Yours truly, aka. The SilverFox – had the privilege of hosting the open food theatre at the event on Sunday. My guests included the incomparable Sarah Graham from Sarah Graham’s food safaris. The intriguingly named Eric Bullpit from La Motte and many up and coming chefs from Time Square.
By Stephen Hickmore – I hear the disappointment in a candidate’s voice when I tell them they didn’t get the job. The down side of being a recruiter is delivering the bad news. It’s understandable that negative information hurts and it’s natural to feel rejected, but the important thing is to learn from the disappointment and become a better job applicant. A mature approach to rejection is good for your career. A chance to fix the elements that you got wrong.
The ruling assists in regulating the relationship between temporary employment services and an employee, not doing away with it, writes Brian Msimanga
The first week in May was especially difficult. It was a dark week. We lost two lovely chefs. They decided that life was no longer worth living. We didn’t see it coming.
I have been invited to do a talk on the new generation of hospitality workers. Essentially where they may differ in workplace expectations to the previous generations. To put together my presentation please may I ask for your help via a quick 3 minute questionnaire?...
Mental health should be a priority for the hospitality industry, according to George Calombaris.
This article from www.ehotelier.com resonated with me this morning
David Lund is The Hotel Financial Coach – I have a dream. My dream is that the numbers – the numbers that so many managers agonize over in our industry – are just as accessible as guest service and employee engagement. Let me put this another way for more clarity: I want you and the other leaders and managers in your hotel to be just as comfortable dealing with the numbers as you are dealing with guests and colleagues.
JOHANNESBURG – Last week saw Tourism South Africa put on its most spectacular Tourism Indaba to date. With more than 1000 exhibitors from across the continent and 6000 delegates from 80 countries, the size of the event was an indication of the immense contribution to our economy that tourism makes.
The hospitality industry has always been a demanding industry to work in. What with the unsociable hours and the demands of discerning and sometimes difficult guests. It’s hard enough to find skills let alone people who can make a unique contribution to the hotel, restaurant, lodge or conference centre. Stephen Hickmore spoke to industry leaders at Tourism Indaba Durban
Breaking travel news – Tourism ministers from several African countries have called for greater regional cooperation to ensure growth in tourism across the continent.