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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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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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4 things your teams need to know when reopening

4 Things Your Teams Need to Know When Reopening

When hospitality businesses begin to reopen, the landscape will be different and building confidence in your teams and customers will be vital to running a successful operation. But how do you build this confidence? You can start by delivering training to your teams that allow them to be confident in how to deliver service in a new world. We’ve developed a new learning programme that will deliver the training your teams need, in one place and accessible whenever and wherever it’s needed.

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Are you ready to serve? Prepare for reopening with CPL Learning

Are You Ready to Serve? Prepare for Reopening with CPL Learning

At the start of 2020, no one could have imagined how different things would be just a few short months down the line for ourselves, our businesses, and our teams. And as we start to turn our thoughts to the easing of lockdown and preparing for reopening, we want to continue to offer support to the hospitality industry. Find out everything you need to know about our brand new Ready to Serve learning programme as the first Team Member course modules are released today.

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