THE managing director of Blackburn-based specialist interim chef recruiter CJUK has met the Secretary of State for Works and Pensions to describe the skills shortage crisis in the hospitality industry.
Michelle Mellor, joined the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) round table event to discuss the employment challenges many industries are facing.
She explained the staffing crisis in hospitality and how three years ago CJUK actively shifted their strategic intentions to really focus on their chefs and put them at the heart of the business.
“People businesses need to be more people centric than ever before, placing humans at the heart of human businesses is crucial,” said Mellor (pictured).
“Hospitality is all about pleasing people, we need to re- humanise the industry not de- humanise it.
“Taking the time to have relevance with your workforce, and to understand what they hold of value and of greatest importance, so they are engaged and have a sense of belonging at work is crucial if we are to make any difference to jobs in our sector.”