Staff

Perks of the job: in some pubs staff are able to eat in the public dining room

Staff dinners: food as a fringe benefit

By Emma Eversham

With more operators offering staff meals, how do they do it, why do they feel it’s important, and what benefit is there to employees and the business?

Third-party staff: 'an audit or consultancy review carried out by an external specialist provides an impartial evaluation that can keep your business profitable and compliant,' says Venners' Malcolm Muir

How can pubs make the most of the gig economy?

By Adam Bloodworth

A stocktaker, a solicitor and a HR specialist explain the best ways to use the growing ‘gig economy’, which gives work to people on a temporary basis, when it comes to improving your business.

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.

Future vision: a lack of staff skills is the biggest concern to hospitality in 25 years

Staff and equipment could hold back progress

By Emily Hawkins

Equipment and staffing concerns are at the forefront of operator’s minds when it comes to considering the future of their business, according to analysis from a hospitality supplier.

Take the lead: there are different styles of management

What kind of pub manager are you?

By Nicholas Robinson

Management skills can be complex, but understanding basic styles and then learning what kind of manager you are can set you on the right path

Settled status: the Government has scrapped the fee EU citizens would have had to pay to stay in the UK after Brexit

Sector welcomes abolishing of EU ‘settled status’ fee

By Emily Hawkins

Prime Minister Theresa May has scrapped the fee millions of EU citizens would have had to pay to be able to continue living in the country after Brexit – a move that has been met with a sense of relief from the pub industry.

Control and stability: a wide-ranging list of factors have been blamed for the sector's low staff retention

Why is hospitality staff retention so low?

By Emily Hawkins

Unsociable working hours and low pay are among the top reasons the bar and restaurant industry struggles to retain workers, according to new research.

Tis' the season: How pubs should make sure they are safe at Christmas time

Advice on keeping pubs safe during the festive period

By Emma Eversham

Christmas may traditionally be the time for goodwill, but combine a busy time of year with a rising number of threats to public safety and opportunist crime and you have the potential for problems.

'Tis the season to party - sensibly

Legal advice

'Tis the season to party - sensibly

By Poppleston Allen

The busiest time of the year for the pub trade is fast approaching and no doubt you have spent the past few weeks (or maybe months) planning your Christmas trading.