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.

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...

The Tennent's Training Academy Modern Apprenticeship  is open to young chefs under the age of 25 in full-time employment in Scotland

Tennent's launches unique apprenticeship for Scottish chefs

By Luke Nicholls

Tennent’s Training Academy, situated on the site of Tennent’s Brewery in Glasgow, has launched a new, innovative Modern Apprentice training program for young chefs across Scotland in a bid to raise the standards of kitchen staff across the nation.

Whitbread's Food & Beverage Skills Academies provide staff training in areas such as food product information, cooking and knife skills

Behind the scenes at Whitbread’s Food & Beverage Skills Academy

By Luke Nicholls

In an industry where staff training is paramount, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant operator Whitbread is leading the pack, having set up a number of Food and Beverage Skills Academies across the UK in a bid to improve the abilities and brand awareness...

Kevin Connor has been appointed as head chef at The Queens hotel

People on the Move in Hospitality: December 2012

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...

Rewarding staff in the right ways can improve service levels without requiring any significant capital investment

IDEAS FROM YOUR PEERS

The Jewel in the Crown: How to reward your staff

By Luke Nicholls

That age-old cliché of staff being your most important asset is as true now as it ever has been in the hospitality industry. In such a difficult economic environment, rewarding staff for above-average performance could be an effective way of your business...

Steve Cox, managing director of Faucet Inn, has committed his company to paying all of its employees the living wage

Faucet Inn makes living wage commitment

By Peter Ruddick

London-based pub operator Faucet Inn has announced it is to become the latest hospitality employer to pay its employees the official living wage; the first UK pub company to commit to the scheme, it says.

Darren McGhee has been appointed general manager of St John's Hotel

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2012

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 institutions including St...

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