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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

How to start a wellness program in your hospitality venue

Posted by Chloe Papas on Mar 21, 2017 8:35:00 AM

Hospitality is a thriving industry, where workers have the opportunity to cut their teeth in a number of areas. But it’s also an industry that can quickly take a toll on the physical and mental health of its employees. Long days, shift work, being on your feet all the time, and a need to be on the ball at all times can contribute to poor health.

There are many different benefits to a wellness program in the workplace. For one thing, it leads to happier, healthier staff. For another, it can help you build a stellar reputation in the industry.

So how can you implement wellness strategies to ensure your staff are in tiptop shape? Here are some staff wellbeing ideas to consider when putting together your new wellness program.

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Categories: HR for hospitality venues, 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

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