Managing Staff Shortages and Coping Mechanisms

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.

hospitality staff shortages, lack of available staff

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.

Share your opinion by participating in our recent poll on The Collective!

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