With the recent trigger of Article 50, the clock has finally started ticking on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Whilst the country still seems to be divided on how to adapt to the new world that befalls us, we at Sidekicks have been discussing what this change means for employers, especially those within the hospitality industry.
EU nationals make up 7% of the British workforce, however, within the hospitality industry, this is much higher, with nearly a third of the workforce emanating from the EU. For many organisations, these individuals are the lifeblood of the business and integral to future wealth creation.
Following on from this, our discussions took two streams of thought. Either the hospitality industry is going to be negatively affected with a rise in job openings and a decline in suitable candidates; or Brexit will result in increased foreign travel, which may see the pound strengthen, boosting the hospitality sector with a rise in customers as well as job openings.
What are your thoughts?
What we do know is that companies will be forced to revisit their hiring and talent management strategies, ensuring that their employees and potential hires feel safe in such unsettled times. This is where we can be of great help. We understand the office support sector with many of our clients situated within the hospitality industry. We go above and beyond to coach and mentor our candidates through uncertain periods of their career, taking into account the market. We believe in the power of clarity and communication when discussing recruitment needs. We understand the impending changes that will occur in the market and how to communicate these clearly to both clients and candidates, always with the goal of longer-term retention rooted firmly in our minds.
We provide people who support leaders who change the world – the world is changing and we’re confident we can help.
About the author
Molly is a charismatic and unique recruiter with experience in a wide variety of industries ranging from leisure to consultancy, including internal and external recruitment.
Molly is also a qualified health and fitness professional so she has a naturally supportive approach and is committed to helping people realise their own potential and achieve greatness.
Molly is a very honest and straight talking individual with a can-do attitude who thrives on building key relationships and dedicates herself to exceed goals and find solutions whilst delivering a quality service.
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