Training

Warning: research shows certain abuse rises over festive period

Pub staff warned of increased abuse over Christmas

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and hospitality workers have been warned to brace themselves for more customer confrontation over the festive period, after research found a significant number of consumers had witnessed abusive behaviour towards those in customer-facing roles last...

Hard stat: more than 10m people in the UK have a criminal record

Could hiring ex-offenders help tackle chef shortage?

By Nikkie Thatcher

How do you solve these problems: rehabilitating prisoners so they can rejoin society in a working capacity and an industry crying out for employees to fill huge staff shortages? Charity group Only A Pavement Away has the answers.

More than pulling pints: recruiting and retaining staff in the hospitality sector is an ongoing problem but pub companies are going above and beyond to help

Spotlight

Busting the myths around jobs in hospitality

By Nikkie Thatcher

Guest editor Simon Longbottom sets the brief for this issue’s Spotlight feature, which looks at debunking the myths surrounding jobs in the hospitality sector.

River safety: pubs are encouraged to sign up to training to help people who get into trouble in rivers around York (image: RNLI/Nathan Williams)

Pubs offered river rescue training

By Emily Hawkins

Staff at riverside pubs will be trained on how to rescue drinkers who experience trouble in the waters around York.

Stop fraud: how to prevent fraud in your business

MA500

Bad management ‘causes fraud’

By Nicholas Robinson

There’s an argument that bad management can result in fraudulent behaviour from staff towards their employees, according to a legal expert.

Gold standards: heed the lessons of great service to maintain and bring in custom

Customer service masterclass

By Nigel Huddleston

Creating a good impression will bring customers back and they may bring a friend next time but, if you get it wrong, your business is could see an exodus of custom.

Career opportunity: Greene King pushes apprenticeships

Greene King bangs sector apprenticeships drum

By Nicholas Robinson

Greene King, which is in the throes of a sale to a Hong Kong firm, is urging recent secondary school graduates to consider pursuing an apprenticeship in the hospitality trade.

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