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4 creative ways to recruit your hospitality staff

Posted by Sidekicker on Jul 23, 2018 8:13:00 AM

Recruiting great hospitality staff is one of the biggest challenges bars, restaurants and clubs face–especially when it comes to seasonal staffing.

Finding the best hospitality staff can be a tough gig, especially considering the impending skills shortage hospitality businesses are soon going to face. What’s even more challenging than trying to find staff, is sorting through hundreds of resumes.

At Sidekicker, we recruit around 1,500 casual staff per month (in the quiet season) so we have to get pretty creative with how we source the best candidates.

Here’s are four creative ways to find hospitality staff:

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for hoteliers, Tips for owners

New course: Espresso coffee fundamentals with Hugh Kelly

Posted by Emily Marr on Jul 20, 2018 9:28:24 AM

Coffee, liquid sustenance, brewed perfection, no matter what you call it, there's always one person behind the perfect cup: the barista. 

With more than 400 billion cups of coffee consumed each year across the globe, it's no wonder cafes, restaurants and bars need a well-trained barista to make their coffee perfectly.

But mastering the craft of making coffee isn't easy, it consists of many components, key techniques, and some espresso coffee fundamentals.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for baristas, Typsy news

5 ways online video marketing benefits your hospitality business

Posted by Patrick Foster on Jul 18, 2018 8:22:00 AM

Video is fast becoming the go-to format for brands, marketers, and individuals. More than 500 million hours of video are watched on YouTube alone each day, and 72% of consumers prefer learning about a product or service through a video than any other channel. Evidently, it’s a format that grows in popularity year after year.

Gone are the days when loading a video would take a year to load through your dial-up internet (remember that?) and appear grainy or pixelated. Video has become sophisticated and accessible, and as it develops, brings with it a whole host of benefits for hospitality businessesHere's how:

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Topics: Content marketing, Tips for marketers, General marketing, Tips for owners

How to deliver the perfect pitch to investors

Posted by Doug Radkey on Jul 13, 2018 7:58:00 AM

Sometimes, in order to reach our dreams, we need a little help. Starting (or growing) a scalable and sustainable restaurant or hospitality business is not cheap. Many aspiring restaurateurs need a business partner or investment group to help reach their financial targets.

Here’s what we know: The average start-up restaurant, (in US dollars) can range from $295,000 to $660,000+ depending on a variety of factors, including of course the size of establishment, whether it’s a ‘from-scratch’ project, and the choice of overall concept.

No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of money.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Tips for owners

Why you should use online videos to train your hospitality staff

Posted by Chloe Papas on Jul 11, 2018 8:23:00 AM

More and more hospitality companies and managers are turning to online video platforms to train incoming employees or upskill existing staff members. There are many different reasons for the switch from face-to-face training to online, including ease of use and accessibility for all staff members, as well as cost and the incredible rise of video as the world’s favorite medium.

Video can also provide a layered and more rich experience for employees, who will appreciate individual self-paced learning. Want to know more about the benefits of training your hospitality staff using video? Take a look.   

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Topics: Hospitality operations, HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Hospitality training

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