Recruitment & training

Recruitment & training

With an estimated 236,000 extra jobs expected to be created in hospitality by 2015 there has never been a greater need to find the right people to fill them. Recruiting the right staff, developing their skills and retaining them is essential for a successful business, so it is important to know how to do it. Read about the latest trends in recruitment, top tips from experts and more here.

Jess, a manager at The Somers Town Coffee House, with Billy, one of the first people to benefit from Yummy Pub Company's work experience scheme which is now being rolled out across the industry

UK pub industry pledges more than 400 work placements in just one week

By Peter Ruddick

Long hours, unskilled work and few career development opportunities: the hospitality industry, and pubs in particular, are constantly fighting to change these perceptions of jobs in the sector but now the team behind a new initiative gaining momentum believes it...

Neil Walker has been appointed the leisure club manager at The Belfry

People on the Move in Hospitality: February 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Flemings Mayfair, Portobello House and Stonegate.

The performance of the UK team at the recent World Pastry Cup garnered industry attention but are pastry chef careers valued as much in this country as they are in other parts of the World? Photo credit: Sirha

Keeping sweet: Are pastry chef careers valued in the UK?

From William Curley to Claire Clark, the UK has produced some of the leading masters in chocolate, sugar and all things sweet. However employers still report difficulties in filling pastry chef vacancies - so is a career in pastry as valued in this country...

The Hospitality Guild's Act NOW! campaign is designed to meet the needs of hospitality businesses of all sizes

Hospitality Guild calls on employers to Act NOW! on apprenticeships

By Luke Nicholls

The Hospitality Guild has launched a new apprenticeship campaign to raise employers’ and learners’ awareness of the career development opportunities offered by apprenticeships, in a bid to help 20,000 young people gain paid employment in hotels, restaurants...

The London campus of Swiss hospitality school the Glion Institute of Higher Education will welcome its first students in August

Glion Institute reveals London hospitality management course details

By Peter Ruddick

Arie van der Spek, senior vice president of Laureate Hospitality Education, has told BigHospitality the courses at the London outpost of the Glion Institute of Higher Education are more expensive than others on offer in the UK but will deliver a good...

Hotel housekeepers are usually paid national minimum wage through employment agencies and can be vulnerable to mistreatment or exploitation

Hotels urged to take heed of staff exploitation claims

By Luke Nicholls

A Parliamentary Reception has called on major UK hotel chains to ‘clean up their act’ and take more responsibility when it comes to preventing the mistreatment and exploitation of agency workers.

Brian Wallace has been appointed as the new chairman of budget hotel chain Travelodge

People on the Move in Hospitality: January 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In our exclusive People on the Move in Hospitality gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs and hospitality institutions...

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