More than 30 leading companies, such as Big Table Group, Greene King, Parkdean Resorts, and Revolution Bars, have joined a new campaign called the Hospitality Wellbeing and Development Promise which focuses on creating a positive and supportive work environment for employees to grow and succeed. The Promise is also supported by trade associations across the industry, including UKHospitality, British Beer and Pub Association and British Institute of Innkeeping.
Set up by the sector and spearheaded by the Hospitality and Tourism Skills Board and supported by Government, all hospitality businesses are eligible to sign-up and show their commitment to the training, development and wellbeing of their staff. As well as a commitment by businesses, a wide range of guidance to help businesses deliver a better workplace environment is being made available.
Steve Richards, who leads the Hospitality and Tourism Skills Board and is the CEO of Parkdean Resorts, said that caring for employees should be everyone’s main goal in the hospitality industry.
“Growing our own talent is so important and ensuring we offer the right support for our staff is critical. Long gone are the days of just sticking someone on a training course to tick the development box.
“As employers, we have a duty of care to look out for our teams’ mental health and wellbeing and it’s our responsibility to take this seriously, in addition to the formal training we all offer.
“I would urge every hospitality business to sign up to the Promise and together we can show that hospitality is one of the most supportive, inclusive and rewarding places to work.”