Last week marked the closing of Tourettes Awareness Month.
Throughout that month we have been growing our knowledge of Tourettes Syndrome (TS) and researching ways we can help hospitality staff members with TS.
Fellow colleagues, team leaders, managers, business owners, supervisors, this is for you.
What can you do to make Hospo a more aware, inclusive, and accommodating place for Autistic people?
We've outlined some ways you can start supporting and celebrating the unique, diverse, and creative humans on the Autism Spectrum.
As we find ourselves here in December 2021, it’s as if we are living through a real life rerun of the old Bill Murray classic: Groundhog Day.
As the world enters 'The Time of Omicron' with new restrictions and cancellations piling up in bars and restaurants around the country what can we do to support our industry?
After furlough, many have felt they don’t want to return back to our industry, with job vacancies reaching the highest since records began and many outlets being unable to operate full opening hours.
These factors, partnered with hospitality being one of the poorest paid industries, has only added fuel to the fire. Some firms are recognising this and increasing pay to attract new staff. But what about those who are still recovering from the financial implications caused by the pandemic and “simply don’t have pots of money to throw at the problem” - Julia Kermode, co-founder of IWork.
So, in those circumstances what is the answer? What happens to those businesses who are struggling to attract staff? And most importantly, what can they do to retain their existing team members?
The answer, prioritising health and wellbeing.
We spoke to Madeleine Geach, Leadership Coach and Head of Culture at, The Hawksmoor Group (Healthy Hospo partner) about what Hawksmoor do to take care of their team, why this is so important to them, how they got through the struggles created by the pandemic and the plans they’re making to keep their foot on the gas towards a healthier hospitality for all.
It cannot come as a surprise to anyone that works in the industry that people have walked away in their droves and refused to return: overworked, unhealthy, underpaid and under appreciated, extremely high stress work environments, and exhausted workers in all areas of the business all contribute to sky high rates of staff turnover and incredibly low margins for operators. On paper, hospitality really is a terrible career choice.Read more