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CROWN MELBOURNE TO TRAIN 1,000 WORKERS TO JOIN LOCAL HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Crown Melbourne is set to train up 1,000 hospitality workers at its local learning centre, Crown College, as part of efforts to help fill a skills shortage in Victoria’s hospitality industry due to COVID-19…

MANAGING STAFF SHORTAGES IN 2021

While available jobs are increasing in numbers as the hospitality industry ramps up ready for reopening after months in lockdown, SEEK’s figures showed there is currently a lag by prospective employees…

500 JOBS OPEN FOR “THE SUMMER OF FUN”

Australian Venue Co has launched an ambitious new recruitment drive in anticipation of extraordinary demand this summer. The group is investing tens of thousands of dollars to fill 500 jobs, targeting…

HR EXPERT RAISES ISSUES OVER MANDATORY VACCINE POLICIES

A leading human resources expert has urged employers to prepare for workers turning down the COVID-19 vaccine, as company mandate and incentive schemes ramp up across the country. The Fair Work Ombudsman has…

HOSPITALITY DRAWS CREATIVE PEOPLE

If you’re a creative person, you might think that a career in the hospitality industry would put an end to your inspiration and ideas. It might seem like an industry of staying within the rules and limitations.…

AUSTRALIANSUPER AND CLUB PLUS SUPER TO MERGE

AustralianSuper and Club Plus Super are in talks to merge after a ‘rigorous process’ of due diligence, creating a $207 billion fund. According to Club Plus Super, the two firms had signed a memorandum…

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Child on machines at Sydney Club. It could happen to any of us. It only took a moment and a lack of attention but a large Sydney club has been fined almost $6000 for allowing a toddler to play a gaming…

IT’S GETTING TOUGHER TO FIND AND KEEP FRONTLINE GAMING STAFF – SO WHAT’S CHANGED

Twenty years ago the role of front line staff in a club or hotel involved many more hands on practical skills than it does today.   There were coins in machines, and later notes, which would get jammed…

CAPITALISING ON YOUR EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION

Compared to most industries, the gaming industry has very high employee turnover (as high as 75% among frontline employees in some clubs I know). Replacing an employee can cost anywhere from 30 percent…

NO CHANGE TO CLUB AWARD PENALTY RATES

The Fair Work Commission this week denied an application by Clubs Australia to bring overtime and weekend rates for clubs into line with other hospitality industry companies after the Commission’s decision…

CHANGING INTERIM RSA & RCG CERTS. NOW EASIER

Making changes to an interim NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) certificate that holders may require, are now being processed by Service NSW. For example,…

‘ASK FOR ANGELA’ SAFETY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR SYDNEY VENUES

Sydney pub, club and bar staff are being trained to follow a new protocol to assist persons who feel unsafe. The NSW Government launched the internationally recognised 'Ask for Angela' safety campaign…