Training facility, Bluestone Academy, has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship programme set to benefit West Wales’ tourism and hospitality sector and due to start this Autumn at Bluestone National Park Resort, in Pembrokeshire.
Hospitality staffing numbers have neared pre-pandemic levels with employee headcount in pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, and quick service restaurants (QSRs) up 21.7% compared to June 2021, the latest data from Fourth has revealed.
Southwest based brewery and pub company St Austell Brewery has announced the launch of Pub Flex, a new flexible and inclusive career scheme, acknowledging the way people work has changed post-pandemic in a bid to attract more staff.
Night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester and operator Sacha Lord has reiterated worries about the sector’s staffing shortages and called on operators to commit to paying teams the living wage.
Staff shortages within the hospitality sector have caused almost half (45%) of operators to cut trading hours or capacity in order to cope, costing the industry £21bn in lost revenue, a joint survey by UKHospitality (UKH), the British Institute of Innkeeping...
While almost 90% of managers in the sector believe further training investment would help to recruit and retain staff, three-quarters are put off by the perceived time investment for junior team members, revealed new research from HIT Training.
UKHospitality (UKH) has today (Monday 13 June) announced the appointment of Sandra Kelly as skills director, a new role tasked with delivering the trade bodies recently launched hospitality workforce strategy: fixing the crisis.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has developed a 13-point pledge, #OpenToAll, encouraging pub and brewing businesses to ensure commitment to diversity and inclusion at the heart of their operations.
The sector desperately needs a “boost” in security staff, as the shortage of door workers worsens due to the cost of living crisis, festival season and fears of further closures, according to Get Licensed.
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...
CPL Learning has launched the free online training course ‘British Sign Language – Phrases for Hospitality’ to support venues and individuals who want to improve the hospitality experience for Deaf people.
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.
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.
The owner of Dylans - the Kings Arms, St Albans, Hertfordshire, which bagged the title ‘Front of House Team of the Year’ at the 2022 Top 50 Gastropub Awards, said passion and enthusiasm were what made his team a cut above the rest.
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.
The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Glendola's Alexander Salussolia to get his views on the current market, inflationary pressures, financial considerations and what the future holds for hospitality operators.
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 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).
Grass-roots campaign, Hospitality Rising, has secured about £350,000 in pre-launch seed funding in order to introduce a campaign of up to £5m to tackle the ongoing employment crisis within the hospitality sector.