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How to Navigate the Hospitality Staff Shortage Crisis

Whether you’re a restaurant manager, a temp hospitality staff member or a hospitality staff agency, work in the food and drink industry is challenging enough without a global pandemic to further complicate matters.  In addition to thousands of job cuts and multiple venue closures, ONS figures from summer 2021 also suggest hospitality vacancies were high […]

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How to Find Good Kitchen Staff

Great kitchen staff should HAVE a winning combination of passion and experience – with the right level of skill and teammanship to ensure that all the moving parts in your restaurant work in sync.  Poor staffing affects employee retention and staff morale, creating unnecessary stress for their managers. Even more importantly, it can impact overall […]

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How to Keep Your Warehouse Clean and Safe

Cleanliness isn’t just for the sake of appearances: in storage facilities it’s about keeping all staff including warehouse cleaning staff safe and healthy, minimising cross contamination and keeping everything in order. Maintaining a clean warehouse also ensures that items avoid being broken, damaged or marked – and in the case of food service it also […]

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Why is Flexibility Important in Hospitality?

In many ways, hospitality has been impacted by the pandemic more than others – but the need for flexibility and creativity inherent in the industry has also proved to be a winning formula in its continued survival, particularly with staff from a temp staffing agency, who frequently work in a range of different venues. As […]

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10 Tips for Training Your Temp Staff

Providing your temp hospitality staff with proper training is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it ensures they can carry out their duties safely and effectively. Secondly, it ensures consistency and quality of service that customers expect, no matter how long your staff have been working with you. Temp hospitality staff can be useful […]

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10 Qualities Every Great Hospitality Staff Must Have

While the pandemic disrupted many industries – hospitality included – humans are social animals at heart and many have missed getting together for a drink or a bite to eat – and similarly, many hospitality staff unable to work throughout lockdown have missed the bustle of work.  It takes a special combination of energy and […]

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How to Attract Millennials to Work for You

According to the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM), millennials – the generation born between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s comprise almost a quarter of the total UK population and according to various sources  are set to become the majority of the UK workforce by 2025 – all the more reason to find out how to […]

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Seven Ways to Motivate your Hospitality Staff

Work in hospitality can be fast-paced, fun and exciting  … but (like any other form of work), it comes with it’s own challenges: a malfunctioning POS machine, an unexpected dinner rush – not forgetting the monumental effort it can take to maintain “service with a smile” throughout a less-than-perfect shift.  Motivating your staff is important […]

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Catering Tips For Your Next Corporate Event

Dining brings people together: it’s a way to celebrate, socialise and in the case of corporate event catering, it also represents the chance to network, brainstorm or simply to mark an important company milestone. Throughout the pandemic, many employees have missed the opportunity to dine with colleagues. As the food and drink industry cautiously re-opens, […]

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How To Handle Short Staffing Issue in a Restaurant

Hospitality staffing has taken a significant blow in recent months, with the industry accounting for almost 50% of all job losses throughout  2020. Nonetheless, this hasn’t dampened the spirit of customers now making a return to venues to eat, drink and socialise. Although this is good news, it also creates a dilemma where customer demand […]

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