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The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 43

The Lock In Podcast

Can pubs be better employers?

By Ed Bedington

With staffing challenges continuing to cause headaches for pub operators, the Lock In team tackle some of the issues that are causing the sector problems and have a bit of discussion about baldness discrimination...

Job vacancies outnumber unemployment: recruitment and retention still a major concern for sector (Credit: Getty/Kobus Louw)

Number of licensees employed in sector the same as 2019

By Rebecca Weller

For the first time since records began the UK has more job vacancies than those in unemployment, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released yesterday (Tuesday 17 May).

Exclusivity ban: plans to include lower paid workers in exclusivity ban positive for the sector according to UKH (Credit: Getty/alvarez)

Ban on exclusivity clauses 'positive' for sector

By Rebecca Weller

The Governments plan to widen its ban on exclusivity clauses to some 1.5m people is “positive for both businesses and workers”, according to UKHospitality (UKH).

Support and security: UKH calls for Gov to help counter shortages in night-time sector (Getty/ AndreyPopov)

UKH backs call for Gov night-time sector support

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

UKHospitality (UKH) has backed calls for a Government support package to help counter shortages in night-time sector door staff, including assistance in recruitment and training of additional security staff, especially women.

Looking to the future: now is the time to re-evaluate sector says Lorraine Copes

Racism hinders career progress according to new research

By Gary Lloyd

Some 43% of black people say their ethnicity has hindered career progression in the hospitality sector while only 7% of white people believe the same, according to the second edition of the Inside Hospitality report.

Hospitality wage increases: inflation likely to erode benefits (Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

Surge in chefs’ wages

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality has been one of few sectors to have seen pay increases in keeping with inflation, but the cost-of-living crisis is likely to erode the benefits, according to Indeed Hiring Lab.

New initiative: Young’s staff can choose their own work hours

Young’s gives staff power to choose hours

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Young’s has launched a new internal platform, the Ram Agency, to give employees the power to pick their working hours as part of its recruitment drive.

Staffing issues: operators are offering a variety of incentives to attract and keep employees (image: Getty/ablokhin)

1 in 10 roles remain vacant

By Nikkie Thatcher

Recruitment and retention are still major concerns for the sector with staffing issues looking to set back the sector’s recovery from the pandemic, according to new research.

Tackling staffing issues: sector business need to magnify ‘brand hospitality’ says Stint

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By Harry Lang, chief marketing officer at Stint

How the UK hospitality industry can use its own strengths to mitigate the staffing crisis.

Improving staff recruitment and retention: 79% of operators increase pay rates and 91% expect to hire more staff in 2022 (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

79% of operators increase pay to improve recruitment crisis

By Rebecca Weller

Almost four out of five (79%) of operators have increased pay rates for staff to improve recruitment and retention, with 91% expecting to hire more staff in 2022, the latest UKHospitality (UKH) and CGA Future Shock Report has revealed.

Build your own team: flexing the apprenticeship model can benefit both the employer and employee says Jill Whittaker

Opinion

How flexible apprenticeships could benefit your pub

By Jill Whittaker, managing director at HIT Training

As National Careers Week draws to a close, here is how using apprenticeships to attract and then retain talent in the pub sector is well worth the effort.

Small changes: paying attention to data can have a big impact on your bottom line (Credit: Getty/millann)

The importance of yield to your bottom line

By Rebecca Weller

‘Yield’ is often one of the pieces of data which is not understood but can have a big impact on pubs’ bottom lines, according to Venners operations manager Andrea McCarthy.

56.2% of UK SMEs report a rise in earnings: 40% plan to hire an average of 6 new staff members before March (Credit: Getty/georgeclerk)

SMEs look to hire staff after positive growth

By Rebecca Weller

During the last quarter of 2021, 56.2% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK reported a rise in earnings when compared with the same period in 2020, according to the latest quarterly Barclaycard Payments SME Barometer.

Job vacancies in the sector 100% higher than pre-Covid: UKH urges stakeholders to redouble efforts and support for the Hospitality Rising Campaign (Credit: Getty/ablokhin)

Job vacancies in sector 'now double' pre-pandemic levels

By Rebecca Weller

Job vacancies are 100% higher in the hospitality sector than the corresponding pre-Covid period, according to the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday 16 February) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Best practice guidance for the management of pub repairs and dilapidations: trade bodies collaborate to produce guidance report (Credit: Getty/South_agency)

Trade bodies formulate repairs guidance

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and UKHospitality (UKH), have produced best practice guidance for the management of pub repairs and dilapidations.

National Pubwatch conference returns after two-year hiatus: speakers will discuss safeguarding issues across the sector  (2018 conference pictured)

National Pubwatch conference returns for 2022

By Rebecca Weller

A National Pubwatch conference focusing on safeguarding issues within the sector will be taking place on Tuesday 22 February 2022, following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

Natural high: Drug and alcohol use is cultural to catering, said operators (Getty/ South_agency)

Have you seen evidence of drug use at work? Tell us now

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Addiction in hospitality is nothing new. In 2011, research by The Insider showed chefs were nearly twice as likely to be addicted to alcohol and drugs than the average person and, in 2017, Gordon Ramsay described cocaine as the industry’s “dirty little...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 32

The Lock In Podcast

Still can't get the staff... the ongoing recruitment challenge

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team tackle the challenges around the ongoing recruitment and staffing crisis, with special guests Osh Rogers of the Guinea Grill, Dan Razavi of Leisurejobs and Mark McCulloch of Hospitality Rising all providing some expert insight into how...

Taking care: Nobody needs to struggle alone (Getty/ Aleli Dezmen)

Has your mental health suffered at work? Tell us about it

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The hospitality sector has a mental health problem, with approximately three out of five hospitality workers struggling with a mental health issue in their career, according to Hospitality Action's Mental Health Survey 2020. Vote in our poll to tell...

Student hero: Doncaster doorman saves customer through CPR (Getty/ Robert Daly)

Pub customer 'saved' by student doorman's CPR

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A doorman who administered CPR to a pub customer who collapsed and lost consciousness has been praised for his lifesaving skills at Biscuit Billy’s bar in Doncaster.

Race matters: your opinion will help form Be Inclusive Hospitality's report

Your opinion wanted on race equality in workplace

By Gary Lloyd

Social enterprise Be Inclusive Hospitality is calling for your opinions and is set to host a webinar with an array of people from all backgrounds and career levels to accelerate race equity and equality in the workplace.

Young people in hospitality: In 2019 of the 1.762bn people employed in the sector, 620,000 were aged 16 to 24

Poll: Would you employ under 18s in your pub?

By Rebecca Weller

More than a third (39%) of hospitality and leisure SMEs are expected to hire more staff this year, recent data from Barclaycard’s SME Barometer showed.

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