Daily Archives: February 1, 2019

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Feb
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20% More Hospitality Jobs Were Posted Last Year

According to online job site CV Library, the number of hospitality jobs increased by 19% last year. The salaries for these jobs increased too by 7.1%, making the average salary for the industry £28,250. The increase in salaries was the third largest seen across all sectors, with only legal and marketing experiencing higher increases.

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Why the Increase?

The uncertainty linked to Brexit is the biggest single reason for the increase in vacancies. EU workers currently make up around a quarter of all employees in the sector. Many of these workers, however, are said to be considering leaving the UK in the next year, while others have decided not to move here for work.

Government data shows that there has been a reduction in the number of EU citizens coming to the UK to work, leaving many employers short-staffed and unable to fill vacancies, especially those that are suitable for those with low-level skills or people looking for seasonal work. This is backed up by a YouGov poll which found 330,000 EU nationals working in the hospitality sector are thinking about leaving the UK because of Brexit.

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This means that businesses now have a smaller pool of potential workers to recruit from and that they need to make any employment package more attractive. This includes paying higher salaries and offering better benefits than their competitors in order to attract the best staff.

Longer-Term Impact

As part of its Brexit plans, the UK government is planning on introducing … Read More

Feb
1

4 Ways to Select the Right Music for Your Store

We have probably all had the experience of shopping somewhere with badly chosen background music. There is nothing like a loud and obnoxious track to immediately put you off your browsing. Retailers face a difficult decision when deciding how to make background music effective.

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Some shops might give up on playing music all together, but that can create an awkward silence. Scientific research has been done on how influential background music can be when it is well chosen. The best background music is the kind that you might not notice but that enhances your shopping experience. This in turn can lead to customers buying more products. There are a few factors to consider when picking this kind of music.

1. Legality

It may seem obvious, but it is easy to forget that the first consideration when choosing music to play in a public place is if you have the right to do so. Check and double-check the licensing requirements before you do anything.

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2. Brand

Your business must have its own brand. This is your style, the thing that makes you distinctive as a company. You want your music to match that. For instance, if you sell elegant jewellery, you will want elegant music. All in store media contributes to the overall impression created by your shop. This includes any digital screens such as those available with in store media, and it includes your musical choices.

3. Target Audience

Closely related to this, you will … Read More

Feb
1

How to Set Up a Warehouse Using Pallet Racking

Getting things right at the planning stage will make your warehouse as efficient and safe as possible, leaving plenty of scope for further improvements. You can hire great staff and train them to the highest standards, but time and profit will be lost if the pallet racking system isn’t right.

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Best Use of Space

Expecting profit from overcrowded shelves and inaccessibility can prove foolish. When it comes to pallet racking Ireland authorities insist on annual inspections, so well-planned pallet racking can be the perfect option. You can still utilise your full warehouse space yet leave enough room for orderly storage and accessibility.

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The Long or the Short of It

Warehouses are mostly rectangular, so having shelves lengthways can usually maximise storage. Whilst this naturally works best for warehouses with varied traffic flows prepared for every eventuality, warehouse managers that expect a more consistent flow of traffic may see the benefit in looking at alternative layouts. Furthermore, you should also ensure that staging areas for both receiving and shipping are given appropriate locations.

More or Less

Calculating the number of shelf levels required will take some serious thought. Warehouse managers will know that average pallets have approximately two metres of load on the shelf once beams on both sides have been factored in to ensure correct weight distribution. So using this information combined with the number of pallets usually stored will help you to decide on the right number of shelves. When considering the options available with … Read More