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6 hospitality tips to boost employee happiness

Posted by Emma Worden on Mar 30, 2021 11:00:00 AM

This year has been one challenge after another for hospitality businesses. The pandemic alone has cost people their job, security, and their overall professional satisfaction, so it’s natural to see business leaders blaming the crisis for the lack of employee morale. 

However, a persisting state of feeling unmotivated and unhappy is not uncommon among hospitality workers. In businesses where there isn’t a well-defined culture, no significant benefits to speak of, or educational programs for employees, staff members can feel less than eager to get up on Mondays and head to work.

In addition to investing in employee engagement opportunities, team-building sessions, and creative communication options, business owners in hospitality need to think of the big picture too: are your employees genuinely happy? 

In today’s blog post, Emma Worden shares with you some insightful hospitality tips to keep your staff happy and motivated. 

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers

Beverage costing: how your sales mix can maximize your bottom line

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Mar 3, 2021 11:29:50 AM

When it comes to beverage costing and sales, it can be pretty easy to think you can get away with taking a 'guesstimate' approach with stocking and revenue. A little bit over here, a little bit under there - it all pretty much evens out, right? 

We wish! As with everything in business, there's doing it the easy way, and there's doing it the right way. So if you want to not only drive revenue but really maximize your profit margins on beverages, Mike Walmsley is here to explain how.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Bars

What gives whiskey its flavor? Essential facts for beginners

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Feb 21, 2021 12:55:00 PM

When it comes to drinking, you don’t have to know everything about the liquid in the glass to enjoy it  but it does help to familiarize yourself a little, so you can appreciate the drink’s intricacies. In the complex world of whiskey, this is particularly helpful.

Being able to appreciate a drink armed with knowledge improves your personal drinking experience, and it also improves your customer service skills. Once you’re familiar with different whiskey flavor profiles and how they came to be, you’ll be able to make recommendations based on your customers’ preferences.

The best way to broaden your knowledge of whiskey and its vast range of flavors is to enjoy a few drams and figure it out for yourself taste, after all, is subjective. But there are some things you can learn beforehand to guide you on your way to becoming a whiskey connoisseur. 

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality staff, Bars

What is harassment and bullying in the hospitality industry?

Posted by Emily Marr on Feb 18, 2021 12:53:00 PM

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.

Everyday factors can lead to misunderstandings, personality conflicts, and various types of misconduct, including harassment and bullying. This is why understanding what it means and knowing how to respond to it is crucial.

In this blog post, we detail the meaning of harassment and bullying as well as understanding 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, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff

Part 2! Typsy chats with... Anthony McGinty, security expert

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Feb 2, 2021 1:37:00 PM

Security and intelligence is a huge topic to cover, and one that really deserves a detailed chat. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you part two of our interview with security and intelligence expert, Anthony McGinty.

Here, we’re talking about the nitty-gritty, nuanced issues you need to think about when analyzing your environment for security risks, including what’s changed in the industry over the past 20 years; how to avoid bias, discrimination and harassment; and what you need to know if you’re interested in getting into security as a career. 

 

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Topics: Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Expert Q&A