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The role of training in lockdown recovery

The Role of Training in Lockdown Recovery

The hospitality sector accounted for a third of the UK’s entire drop in GDP in March and April. Now as we look to the future of hospitality, the changes in consumer habits and the new standard for rigorous safety measures, we look at what role training plays in the recovery of hospitality.

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Hospitality Professionals: Returning to the Sector

Hospitality Professionals: Returning to the Sector

One of our commitments as we all continue to manage the changing industry landscape is to provide people-driven data to drive change in our businesses. Our Hospitality Professionals panel gives a key insight into those working within the hospitality sector, who have a passion for the industry and a desire to be heard, along with a wealth of experience and expertise which can be learnt from when planning for recovery. Our latest Hospitality Professionals survey was completed by our panel of frontline hospitality workers between the 31st July and 5th September and focuses on the return to working in the sector.

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First Aid Training During COVID – What you need to know

First Aid Training During COVID – What you need to know

As a business operator, it’s important to fulfil your obligations to your teams in providing adequate and appropriate first aid equipment, facilities and personnel. And this means there should always be a trained first aider on-site at all times. However, like many things this year, you may have experienced some disruption to your planned first aid training. It’s important you know how this impacts you and your first aider’s status and what your responsibilities are. In this article, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about first aid training during the pandemic.

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What to Expect from Our Biggest App Update Yet

What to Expect from Our Biggest App Update Yet

With so many of us turning to mobile over desktop we know we need to continue to deliver the best possible learning experience and that means continuously developing our mobile technology. Here’s what you can expect with our biggest and most exciting app update yet.

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How to reduce no-shows at your restaurant

4 Tips to Reduce Restaurant No-Shows

As hospitality businesses across the UK continue in their reopening efforts amidst heightened hygiene and changes to operations to support COVID measures, the problem of no-shows to bookings can cause problems. As many businesses are running their operation at a reduced capacity, every cover counts. Our new free learning activity has been produced in collaboration with sector experts to help hospitality operators implement actions to reduce the number of no-shows.

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Supporting the Sector: What Challenges Did Lockdown bring?

We have been humbled and proud to be part of the hospitality sector during these challenging few months of lockdown. The road ahead isn’t fully clear, venues are operating at a lower capacity than normal or may not have reopened at all, operations have changed, the public may be feeling nervous about returning to normal.

Here at CPL Learning, we knew we needed to play our part in supporting the sector. Here, we’ll look at some of the challenges, the solutions and what we’ve learnt for the future and how learning and development will look as we enter the new normal.

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Hospitality Professionals Rate Learning During Lockdown

Hospitality Professionals Rate Learning During Lockdown

Training specialists CPL Learning have joined forces with insight and data consultancy CGA to provide a unique perspective on the impact of lockdown on front line hospitality team members with our most recent survey. Over 500 hospitality professionals from the across the sector where surveyed revealing how team members feel about reopening, the extent to which team members have been supported through lockdown and their thoughts on their future within the sector. We’ve broken down the data to show you what impact learning and development has had on your teams, and how investment in personal and professional development helps to build a strong and supportive team for your business.

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Publicans – Have Your Say by Taking Our Survey

Publicans – Have Your Say by Taking Our Survey

Are you a publican running a leased, tenanted, or freehold venue? This week, we have launched a new survey in conjunction with data insight consultancy CGA aimed ay understanding the thoughts, opinions and challenges tenants, lessees, and free trade operators have experienced during this non-trading period. Find out how you can help support the sector by taking part in our survey today.

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Team Survey Results – How do your teams feel about reopening?

Hospitality Professionals Survey – How Do Your Teams Feel About Reopening?

CGA, the insight and data consultancy for pub, bar, and restaurant operators and training specialist CPL Learning have provided a unique perspective on the re-opening of the hospitality sector, from those on the front line. The research is a first-of-its-kind study with over 500 professionals from across the hospitality sector revealing the extent to which employees have been supported through lockdown and their thoughts ahead of returning to the industry. Find out how your teams feel about reopening on the blog.

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