Drink measures will lead to bar recruiting crisis

first_img Previous Article Next Article HRprofessionals working in the licensed premises sector will face major staffingproblems following the provisions in the Queen’s Speech enabling pubs, bars andrestaurants to stay open all day.HRdirector at Greene King Pub Company Julian Bradwell says longer opening hourswould put massive pressure on recruitment within the sector as employersstruggle to staff establishments for the longer opening hours.”Thereare huge implications – we would need to increase the number of managers by athird and double the other staff.” However,Bradwell welcomed the greater flexibility the proposals would offer employers.Hesaid Greene King pubs would not open 24 hours a day because of the staffingissue, but would look at extending opening where appropriate.Thelaw will be finalised in the next parliamentary session and is designed to cutdisorder and offer more freedom to drinkers.JohnMcNamara, chief executive of the British Institute of Innkeeping, whichrepresents 15,000 licensees, said staggered closing times would help remove‘flashpoints’ at 11 pm, but must be combined with best practice guidelines andmore training.Thenew measures in short:–Flexible opening – up to 24-hour opening seven days a week–Powers to close pubs where disorder occurs, without notice–Children allowed access to any part of premises at discretion of licencee–Less red tape – an integrated scheme for licensing premises–Local authorities to grant licences Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Drink measures will lead to bar recruiting crisisOn 26 Nov 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *