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BREXIT : A Good Time To Be In Hospitality Industry ?

1st March 2019


BREXIT: Good time to be in Hospitality Industry?

It’s a chaotic environment in UK post the referendum passed on 23 June 2016, where Britain voted to leave EU on 29 March 2019. Since then there has been  growing concerns regarding the effect of the same on UK’s economic environment. 

Hospitality industry in UK is currently the 3rd biggest employer, accounting for 3.2m jobs through direct and 2.8m through indirect employment in 2017, with an overall contribution of £158 billion towards UK economy according to UK hospitality. The biggest concern is regarding the number of EU nationals that are employed in hospitality due to the unique set of skills they bring to the table. According to the HOSPA, around 4.5 million people that are currently working in hospitality sector are from the European Union and post brexit this might lead to a huge employment gap, if they decide to leave the UK.

At present, with Labour party earlier backing up the decision of Britain leaving EU, has stood up towards having a new referendum towards Brexit stating that the prime minister has failed to ensure the parliament a stable economic environment by exiting EU without a deal on March 29. Possible delay in Brexit.

Between all this mess it leaves hospitality industry in a position, where now they need to focus on their current recruitment strategies and come up with ways to retaining skilled employees. HOSPA has also pointed out that there has been a decline in the number of people applying from overseas towards hospitality industry.

From the recruitment perspective, UK hospitality sector will face an employment gap creating more employment opportunities for UK nationals. But again, to work in hospitality sector a certain amount of skills and experience is required which is been filled by personnel’s that are recruited from EU on a longterm basis, and with the knowledge that UK lacks experienced and skilled workers to fill positions that requires highly skilled employee, there is a risk that ‘job’ rather than ‘career’ attitude could become more widespread in industry while turning to UK workers to make up for the shortfall. This will also lead the hospitality recruitment to come up with new strategies to invest more resources in training and development of the new staff. At Hotedin we connect skilled workers from hospitality sector that matches the recruiters profile. To know more visit our website.

For a candidate point of view, who aspires to join hospitality sector in UK are in a good spot if they can acquire or already have the skills and knowledge required for the position, as the demand for them will tend to increase. Apart from this, many EU workers offer important language and service skills which enhances customers and visitors experience and service satisfaction, and thus retaining them through providing work visa will become a priority for recruiters from an economic perspective, as retention is more viable as compared to putting more resources into training and development.

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At last, there are two sides to the same coin. If you are passionate about hospitality and want a career in the same, development of skills and knowledge should be a priority. At Hotedin we provide online training courses from the best known names in hospitality recruitment.

On the other hand, finding the right candidate that matches the job profile with the same set of skills can become a time-consuming process and to be in hospitality a certain type of personality is required. Here at Hotedin, we provide you with the feature of Video CV attached to candidates resume allowing you to make a more informed decision. You can count on a greater awareness of who it is that you are considering for your positions which is going to create real results in your business, because you are going to end up with a curated staff that borders on perfect.

With an integrated marketing strategy, Hotedin have ade its presence known across the Hospitality Industry. Hiring managers and other professionals all around the country are realizing what a game-changer Hotedin is in the world of hiring.

So, no matter what Hotedin has your back!


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