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Recruitment news: politicians put more emphasis on the Real Living Wage

Real Living Wage: Best operators have ‘little to fear'

By Michelle Perrett

Increasing pressure on hospitality operators to pay the Real Living Wage (RLW) is likely to prove to be an irresistible force for those who want to employ the best staff, workforce management specialist Bizimply has predicted.

Staff shortage: the vacancies in the accommodation and food sector make up just over a tenth of the UK's overall empty job roles (image: Getty/SolStock)

117,000 job vacancies in hospitality sector

By Nikkie Thatcher

There are currently 117,000 vacancies in the accommodation and food service sector – up from 16,000 for the same period (May to July) in 2020, according to official figures.

Recruitment issues: 'The solution is not as important here as getting across the point that we need to stop blaming the hospitality sector itself for this staff shortage crisis'

Opinion

Stop blaming the industry for the hospitality staff crisis

By Sarah John, director, Boss Brewing

Those of us within the hospitality industry are well aware that we face a staff crisis; there is no disputing that we are experiencing rising worker shortages, with job vacancies at higher-than-ever levels.

Trade-wide issue: all firms across the industry are suffering from the staff recruitment crisis (image: Getty/sasar)

All hospitality firms looking for workers

By Nikkie Thatcher

Every business in the hospitality sector has job roles to be filled currently, an industry-wide survey has revealed, with recruitment for front-of-house staff at the fore.

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