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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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Get Ready for Rum – The Next Big Thing

Get Ready for Rum – The Next Big Thing

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.

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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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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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#FAIR4Hospitality: UKH launches campaign to support reopening of sector

UKH Calls on Government to be #FAIR4Hospitality

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the hospitality sector, with a 21% decline in trade in the first quarter of 2020 as the industry moved into lockdown – 10% worse than the whole economy. Now there has been a near wipe-out of trade with around a third of businesses reporting that they will never reopen some sites. #FAIR4Hospitality outlines the key areas that the government can focus on to support the sector in reopening.

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Cellar to Glass: Cellar and Bar Online Course Launched

Cellar to Glass: Cellar and Bar Online Course Launched

Today, CPL Learning launch an exciting new online learning programme – Cellar to Glass. Developed using the expertise of Beer Sommelier Annabel Smith, the Cellar to Glass e-learning course provides a comprehensive guide to implementing best practices in the cellar, behind the bar and ensuring that premises are in pristine condition.

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