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How to create a great team from the first interview

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Jul 1, 2020 5:41:43 PM

If you're in the process of hiring new hospitality staff, or you will be soon, knowing how to approach the interview is as important for you, the interviewer, as it is for your candidates. There is a clear link between staff morale, motivation and employee turnover: happy employees stay longer and collaborate more effectively to support core business values. So how do you get employees there, especially when you’re looking at new recruits?

Read on for tips on how to make a great impression on prospective staff and end up with a team that best supports the vision you have for your business.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Health and wellbeing, Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, COVID-19

Micro-weddings: tips for hosting an unforgettable and safe event

Posted by Kacey Bradley on Jun 25, 2020 5:35:48 PM

Although weddings are traditionally a great avenue for venues to explore, the events of the last few months have made things tricky (to say the least). Because of stay-at-home orders, hospitality closures and social distancing requirements, weddings scheduled for the last few months have tended to be postponed or canceled altogether. 

But there is a new form of wedding celebration emerging out of this - one that can allow couples to still have the incredible day they've been dreaming of, and venues to find a niche in a market that seems particularly challenging right now. In this blog post, Kacey Bradley is talking all about micro-weddings - with some top tips for how your venue can offer an inspired and COVID-safe event. 

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Topics: Hospitality marketing, Health and wellbeing, Hotels, Hospitality managers, Restaurants, COVID-19

Why you should think about AI for your restaurant

Posted by Ankit Patel on May 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that has truly had a profound impact on society. Globally, it has influenced and become a critical part of many industries, including hospitality: improving and optimizing every element of restaurant operations and service.

In today’s blog post, Ankit Patel talks through the main benefits of AI and the easiest ways you can incorporate technology into your venue to give business a boost.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Health and wellbeing, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, COVID-19

Ditch your blues: the best hobbies to pick up during quarantine

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on May 13, 2020 12:28:16 PM

One of the best ways to stay mentally well at home is being productive – but productivity doesn’t mean churning out work at 100% capacity all the time! We all do our best when we’re relaxed and free to think openly – and taking time to do something mentally active, but fun and easy, is one of the best ways to get there.

Today, Typsy looks at different ways to get you out of your rut and feeling motivated.

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Topics: Health and wellbeing, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, COVID-19

Got milk? Breaking down the pros and cons of plant-based milks

Posted by Samantha van Zweden on Apr 29, 2020 3:19:43 PM

For obvious reasons, people across the world are spending more time at home – and taking the opportunity to examine their spending and dining preferences. If we’re being forced to adopt a new normal, shouldn’t it at least be an upgrade on the “normal” we used to have?

Did you know that cattle farming is more harmful to the environment than CO2 emissions from cars? Milk is a small but impactful area we can all consider upgrading on – whatever that means to you. Want something that tastes better? Easier on the wallet? Better for you? Better for the environment? Get out of old habits and try something new.

In today’s post, Samantha van Zweden breaks down the differences between the most common alternative milks available to try right now.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Health and wellbeing, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Restaurants, Bars, COVID-19