Back in July, we released the first insights from our Hospitality Professionals survey which revealed what frontline hospitality workers are looking for when it comes to personal and professional development. In this article, we’ll look at some of our newest product-based online courses, and how they align with customer demand, market trends and how they can ultimately help your venue throughout 2021.
In the service sector, compliance training is a fundamental part of your operation. With a constant stream of new and updated regulatory guidance, keeping on top of compliance training can be an ongoing challenge for many operators. And for an industry that is made up of predominantly deskless workers, facilitating compliance training can be even more of a struggle. This week, we take a look at how pub chain Young & Co.’s Brewery have managed to boost their compliance scores across their 208 sites using the CPL Learning platform.
Some of our latest course modules have been developed to help operators navigate the changing landscape of service and hospitality. Our Director of Learning and Education, Martin Hilton, shares his experiences and how we can learn to adapt.
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.
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.
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.
With rum set to be the next big thing in the drinks market, make sure you and your team get ahead of the curve with our new online course. After the explosion in gin popularity over the last couple of years, everyone is wondering what the next big thing in drinks is set to be. Recent research from CGA report that prior to lockdown the rum market was in 3% growth, being driven predominantly by growth in the golden and spiced rum categories. There has also been a growth in the number of rum brands entering the market, suggesting that rum could well be the next spirit category to follow gin in growth.
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.
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.