20 Jun 2022
Whilst all of us in the hospitality sector are delighted that events businesses are back operating at full capacity, several new challenges have emerged for most venues, from price rises and inflation through to often crippling staff shortages. We spoke to a few venues, and we hope their advice and experience below will help you to find solutions.
First off, two tips from our founder venue, Elmore Court, on how they have sought to address their staffing challenges. 1. Increase wages to make the hospitality industry a more attractive career prospect and 2. Address the issue around zero-hour contracts by guaranteeing hours and ensuring a work life balance.
We also spoke to Dewsall Court, who have been struggling to find kitchen talent. Their solution was to “scout around their usual methods”, broadening standard channels to include local social media communities. Good news for all their hosts, they’ve since managed to find excellent qualified local staff to fill the position.
What are your thoughts? If you’ve been struggling to fill your team vacancies, we would love to know more about how you’re managing the situation.
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“Hostology brings everything in to one place, increasing the efficiency of our event managers, while at the same time creating a great platform for our customers to use.”Harry & Georgina Dearden, Pennard House
“We now spend much more time with each client, meaning we can offer an even more personal service. This is what we have been waiting for since we opened in 2010.”Phil and Susie Godsal, Iscoyd Park
“Hostology has carefully thought through how a tech solution can not only make the event management process smoother, saving in time and admin, but can also provide an enjoyable work flow for the client.”Joshua Dugdale, Wasing Park
“The systemising, streamlining and efficiencies are a game changer for our business and equally will make planning the wedding logistics less ‘dry’ for our couples and their guests – it is a win, win, win!”Jane Robinson & Samantha Vaughan, Dewsall Court
“Hostology is a fantastic platform that brings the many elements of organising bespoke events under one roof. It has transformed the organisation of our business, saved many staff hours and made us far more efficient.”Phil and Susie Godsal, Iscoyd Park