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Mental health in hospitality - tips with Ruth Langley

Posted by Emily Marr on Nov 9, 2018 4:45:00 PM

Ruth Langley is a hospitality people specialist, training manager at Scarf and the Course Designer here at Typsy. She has worked in various restaurant and hotels, headed the operations team for a London event catering company and managed the training and marketing departments for a group of Melbourne event venues.

As Course Designer she gets to work with inspiring individuals on a daily basis, plus travel the world to film our lessons and courses that are available on the Typsy website. 

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Topics: Health and wellbeing, Managers, Staff

How to recharge your batteries

Posted by Joe McLean on Oct 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As someone who works in the hospitality industry, long hours and being on-the-go are two things you know well. So, when it comes to getting ready for the following week, finding the right motivation is key.

When the weekend is over, the alarm goes off and it's the start of the new week there are two ways to spend your morning. You can either be dull and unhappy, lying in bed and snoozing your alarm every ten minutes; or you can be enthusiastic about a new opportunity to live your day to the fullest.

You have a choice - which are you going to pick?

 

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Topics: Health and wellbeing, Managers, Staff

The war on straws – why you should say no to plastic

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 7, 2018 12:30:00 PM

It’s a no-brainer that plastic is bad for the environment. Just turn to your local beach and there’s a good chance you’ll find at least one piece of plastic washed up on the sand. With calls to action increasing, supermarkets around the world have taken up a stand and gone single-use plastic bag free.

But things aren’t stopping there. Environmental activists are now turning to plastic straws with many groups stating that in some countries, like Australia, about 10 million plastic straws are used every day. The call to action has been heard across the world and now businesses, airlines, hotels and more are taking the pledge to go plastic straw free.

So, what is the plastic straw war all about and what should you do about it?

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Topics: Operations, Health and wellbeing, Insights

What is harassment and bullying in the hospitality industry?

Posted by Emily Marr on Aug 23, 2018 11:57:26 AM

Whether you’re a hotel housekeeper, barista, bartender, chef, supervisor, manager or owner, workplace harassment and bullying is something you should know about. It’s an issue that’s been steadily on the rise and sadly, the hospitality industry is known to have one of the highest incident rates compared to every other industry, globally.

Unfortunately, this means that many staff in the hospitality industry will have already experienced or witnessed bullying or harassment at some point during their career, and if they haven’t, there’s a good chance they will soon.

Everyday factors can lead to misunderstandings, personality conflicts, and various types of misconduct, including harassment and bullying. This is why understanding the topic is so important and key to working in the hospitality industry, so let’s go through it so you know what to do if you or someone you know is in this situation and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

 

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Topics: Health and wellbeing, Insights, Managers, Staff

5 tips to handle long hours as a chef

Posted by Carla Jenkins on May 7, 2018 8:07:00 AM

Working long, grueling hours is often considered a necessary part of any chef’s life. However, in the pursuit of excellence in the kitchen, chefs may find that 12-hour workdays can take a toll not only on their physical health but their personal relationships as well.

Many chefs are usually sleep-deprived and tend to have no social life outside of their work environment. Whether you’re just starting out on your hospitality training or have been working as a chef for many years, you must be able to manage your time wisely in order to handle long hours at work. 

Here are some tips to keep yourself in good shape physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Topics: Health and wellbeing, Staff