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Hospitality Action’s Emergency Appeal

Hospitality Action’s Emergency Appeal

March 31, 2020

We caught up with Mark Lewis, CEO of Hospitality Action, to discuss their Hospitality Emergency Fund and its role in helping hospitality workers during the pandemic. Hospitality Action have partnered with Caterer.com and UKHospitality on the new Hospitality Redeployment Hub to help thousands of hospitality workers into short term employment in other sectors, until hospitality can welcome them back.

Find out more about Hospitality Action’s Emergency Fund and the new Caterer.com Hospitality Redeployment Hub

Only a Pavement Away - Pay Gap Fund Appeal

Only a Pavement Away - Pay Gap Fund Appeal

March 23, 2020

The sector is doing all it can to pull together and tackle the huge challenge of Covid-19. We caught up with Greg Mangham from Only a Pavement Away on their #PayGapFund appeal and how they’re supporting vulnerable members in the sector right now.

Funds are urgently needed. Please do what you can to help.

Find out more: www.onlyapavementaway.co.uk 

How Old Is Old? - Hospitality and the Over 50s

How Old Is Old? - Hospitality and the Over 50s

February 26, 2020

Join host Lancelot Narayan for another fascination discussion in a new episode of Recruiting in Hospitality.

In this edition, we continue our Entry Level Talent conversation and talk about the employment of older workers. We talk about benefits of hiring older workers, misconceptions around hiring.

We take a look at case studies that show success in this area and we try to understand how employers can directly take action to hire older workers.

Joining Lance are:

  • Patrick Thomson - Senior Programme Manager for Work at the Centre for Ageing Better
  • Yasmin Boromand - Global Director, People and Organisational Development
  • Alan Rose - Senior Consultant, 26 Recruitment
  • Colin Campbell – Concierge, Ness Walk Hotel

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Hospitality’s Internal Recruitment Exchange

Hospitality’s Internal Recruitment Exchange

January 6, 2020

It’s a brand new edition Recruiting in Hospitality from Caterer.com. In each programme, we invite top names from the Hospitality industry to discuss issues concerning employers. We talk recruitment, development and retention and also about matters that affect you and your teams.

In this programme we’ll be looking at the changing face of recruitment in the hospitality sector, we examine fresh approaches and innovations that are happening across the sector and new solutions to recruitment challenges. And we’re going to be looking at the launch of HIRE, a new and exciting recruitment information network.

Joining host, Lancelot Narayan are:

  • Chad Smith, Head of Recruitment, Boparan Restaurants

  • Oli Cavaliero, Head of Talent Management, Honest Burgers

  • Natasha Nagra, Group Talent Resourcing Manager, Kew Green Hotels

Get involved: Send your feedback via our social channels. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – @catererdotcom

 

Review of the year 2019

Review of the year 2019

December 16, 2019

In this special edition of Recruiting in Hospitality, we look back on our programmes so far and bring you a reminder of some of the fascinating discussions we’ve had in 2019.

In addition, host Lancelot Narayan is joined by Sarah Hammond from Hush Restaurants, James Grist from D&D London and Hayley Connor from Brewhouse and Kitchen to talk about their year and we get their opinions on upcoming recruiting trends for 2020.

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Untapped talent panel discussion

Untapped talent panel discussion

December 16, 2019

The latest episode of Recruiting in Hospitality is here. In this supplementary edition, we bring you a recording of a panel discussion Caterer.com held in November concentrating on issues around employing untapped talent; ex-offenders, the homeless and veterans.

We explore why Hospitality employers should consider these groups, and the benefits to your business.

 Taking part are: 

  • Alex Head (Social Pantry)
  • Abi Dunlop (Young & Co Brewery)
  • Bella Burton (Honest Burgers) 
  • Greg Mangham (Only a pavement away)
  • Melissa Bloom (YEO Group)

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our research: https://recruiting.caterer.com/untapped-talent

The importance of employer branding

The importance of employer branding

November 28, 2019

A brand new episode of Recruiting in Hospitality from Caterer.com.

In each programme, we invite top names from the Hospitality industry to discuss issues concerning employers. We’ll be talking recruitment, development and retention and also about matters that affect you and your teams.

Joining host, Lancelot Narayan for this episode are:

  • Claes Peyron, MD of employer brand experts, Universum
  • Nina Widdicombe, Head of Attraction and Recruitment with the Casual Dining Group.

Topics covered include why employer branding is so important, particularly in the hospitality industry, how social media plays its part and top tips for employers looking to refresh their brand.

Get involved: Send your feedback via our social channels. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – @catererdotcom

Hospitality Apprenticeships

Hospitality Apprenticeships

November 12, 2019

A brand new episode of Recruiting in Hospitality from Caterer.com.

In each programme, we invite top names from the Hospitality industry to discuss issues concerning employers. We’ll be talking recruitment, development and retention and also about matters that affect you and your teams.

