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5 tips to prevent burnout for hospitality workers

Posted by Frank Apodaca on Jan 9, 2018 7:16:00 AM

The hospitality industry stretches across a lot of different areas. It includes hotels, restaurants, and other similar services. It takes a great deal of knowledge to successfully manage businesses such as these, as there are a lot of unknown variables to take into consideration. Sometimes the stress of the hospitality business can really take its toll on the people who work in it.

Burnout is a common result of too much stress at work. This is when a person has a physical or mental breakdown due to the weight of all that they are worrying about. Burnout is not fun to experience, and therefore should be prevented. Below are some tips for preventing burnout.

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Categories: Wellbeing for hospitality

How to support employees with mental health issues

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Sep 14, 2017 10:11:33 AM

Today is R U OK? Day.

R U OK? is an Australian suicide prevention charity that aims to inspire and empower meaningful connections between people, to create better support networks for everyone. R U OK? Day is an annual day of action, reminding everyone to check in with their friends, family and colleagues.

In 2014, research showed that hospitality is the second most stressful industry in Australia, while in 2015 research in China found the service industry to be more stressful than performing neurosurgery! Now more than ever it is vital that people in leadership roles in the hospitality industry prioritize employee wellbeing.

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Categories: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Wellbeing for hospitality, Tips for owners

The Typsy inventory playlists – volume 1

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Aug 28, 2017 10:49:31 AM

When you work in any area of the hospitality industry, from front of house to back of house to management, you will undoubtedly find yourself performing tasks that would be much more enjoyable with some good tunes playing in the background.

Setting up tables and chairs at the start of a shift, mopping at the end of a long day, prepping food, doing inventory, fine tuning the details of a lunch special, or creating a new roster... the list goes on.

There has been a lot of research conducted recently which suggests that listening to music in the workplace creates a better atmosphere for workers.

Although listening to music while working is still considered by your brain to be an act of multitasking, the end results are actually positive.

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Categories: Wellbeing for hospitality

Making health a priority in hospitality – tips from Leandra Rouse

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on May 10, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Leandra Rouse is a culinary nutritionist, personal trainer and workplace wellness consultant. She works with individuals and companies to develop unique health programs based on the needs of the client. Recently, Leandra teamed up with Typsy to create a course that helps servers prepare for the physical demands of the hospitality industry.

With years of experience as a server, Leandra knows all too well the impact of those long shifts. She spoke to us about the importance of workplace wellness and the effect of service work on the body, and shared nutrition and fitness tips that cater to the specific needs of hospitality workers.

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Categories: Hospitality interview, Wellbeing for hospitality

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

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