries.

This year we were overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of entries, from employers of all sizes, sectors and regions of the UK, showcasing the ground- breaking work being delivered to engage hospitality talent at every stage of the hiring process.

Our panels of judges, all experts and innovators in the sector, judged entries across all 13 categories on 5th July, with the tough task of deciding winners and shortlists. is now thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2018 People Awards.

The diversity of the industry.

Our shortlist this year represents the true diversity of the industry and includes the National Theatre, LEON, The Doyle Collection, Accor Hotels, Dishoom, City of Glasgow College, Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa and YO! Sushi. See a full view of the shortlists here

To be held at the Park Plaza Westminster, London on October 1st, the awards are an exhilarating night, shining a light on the bravest and best talent initiatives in the UK hospitality industry. The awards are headline sponsored by hospitality Applicant Tracking System, StartMonday, and category sponsors include workplace platform Good & Co and Applicant Tracking System, People Bank.

Book now.

Table and ticket bookings are now open for the 2018 People Awards. Join over 500 of your industry peers, bring your teams and clients to enjoy an outstanding three-course dinner, wine, and entertainment. Be part of the celebrations of the positive and active difference hospitality employers are making to engage talent in the sector.

Find out more here or contact the team at

Congratulations to all the shortlisted employers! We look forward to seeing you at the event on October 1st.