30th January – Jobs of the Week

Chef de Partie – £18k – Buckinghamshire – Apply via http://goo.gl/oi6b5X

Front Office Manager – Corporate and Leisure Hotel – Southampton – Apply via http://goo.gl/J380Nq

Banqueting Sous Chef – Buckinghamshire – Apply via http://goo.gl/y7DRUi

Sous chef £25k – Worcester – Apply via http://goo.gl/dD8RJb

Sous Chef – Suffolk – up to £28k – Apply via http://goo.gl/nLFzHI

Assistant HR Manager – Berkshire – £35,000+ – Apply via http://goo.gl/3dBkeA

Hotel Manager – West Midlands – Apply via http://goo.gl/rdHXw4

Reception & Reservations Manager – Stunning Boutique Hotel – Hertfords – Apply via http://goo.gl/SsiH8v

For more JWR Jobs, please visit our website: http://www.jwrecruitment.co.uk/jobs.php

Increased competition for Hospitality jobs

Hospitality jobs

A recent report by the Caterer.com and People 1st shows an increase of 17% in hospitality job applications whilst the number of jobs remain the same with just over 1,000,000 in the quarter. This increase in application can be seen across the country but mainly in the following areas:

35% in London

43% in the North West

71% in Scotland

114% in Wales.

The report also contains specific analysis of the hotel sector, where applications averaged 62 per job across Hotel Management, Housekeeping, Porter, Reception – Concierge and Reservations Manager roles.

The increase in applications however doesn’t resolve the on-going issue of skill shortages in the hospitality industry. This is due to the fact that 1/5 of the hotel workforce will leave every year. Although the level of competition for roles has risen within hotels, so has the proportion of hotel employers reporting that they have vacancies, hard-to-fill vacancies and skills shortage vacancies, illustrating that few people stay in the industry long term.

Ian Burke, Website Director, Caterer.com, commented: “Whilst industry skills shortages make life difficult for employers, they can position themselves to ensure that they recruit and retain staff that fit their desired profile. The question for hospitality employers now is how to attract and retain the most relevant candidates. There is none simple solution, but a key component is to have a strong and meaningful employer brand, something which an increasing number of hospitality employers are successfully embracing.”