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The 5 best stretches to do before a hospitality shift

Posted by Emily Tatti on Mar 31, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Working in the service industry can be really tough on your body. You’re working odd hours, you’re on your feet all day, and you’re lifting, bending, carrying and straining almost continuously.

In terms of occupational health and safety, hospitality workers are considered more vulnerable than many other workers. According to WorkSafe Victoria, the most common injuries in hospitality occur in the hands and fingers (35%), the back (16%), and the forearm or wrist (11%).

Doing stretches before or after work every day can help prevent these injuries. Here are 5 of the best stretches recommended by health and wellness experts.

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Categories: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Wellbeing for hospitality

6 simple money saving tips for hospitality workers

Posted by Emily Tatti on Mar 1, 2017 8:50:00 AM

Working in hospitality can be incredibly rewarding. You’re following your passion, you’re bringing people joy, and you’re developing a diverse skillset that will be with you for the rest of your career.

But it can also be tough on your hip pocket. Especially when you’re working irregular shifts, or you’re a student who can only afford to work so many hours a week. Unfortunately, the recent changes to penalty rates in Australia will only make things harder for a lot of people.

If these changes have you worried, and you’re looking for a few simple ways to save money without adjusting your whole lifestyle, then you might like to check out these hacks.

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Categories: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Wellbeing for hospitality

How to get job ready after hospitality school

Posted by Chloe Papas on Feb 27, 2017 11:00:28 AM

You’ve finished up your degree or certificate, maybe you have some experience under your belt, and you’re ready to get out there and start working in the hospitality industry. So, where do you start? And how do you know what potential employers are searching for in a candidate? 

Luckily, careers in the hospitality industry are ever changing and always popping up; there’s no shortage of new venues opening across the country, and each bit of experience on your resume is a stepping stone to your next job.

Whether you are searching for a job in service, as a manager or supervisor, or something in between, there are a few tips that apply across the board when it comes to considering what hospitality employers are looking for.

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Categories: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality career advice

6 ways to improve your sleep as a hospitality worker

Posted by Ilona Wallace on Jul 19, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Sleeping well is crucial to feeling good, thinking clearly and making sure your body’s in its best shape. Getting a good night’s sleep after a hard day’s work is difficult for everyone – but it can be even more difficult for a hospitality worker.

You’re on your feet for long hours, at all times of the day and night. You can’t control your environment – brightly lit kitchens, extremely noisy bars – but there are a few simple things you can do to ensure a better night’s rest.

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Categories: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Wellbeing for hospitality

Learn crucial food safety tips with Cheri Schweitzer

Posted by Michael McKay on Jun 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Cheri Schweitzer is a restaurant coach and food safety consultant from Wisconsin. Through her business Credible Consulting, she helps existing restaurants and people wanting to open restaurants with their health and safety needs, as well as providing other services. 

We thought we'd chat with Cheri to learn some more about restaurant health and safety. She shared a bunch of tips that managers and back of house staff can learn from. Read on and the next time some customer claims they got sick at your restaurant, you'll know how to handle it. 

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Categories: Hospitality operations, Hospitality interview, Tips for back of house

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