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10 hospitality podcasts to listen to in 2020

Posted by Camille Tissot on Jan 17, 2020 2:15:00 PM

In a world where time is precious, podcasts can turn your boring commute into an interesting and time-worthy one. Whether you are on your way to work, preparing for your shift or exploring the world, podcasts can teach you a lot of things that you might not know about. It’s also a great way to learn about industry-leaders and acquire knowledge from them while managing a busy schedule.

We’ve put together a list of hospitality podcasts to help you become a master at your job, achieve your 2020 goals and have a good laugh too.

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Topics: Career tips, Staff, Restaurants

Food cost fundamentals

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Jan 9, 2020 1:06:36 PM

Food cost is an essential part of your restaurant's budget. There are several aspects to take into consideration when determining the price of an item on your menu, that's why it's important to calculate your food cost. 

In this blog post, we look at five key components that are crucial when calculating your food cost. 

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Topics: Career tips, Managers, Staff

5 ways to retain and engage your employees

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Dec 20, 2019 3:33:00 PM

Employees are a high value asset. Are you taking care of them with the same attention you give to other assets? For some, employee turnover is a natural part of a business and most industries experience it, to some extent. However, the hospitality industry suffers from the highest employee turn over rates of many other industries combined.

In this blog post, we look at five ways to retain and engage with your employees. 

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Topics: Career tips, Managers, Staff

What does a hospitality leader look like in 2019-2020?

Posted by Damien O'Malley on Nov 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

As the hospitality industry evolves and changes, the ability to have a committed, focused and engaged team is becoming more and more critical – for sustained business success.

In fact, the competitive landscape continues to “turn on a dime” and technology keeps surprising us and can affect how engaged your staff members might be. This is where hospitality leadership steps in.

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Topics: Managers, Staff, Training

How to write a hospitality cover letter

Posted by Conrad Benz on Nov 8, 2019 12:40:19 PM

Whether you want to work in a restaurant, a hotel, or a tour company, your cover letter is one of the first things any hiring manager in the hospitality industry will look at. That’s why you must make a great first impression and show employers what you can bring to the table.

In this blog post, we look at three writing tips that will help you perfect your cover letter. 

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Topics: Career tips, Hotels, Staff, Restaurants, Training