Entries are now open for the 2017 Caterer.com People Awards

The hospitality sector may be the fourth largest industry in the UK and employ nearly five million people, but for hospitality employers the struggle to attract, recruit and retain the talent they need is ongoing and often painful. With the industry in growth, competition for candidates is sharper than ever, and the disruption of Brexit threatens to add further challenges. Long-term projections from the BHA suggest that at least 700,000 additional people will be required to fill roles by the end of the decade.

The impact of skills gaps is felt keenly on the bottom line, with productivity and customer satisfaction taking a hit when gaps in the workforce remain. So, it’s good to see that so many hospitality employers are working hard to implement new and innovative methods that not only attract and recruit talent, but to retain it too.

To celebrate these exciting initiatives, Caterer.com is delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2017 Caterer.com People Awards. These well-established awards showcase and reward the best initiatives in hospitality recruitment, development and retention and celebrate the work of hospitality employers in their mission to attract the best talent, deliver outstanding experience to customers, and offer rewarding and meaningful careers to their employees.

2016 winners include Dishoom (Learning & Development), Jumeirah Hotel Group (Rewards & Benefits), National Theatre (On-Boarding Initiative), Byron Hamburgers (Employer Brand Campaign)  and Durham University Catering Department (Leadership in Recruitment, Development and Retention).

There are 13 Caterer.com People Awards, it’s free and straightforward to enter, and entries are welcomed from hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs and food service providers of all sizes and from all areas of the UK. Judging takes place in July and each category has a bespoke judging panel of Heads of HR, In-House Recruiters, sector specialists and industry leaders.

The 2017 Caterer.com People Awards will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge on October 5th 2017. Full details on how to enter can be found at caterer.com/people-awards

For all enquiries regarding our Caterer.com People Awards 2017, please contact [email protected].