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What's Happening with Staff Shortages in Hospitality?

Published 20, Sep 2017

Since 2006 there has been a steep decline in the number of hospitality roles being filled - but why? One reason is the industry is growing so rapidly, that the Hospitality and Tourism Industry estimates there will be a need for 60,000 new workers each year. We take a look at the current state of hospitality jobs and try to understand exactly why the current crisis exists and what needs to be done to address it.

 

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Topics: Gripping News

16 Things Customers Do that Annoy Cashiers

Published 18, Sep 2017

Working as a cashier can be difficult, tiring work because cashiers have to endure repetitive motions, and mental fatigue - sometimes things just aren't as straightforward as they should be, so when those kind of customers come in, it makes their job even harder.

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Topics: Life @ Work

National Cupcake Week: How to Prepare Your Business [18-24 September]

Published 12, Sep 2017

Piled high with icing in assorted colours, topped with melted marshmallows, frosted with nutella, decorated with roses, or even dressed up like like your favourite Pokemon, if you can’t get enough cake then you’re in luck: National Cupcake Week runs from the 18th to 24th of September. So whether you love red velvet cupcakes, classic chocolate cupcakes, banoffee pie cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes, or any unique combinations (like shepherd’s pie “cupcakes”), there’s something for everyone in a week devoted entirely to cupcakes. It’s exciting! How do you plan to celebrate? Here’s how to prepare your business for this sweet event.

 

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4 Ways Cashiers Can Improve Foot Safety at Work

Published 11, Sep 2017

Besides having to deal with customers chatting on their phones in the queue or screaming children knocking down that display you spent thirty minutes stacking, cashiers face physical issues from long days standing or sitting at the tills or from performing routine tasks on the job. So whether you’re a barista, a bank teller, a grocery store cashier, or a retail worker, here are 4 ways cashiers can improve foot safety at work.

 

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips

7 Treatments for Cashier Repetitive Strain Injuries

Published 06, Sep 2017

Since cashiers move constantly in the same way - moving items from the conveyor to the scanner, lifting in small motions, completing bank teller tasks, removing clothing tags, and so forth (depending on industry) - cashiers are susceptible to repetitive strain injuries. But what are the most common injuries and how do you treat them?

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Topics: Life @ Work

Coffee Shop WiFi Management: Tips for Owners

Published 05, Sep 2017

We’ve all seen that person in the coffee shop taking up valuable real estate, the cool corner chair or table and the best, most accessible plug, absorbed in their laptop - and they’ve only bought one cup of tea (or worst, keep requesting free ice water). You can’t exactly kick them out, but every hour they sit there with their laptop, they’re losing you business, and slowing down your bandwidth. When free WiFi comes to your business, how do you manage it, and how do you deal with those tricky customers? Here are some tips for owners: Coffee Shop WiFi Management.

 

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Topics: Foodie Culture

What Does the Health and Safety at Work Act Cover?

Published 05, Sep 2017

Passed as an Act of Parliament, the Health and Safety at Work Act came into law in 1974 and is the main piece of Health and Safety legislation in the United Kingdom. The act places a duty on employers to ensure that all workers are healthy, safe, and have general welfare at work, where reasonably possible. So what does the Health and Safety at Work Act cover - also known as HSWA, HASAWA, or HSW Act? We’ll take a deeper look.

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips

A+A Trade Show Preview: We'll Be There!

Published 04, Sep 2017

Want to know all there is to know about workplace safety, security, and health? Visit SHOES FOR CREWS (EUROPE), Ltd. at the A+A Trade Show (stand number 5K44) in Dusseldorf, Germany from the 17th-20th October 2017.

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Topics: Gripping News

Working in a Kitchen with No Experience: Tips for Survival

Published 31, Aug 2017

Many restaurant staff positions require different levels of expertise. For example, a bartending position may require prior experience since making a cocktail well is a learned skill, and the same goes for the chef at the saute station (where the most complicated dishes are prepared); however, there are kitchen positions that can be trained and are perfect for those with no experience. Often upscale restaurants want lots of experience, but small to mid-size restaurants, food trucks, and cafes are happy to take on newbies.

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Topics: Life @ Work

Pop Up Restaurant Safety Regulations: 7 Things to Consider

Published 24, Aug 2017

Pop up restaurants are incredibly popular at the moment, and the appeal of pop-ups - for chefs and restaurateurs - is the overheads are much lower than for traditional restaurants, catering businesses or food trucks. 

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips

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