Nestlé Professional has launched a new report to tackle hospitality skills shortage.
Nearly a third (31%) of people don’t think hospitality is a career path you actively choose, while 73% of managers are concerned that the hospitality industry is no longer an attractive career. 60% of managers are struggling to retain staff.
However, more than two thirds (70%) of hospitality workers say they are proud to work in the industry and 53% of those outside the sector think it would be rewarding. The research, which also found that more than half (57%) of those who have left the industry would consider returning.
““One of the strongest messages to come out of our research was just how important it is to reward employees for their achievements and help develop their career,” says Paul Lumley, brand and communications manager at Nestlé Professional. “Our very own Toque d’Or competition supports apprentices and students in their progression by celebrating their fantastic skills and has evolved over the last 30 years to leave a legacy that we can be proud of.”