Some reports have placed the turnover rate for restaurant managers at over 45 percent. A shocking ratio for any industry. Taking a step back to the interview process is one of the keys to help select a closer fit and reduce turnover. Think about it; we actively target our customers, why not our employees and managers as well?
Straight To The Source is the brainchild of Australian food experts Tawnya Bahr and Lucy Allon, each of whom have over 20 years experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry, both back and front of house.
They create their food tours specifically with the hospitality professional in mind, filling a gap for hands-on professional development focused on understanding the provenance of the produce sourced by hospitality businesses.
We talked to them recently about their passion for Australian produce and why they advocate provenance and sustainability.
This year the theme for International Women’s Day is “Press for Progress”. It asks our community to come together and continue the movement of working towards gender parity, which already has strong momentum. Any step of progress, so long as it’s in the right direction leads us closer to gender equality.
The freedom women have to choose their career, rather than be expected to fulfil a gender-based career is progress. Women returning to their careers after motherhood, or even prioritizing their career is progress - things that at a previous time were not possible.
In the hospitality industry there are already leading women who demonstrate that you can progress towards a powerful career.