Recruitment

Oakman Group offer lifeline to Archer's hotel staff

Oakman to the rescue in the Archers

By Ed Bedington

In a stroke of marketing genius, the Oakman Group has stepped into the fictional world in a bid to rescue a team of hospitality workers.

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).

What's in the news 29 April

The MA's Review of the Week

Pubs must remain an affordable treat

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Anglian Country Inns md James Nye to get his take on the week's news, from inflationary pressures, the return to the "new normal" and tackling the recruitment crisis.

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.

What's in the news 4 March

The MA's Review of the Week

Experience will be key in face of rising prices

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Lancashire-based multiple Tim Tomlinson of the Hand Pulled Pub Company to discuss passing on price rises, growing consumer confidence and the importance of service.

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).

Your Adventure Starts Here: St Austell Brewery launches six-figure recruitment campaign

St Austell Brewery launches six-figure recruitment campaign

By Rebecca Weller

Independent brewery and pub company, St Austell Brewery, has launched a six-figure campaign to attract new talent to the hospitality industry and highlight the adventures in store for employees who choose to work in the South-West.

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...

What's in the news 19 October?

The MA's Review of the Week

"Feels like everything is difficult to do at the moment"

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with Vicki Williams from Almond Family Pubs to get her thoughts on the weeks events, from ongoing supply challenges, staffing shortages, through to Christmas ordering nightmares.

Official figures: ONS data revealed the jobs market overall has seen record high numbers of vacancies (image: Getty/Tim White)

134,000 jobs still empty

By Nikkie Thatcher

Job vacancies in the food services and accommodation sector are still at more than 100,000, after rising by 25,000 from the previous quarter, official figures have revealed.

Wage increase: it is expected national living wage will be rising by 5.7% (image: Getty/ georgeclerk)

What are the average salaries for pub jobs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Following the rumoured rise in that national living wage (NLW), The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the average salary amounts for job across the pub sector.

What's in the news 10 September

NI hike 'a kick in the teeth'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser spoke to multiple pub boss Dianne Irving of Drouth Ltd on the headlines of the week.

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.

Industry issues: staff shortages have been felt by hospitality leaders

Recruitment challenges exacerbated by Brexit

By Michelle Perrett

Pre-existing recruitment challenges - particularly in the hospitality market - have been worsened by Brexit, new research from the Lumina Intelligence Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey has revealed.

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.

Industry impact: more than three quarters of a million hospitality staff members have recently or are currently self-isolating after being 'pinged' (image: Getty/coldsnowstorm)

267k hospitality staff off work thanks to ‘pingdemic’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Six in 10 hospitality firms have had staff off work after being ‘pinged’ resulting in 267,000 – the equivalent of 13% of the industry’s workforce having recently been or are currently self-isolating, according to a trade survey.

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.

Improvement required: 'We need to stop talking about it and make serious strides to making this an industry to be proud of, not just a part time job before people move onto bigger and better things'

Opinion

Is the hospitality sector suffering from its reluctance to invest in staff?

By Heath Ball, managing director, Frisco Group

It’s no secret that that most hospitality businesses are suffering from a staff shortage – yes, even you Mr Martin – but while we look at Brexit and Covid-19 as the perpetrators of the problem, should we be looking closer to home for answers?