Technology

Third-party staff: 'an audit or consultancy review carried out by an external specialist provides an impartial evaluation that can keep your business profitable and compliant,' says Venners' Malcolm Muir

How can pubs make the most of the gig economy?

By Adam Bloodworth

A stocktaker, a solicitor and a HR specialist explain the best ways to use the growing ‘gig economy’, which gives work to people on a temporary basis, when it comes to improving your business.

Tech love: make technology work for you in the pub

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Consumers ‘obsessed with technology’

By Nicholas Robinson

Research from technology provider Zonal, which polled more than 5,000 consumers in collaboration with CGA, shows Brits are obsessed with technology.

Early pay day: the scheme will boost staff retention and recruitment, says Stonegate’s Tim Painter

Early pay day for Stonegate staff

By Emily Hawkins

Stonegate Pub Company has partnered with an app that means pub staff can access some of their wages at any point before the next pay day.

Covers and coverage: expanding faster mobile internet to rural communities can boost pubs, according to Long Live the Local's David Cunningham

5G rollout offers rural pubs chance to ‘survive and thrive’

By Stuart Stone

The growth of 5G networks – offering mobile internet speeds 10 to 20 times faster than previous generations – in rural areas can provide a wealth of opportunities for pubs according to Long Live the Local’s programme director David Cunningham.

Slipping a digit: from autumn, customers at XYZ Social will be able to pay for drinks with a swipe of their finger

Manchester bar is first to accept finger vein payments

By Stuart Stone

From autumn, ordering another round will be as simple as lifting a finger for customers at XYZ Social in Manchester after the bar unveiled a partnership with biometrics payment provider Fingopay.

Squeaky clean: Clean kit will always provide a warm welcome to potential guests

Clean up your act

By Andrew Don

The internet of things (IoT) will soon be ubiquitous – warewashers included. Here we take a look at warewashers and associated features

Appy to help: encouraging customers to use apps on their phone can make your business run more efficiently

A byte of the action

By Phil Mellows

Customers are more than used to using modern technology and are now demanding premises like yours can deliver on such requests – so don’t get left behind.

Forces joined: the tie-up between Fourth and HotSchedules is believed to be the biggest of its kind

Fourth merges with US HotSchedules

By Nicholas Robinson

Hospitality tech firm Fourth, a company that provides outlets with workforce management and cost-control software, has merged with a US partner to become what is claimed to be the world’s largest provider of end-to-end hospitality management systems....

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