Agency staff employed for 12 weeks in a business must get the same rights as permanent workers under the AWR


Agency Workers Rights legislation: What do I need to consider?

New legislation around Agency Workers Rights (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. Dawn Redman, director of Retail Recruitment Company, ensures hospitality employers know what they need to consider when employing temporary staff.

Michel Roux with his trainees in Michel Roux's Service

Service standards: How to raise the profile of front-of-house

By Lorraine Heller

Michel Roux’s Service TV programme has put front-of-house on the map, but how can the hospitality sector sustain this momentum? BigHospitality takes a look at steps that can be taken to help raise the profile of a career in service.

Training and retaining staff such as chefs remains a challenge

Hospitality skills crisis deepening

By Chris Druce

The hospitality skills crisis is deepening, with more than a quarter of businesses within the sector claiming they employ staff lacking the skills needed for their jobs

Indian restaurants may feel the force of the new employment law

New recruitment law curbs non-EU employment

By Becky Paskin

Employers seeking to hire workers from outside the EU must now advertise job vacancies for an extra two weeks, to allow British workers more time to apply

Rising Star: South Downs Collegestudent Caroline Wintershaw

Rising Star: Caroline Wintershaw

By Emma Eversham

South Downs College professional cookery student Caroline Wintershaw shares her thoughts on the industry as she prepares for her future career