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5 signs you need more on-the-job training

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 27, 2017 9:46:25 AM

The nature of the hospitality industry can mean that you are thrown into a role with short notice or minimal training, and expected to learn new skills and processes on the job. This particularly applies to front of house workers; waiters, floor staff, and bar staff.

For venues that have a high or seasonal turnover of staff, (that employ numerous casual workers or that are hiring you to replace someone who left unexpectedly), there simply might not be time to offer you much training when you begin your role. Beyond an initial induction and instructions, it can be difficult to access comprehensive training from busy venue owners and managers.

We have put together a few signs to look out for if you’re concerned you might need more on-the-job training, and some ideas on how to access it.

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Categories: Hospitality operations, HR for hospitality venues, Hospitality training

Quiz: What kind of training is right for your restaurant?

Posted by Emily Tatti on Nov 24, 2017 8:15:00 AM

So you’ve decided you need a formal training program in your restaurant. That’s fantastic! This will improve your employees’ performance, turn your managers into better leaders, and boost your staff retention.

Now it’s up to you to decide – what kind of program is right for you?

It all depends on the size of your venue, the needs of your staff, and the outcomes you’re hoping to achieve. This quiz has been designed to help you answer all of those questions. By the end, you should have insight into the kind of training that is best for your venue.

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Categories: HR for hospitality venues, Hospitality training

What to do on a new employee's first day

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 21, 2017 10:58:59 AM

Starting any new job is a daunting experience, but it can be particularly challenging in the hospitality industry. There isn't much room for error in a fast-paced and customer-focused work environment. 

A new employee’s first day in a hospitality venue is usually a trial by fire situation. They are expected to jump straight into the role – serving customers, making coffees, prepping ingredients, cooking meals, mixing cocktails...

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Categories: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Hospitality training

6 signs your staff training isn't working

Posted by Glennise Pinili on Nov 15, 2017 8:21:00 AM

Training staff is important in every hospitality business, regardless of its size, or the seniority of your staff. Although time consuming, it pays off when done right.

According to the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, hospitality businesses that spent 5% or more of their budget on training in 2015 experienced 23% less staff turnover.

On the flip side it can be frustrating when your staff training isn’t working; especially when results are poor and you’re investing valuable resources into it.

Don’t get disheartened though. Recognize these signs so you can restructure your training to better suit your staff and business.

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Categories: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Hospitality training, Tips for owners

Hospitality training statistics you need to know

Posted by Emily Tatti on Oct 26, 2017 8:35:00 AM

Do you have a formal training program in your venue? 

Many of you would probably say no, not a formal one. You train new staff when they come on board, but you don’t have an official training program in place. Your venue is too small for that. It just doesn’t seem worth it. 

Or maybe you’re at the opposite end of the spectrum. Maybe it’s something you’ve wanted to set up for a long time. But you need help convincing your employer that ongoing training is worth the investment.

We’re here to tell you that it is absolutely worth the time and investment – especially when you’re trying to retain a team of young people.

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Categories: HR for hospitality venues, Hospitality training

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