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?
South west-based operator and brewer St Austell has temporarily decreased its food service hours and opening hours in some of its managed sites, in a bid to tackle the current recruitment crisis.
Nine in 10 operators are predicting issues with recruitment this year, research from across the hospitality trade has found.
JD Wetherspoon (JDW) boss Tim Martin has suggested most hospitality firms would be likely to be in favour of a preferential visa scheme for European Union workers to tackle the recruitment issues in the sector.
Trade bosses have warned that there is a lack of confidence in hospitality as a career as pubs struggle to fill roles.
The latest pub sector jobs round-up includes news of senior hires at Stonegate and Hawthorn, as well as new staffing data from workforce management specialist Bizimply.
The accommodation and food service sectors – including hospitality businesses – made £4.36bn worth of furlough claims, the highest value across all sectors, as per new figures.
The Lock In Podcast
One of the key challenges of reopening has been on the staffing front, from re-energising long furloughed team members, through to recruiting replacements and training teams back up to speed. The Lock In podcast team take a deep dive into those issues,...
The Lock In Podcast
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Sky News has reported potential shareholder unrest at M&B while Carly Heath has been unveiled as Bristol’s first night-time economy adviser.
New job scheme v furlough - which is best?
The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the difference the enhanced Job Support Scheme (JSS) will make to employees on minimum wage compared to the original Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is expected to reveal the Government’s plan to protect jobs during winter later today (Thursday 24 September) amid reports the Autumn Budget has been cancelled.
Pub employers can apply to take part in the Government’s job creation scheme from today (2 September).
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced a new points-based immigration system, which will take effect from 1 January 2021 that has been labelled as “disastrous for hospitality”.
Pubs should work with schools and offer more work experience opportunities to encourage more teenagers into the trade, industry bosses have said.
Social media has helped to ease pubs’ problems with recruiting and retaining staff, one general manager has said.
Believe it or not, it is natural to form a biased opinion even if it couldn’t be further from your intentions. The same thing can happen when recruiting staff so heed this advice to avoid the pitfalls.
A hospitality training provider has launched a campaign calling on apprenticeship levy-paying businesses to pledge funding for apprenticeships at other companies.
Education plays a big part in tackling the lack of chefs in the hospitality industry and catering colleges need to up their game, MA500 delegates heard.
Recruitment agencies will struggle greatly to meet demand for chefs from pubs and restaurants this Christmas, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned.
The New World Trading Company has taken home the gong for Best Pub Employer (2-50 sites), sponsored by Sky, at the 25th anniversary of the Publican Awards, held at Battersea Evolution in London.
Chef Recruitment Crisis
The hospitality industry will need to recruit an additional 11,000 chefs by 2022, according to workforce development charity People 1st.
Admiral Taverns to work with Acorn to help recruit pub tenants
Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub operator, has announced that it is to work with recruitment and training firm Acorn to help recruit tenants to its pubs.
Pub People claims recruitment drive through Facebook is a success
A pub operator has found social media website Facebook helpful in recruiting new staff for one of its pubs, after struggling to get any applicants through traditional media.
Licensee leaves trade to set up recruitment agency
An operator has given up running pubs to set up a training and recruitment firm after being frustrated with a lack of quality employees provided by agencies.
Quality Focus: Recruiting the smile
Recruit the smile, and the training can follow later. That's the modern mantra used in barstaff recruitment. Genuinely outgoing personalities who...
Women in pubs: recruiting female licensees
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Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises (S&NPE) is to hold weekend workshops to help recruit new blood into the pub industry.
S&NPE boosts recruitment
Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises (S&NPE) says new measures to recruit licensees has led to its highest applicant-to-lessee conversion...
Executive recruitment consultant Nigel Sapsed has called for tougher performance targets to protect jobs in the pub trade. Sapsed, who advises many...
Business guru: 'drive down pub-boss salaries'
Every pub should be made to pay its way Executive recruitment consultant Nigel Sapsed has called for tougher performance targets to protect jobs in...
Enterprise seeks new recruits
Enterprise Inns is recruiting its third batch of six associate regional managers after the successful completion of the training programme for the...
Investing in skills
Managed-house operators are nurturing talented staff to make sure they keep their best people. Graham Ridout finds out more The trend towards a more...
Pure and simple
Piers Lyon tells Humayun Hussain about his new chef, new menu and fresh look at the White Hart, in Welwyn Why my food business is a success We have...
Watch out for rogue recruitment companies when it comes to hiring a chef, says the licensee of the Crooked Billet in Stoke-on-Rowe, Oxfordshire Page...
Back to Basics: Recruitment
As the latest wave of school-leavers floods onto the jobs market, now's the time to think about your recruitment techniques.How do you attract the...
Licensees use videos to attract new staff
Licensees are turning movie makers when it comes to recruiting new staff. Website Gumtree.com has reported a growing trend for employers posting...
Fuller's to hold chef recruitment days
Fuller's, the London brewer and pub retailer, is holding two open days as part of a strategy to recruit the best chefs in the industry.
Training & Recruitment: team building
Training is not just an add-on to your pub business, like a conservatory or a deep-fat fryer. Training is a whole culture that spreads throughout the...
Get staff smoking policy in place
Employers were warned to be mindful of their responsibilities under the forthcoming smoking ban in England, an expert in employment law warned this...
Download free advice from new barbox.com employment site
Online ordering website barbox.com has launched a new online employment section. In partnership with Poppleston Allen solicitors, the section...
Employment stays static
While staffing levels in independent pubs haven't altered since the last survey, the number of licensees experiencing problems in retaining staff has...
Recruitment: Just a click away
More people than ever job hunt on the web - but are pubcos ready for them?When it comes to finding a new job, people are increasingly turning to the...
Pubcos failing to recruit from outside the industry, says agent
Pub companies are failing to attract new recruits from outside the industry, according to Yaser Martini, director at Fleurets.He said a shortage of...
Getting ahead in recruitment
Chris Taylor of MGM International explains the direct approach to recruiting pubco managers.Finding the best personnel often involves tempting talent...
Locals' big chance to run pub
Drinkers are getting the chance to become licensee of their own local in a novel recruitment scheme launched by Stockport brewer, Frederic Robinson....
Recruitment - finding and keeping reliable staff
The majority of licensees would say one of their biggest problems is finding and maintaining reliable staff. John Porter offers advice on recruiting...
Industry congratulated on high number of new recruits
The hospitality industry has been praised for recruiting more people into the sector. At a meeting last week, minister for work Nick Brown...
Selecting the right staff is one of the most important decisions a licensee will make. John Porter offers advice for publicans who are facing this...
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