In this edition, we talk about apprenticeships in hospitality. Why apprenticeships are so important to the hospitality industry, especially in the current climate? How do modern apprenticeship schemes differ from what has come before and how do employers make the most of the Apprenticeship Levy?

Joining host, Lancelot Narayan for this episode are:

Jay Scott and Julia Murrell from Firmdale Hotels, Jo Simovic from Umbrella Training and apprentice Donatella Gagliano.

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Retention - Keeping great employees

Retention - Keeping great employees

September 10, 2019

Welcome to Recruiting in Hospitality from Caterer.com. In each programme, we’ll be inviting top names from the Hospitality industry to discuss issues concerning employers. We’ll be talking recruitment, development and retention and also about matters that affect you and your teams.

In this edition, of Recruiting in Hospitality we continue our conversation around Entry Level Talent campaign. Studies have found that satisfied and engaged employees can be great advocates for your employer brand, both to customers and to future candidates. Attracting and recruiting the best talent for your hospitality business is only half the battle, finding ways to keep hold of that talent is an ongoing concern and one which needs to be addressed urgently.

Joining host, Lancelot Narayan for this edition are:

Chris Raaff – Head of Recruitment, Five Guys

Alice Merry - Talent Acquisition Manager, The Dorchester Collection

Hayley Connor - Head of People and Learning, Brewhouse & Kitchen

 

Get involved: Send your feedback via our social channels. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn - @catererdotcom

 

Caterer.com People Awards 2019 Judges

Caterer.com People Awards 2019 Judges

August 27, 2019

Welcome to Recruiting in Hospitality from Caterer.com. In each programme, we’ll be inviting top names from the Hospitality industry to discuss issues concerning employers. We’ll be talking recruitment, development and retention and also about matters that affect you and your teams.

In this edition...

We look forward to the 2019 Caterer.com People Awards. Joining host, Lancelot Narayan are three of our judges:

  • Sarah Hammond – Head of People, Hush Brasseries Ltd.
  • Kirsten Price – Talent Director, Cote Restaurants
  • Andy Gilhooley – Head of Recruitment UK, Soho House

They discuss why Caterer.com People Awards so important to the UK hospitality industry, what trends have emerged over the years and why you should be there on the night. 

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Untapped talent

Untapped talent

August 19, 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of Recruiting in Hospitality from Caterer.com. In each programme, we’ll be inviting top names from the Hospitality industry to discuss issues concerning employers. We’ll be talking recruitment, development and retention and also about matters that affect you and your teams.

 In this podcast, we further the conversation around our current Entry Level Talent campaign and discuss employment of vulnerable groups; the homeless, ex-offenders and ex-service people. In the current recruitment climate, what are the benefits for the UK hospitality industry in taking on these groups and how can more employers get involved?

Joining our host, Lancelot Narayan for this episode of Caterer.com Recruiting in Hospitality – Untapped talent are;

 

Guests: 

  • Greg Mangham, Founder & CEO of Only A Pavement Away
  • Janene Pretorius, Director of People for The Ivy Collection
  • Dulal Ahmed, Employment Services Manager Crisis.

Hosted by: Lancelot Narayan

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Inspiring hospitality talent panel discussion

Inspiring hospitality talent panel discussion

July 5, 2019

In June, Caterer.com held a special event at the Soho Hotel to launch its Entry Level Talent Campaign and to deliver the results of our latest research. We found a staggering 97% of school aged children and recent school leavers in the UK have already written off working in hospitality as a career option.

Why is this happening and what solutions can the industry offer?

We hosted two discussion panels before an audience of nearly 100 industry professionals, and we’re pleased to be able to bring you recordings of those panels in this podcast.

Firstly, we  spoke to John Guthrie, Employment Policy Adviser at UK Hospitality, Anne Pierce, Chief Executive at Springboard and Louise Davies founder of The Food Teachers Centre.

Next we invited hospitality employers to join us. On the panel were James Grist, Head of Talent at D&D London, Robert Richardson, GM of The Grand Hotel in Kent and Adam Rowledge, formerly GM of Georgian House in London and now MD of Rowledge Associates, a consultancy and training agency.”

Listen to Caterer.com Recruiting in Hospitality Podcast  – Tom Aikens Inspiring hospitality talent

Guests: 

  • John Guthrie, Employment Policy Adviser - UK Hospitality
  • Anne Pierce, Chief Executive - Springboard 
  • Louise Davies, Founder - The Food Teachers Centre
  • James Grist, Head of Talent - D&D London
  • Robert Richardson, GM of The Grand Hotel in Kent
  • Adam Rowledge, formerly GM of Georgian House in London and now MD of Rowledge Associates

Hosted by: Lancelot Narayan

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What can employers actively do to change negative misconceptions and get the message across? It can start with small actions and doesn’t have to involve large budgets. Hospitality employers can inspire and engage entry level talent by showcasing the spirit of the sector.
 
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