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Do You Make The Most Of Work Meetings?

Do You Make The Most Of Work Meetings?

There are many jobs where you may feel as though you spend more of your time in meetings than actually doing the work you’re paid for. Everyone would agree that it’s important to make meetings as effective as possible, and the ways in which to do this may evolve with more people working from home at present. A recent article for Forbes highlighted research by […]

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Consumers Demand Adventurous Flavours

Consumers Demand Adventurous Flavours

It has become crucial for publicans to keep up with the public demand for adventurous flavours and innovative drinks, and in particular the growth of the mixers market, according to the Morning Advertiser. Licensed drinks outlets are taking advantage of the new trends and releases in the mixer market, buoyed by the public’s exploration of new and interesting flavours, to help ensure 2020 is a […]

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China Town Restaurants Deserted Following Coronavirus Outbreak

China Town Restaurants Deserted Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Over the last few weeks, coronavirus has become a global epidemic, affecting thousands of people in China and beyond, and killing more than 1,000 people so far. Having originated in Wuhan, people have been advised to leave the area in central China and seek treatment as soon as possible. However, it is not just those in China who have been affected by the flu-like virus, […]

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AMR Bacteria Present In Retail Chicken ‘In Decline’

AMR Bacteria Present In Retail Chicken ‘In Decline’

The results of an annual survey testing fresh chicken on sale in the UK to see if they are contaminated with antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) E. coli and AMR campylobacter have been published, revealing an overall decline in contamination for 2017-2018 in comparison to previous years. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) study seems to suggest that tighter controls on antimicrobial usage in industry could be having a […]

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The Importance Of Food Hygiene Training

The Importance Of Food Hygiene Training

Whether you are setting up a catering business for yourself or want a job working in a restaurant, bar or café, it is important to embark on food hygiene training courses. Here are just some reasons why brushing up on your knowledge of food hygiene would not only reduce the chance of contamination, but also improve your career prospects.   – Training is necessary According […]

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Do Your Skills Match Your Career?

Do Your Skills Match Your Career?

Finding a job that you’re passionate about and where you have the skills you need to succeed can feel like a dream for many. In fact, new research has found that just 33 per cent of people believe that their current job matches their skillset. Global Recruiter shared the findings of a study by PensionBee, which also found that just 16 per cent of those […]

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A Bartender’s New Year’s Eve Survival Guide!

A Bartender’s New Year’s Eve Survival Guide!

With New Year’s Eve and 2020 just a mere matter of hours away, no doubt you’re all gearing up for the various celebrations you have in mind. For members of the general public, a big bash at this time of year holds nothing but the promise of fun with friends and family, but for those on the other side of the bar it could be […]

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How Safe Is Your Construction Company To Work For?

How Safe Is Your Construction Company To Work For?

Prioritising health and safety at all times is a must for any company working within the construction sector, as this is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. As such, it’s essential that all staff members, from the top of the business to the bottom, know what their individual responsibilities are where health risks and preventing them are concerned. But it seems that […]

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7 Top Tips For Driving Festive Alcohol Sales

7 Top Tips For Driving Festive Alcohol Sales

Christmas is nearly here, somehow, so there’s no better time than right now to sit down and think how you plan to maximise your sales where alcohol is concerned this season. People love a drink at this time of year and for hospitality businesses, this represents a golden opportunity to make a few extra sales. But how best to go about doing this? Luckily, there […]

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Govt Launches £4m Youth Employment Scheme

Govt Launches £4m Youth Employment Scheme

The government has shown its commitment to improving employment rates among the young, and often defected, portion of society by launching a £4 million scheme to help them get on the career ladder. It hopes it will help cut youth unemployment even further, with levels having already fallen by 48 per cent since 2010. According to the Department for Work and Pensions, it hopes to […]

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