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  • New Global Directors Join the 2018-2019 HFTP Board

    The HFTP 2018-2019 Global Board of Directors was installed during the association's 2018 Annual Convention and introduces new directors Toni Bau, Carson Booth, CHTP and Mark Fancourt. These extensive director profiles give insight into the distinguished professions and personal goals of HFTP's newest association leaders.

  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Introducing 'Your HFTP': An Updated Online Interface for HFTP Members

    HFTP is excited to announce the newly updated “Your HFTP” online account portal. “Your HFTP” allows you to successfully manage your HFTP membership online. This refreshed online interface looks and feels just like the HFTP website and (better yet) is mobile-responsive.

Strong, Confident, Smart - with hospitality in their heart (Part 2) · 8 March 2019
We continue with our celebrations of Women in Hospitality with Sara Jayne Stanes OBE and Maxine Muir, sharing with us what makes working in hospitality so great and the ways in which in which organisations can support more women in hospitality.

Vegan-uary delivers job boom for hospitality industry ·24 January 2019
Inspired by celebrities including Beyoncé, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding, Britons are embracing ‘Veganuary’ in record numbers.

Introducing Chefs in Schools · 3 January 2019
When the government commissioned the School Food Plan and outlined how to improve the food culture and food served in schools, it found, perhaps not surprisingly, that school food is much better nutritionally than packed lunches. By increasing the take up of school food, schools not only improve the quality of food the children eat, but economies of scale mean that they can serve higher quality meals more economically.

Christmas is 'Cancelled' and we have Brexit to thank ·13 December 2018
The festive season may be in jeopardy as the Brexit vote becomes the Christmas ‘Grinch’, with the hospitality industry already feeling the pinch. Our research revealed more than half (57%) of pub, bar, hotel and restaurant groups are already starting to feel the knock-on effects of the Brexit vote.

Helping women from developing countries build careers in hospitality · 4 December 2018
“From an early age, I was taught to do what I could to help those less fortunate and make a positive contribution to their lives. I think the values of giving back and providing to others influenced my decision to enter hospitality and to continue making a positive impact.”
commercial People Awards 2018 Winners Announced · 1 October 2018
The UK’s bravest and best hospitality employers are creating innovative programmes to recruit, develop and retain talent. Boasting incredible standards and quality of service in some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world, the UK hospitality sector provides jobs to 7% of the working population and despite the uncertainty of an approaching Brexit, business continues to be strong.

COREcruitment sponsors the 2018 People Awards · 1 October 2018
Continuing a strong and fruitful relationship, is pleased to announce that COREcruitment will be sponsoring the Emerging Talent Initiative category at the 2018 People Awards.

SmartRecruiters Sponsors of the Leadership in Recruitment, Retention & Development category · 1 October 2018
We welcome SmartRecruiters to the 2018 People Awards. They’re sponsoring the Leadership in Recruitment, Retention & Development category, definitely one of the highlights of an already exciting evening.

Lifetime Training Sponsors of the Learning & Development category ·28 September 2018
We are extremely excited to welcome Lifetime Training as sponsors of the Learning & Development category at this year’s People Awards.

James Webber Recruitment sponsors the Employer Brand category ·27 September 2018
JWR is sponsoring the Employer Brand category at the 2018 People Awards. Sales Director, Neil Pattison said, “We have a long and fruitful relationship with JWR and we’re so happy that they’re sponsoring this category.”

Admiral Recruitment celebrate Diversity at the 2018 People Awards ·27 September 2018
For the eighth year in a row, we welcome Admiral Recruitment to our People Awards, this time as sponsors of the Reward & Benefits and the Diversity categories.

Claude Bosi wins AA Chef of the Year Award ·25 September 2018
Huge congratulations to Claude Bosi on winning the coveted AA 2018 Chef’s Chef of the Year. is extremely proud to have once again sponsored this prestigious award. Neil Pattison, Sales Director of, who presented the trophy at London’s Grosvenor House said “Claude Bosi is adored and respected by not just the hospitality community, but also the restaurant going public. His hard work and dedication to his craft is a true inspiration to upcoming UK chefs.”

Spotlighting Innovation: In-House Recruitment ·24 September 2018
A solid in-house recruitment team can make all the difference. For recruiters, inconsistent practices can lead to poor standards and inefficient use of time and resources. Inadequate systems and structural frameworks can cause unnecessary expenditure. Centralisation and alignment of working practices and HR systems is crucial in maintaining an attractive working environment and boosting retention. A solid in-house recruitment team can make all the difference, not just for candidates and long-term employees, but for your company as a whole.

Peoplebank return for People Awards ·20 September 2018
We are absolutely delighted to welcome back Peoplebank as sponsors of the On-Boarding category at this year’s People Awards.

Spotlighting Innovation: HR Team ·19 September 2018
The 2018 People Award for HR Team recognises HR individuals or teams that have achieved excellence in recruitment, retention and/or development.

Recently described as 'The Agency with Integrity ·19 September 2018
Appetite 4 Recruitment will sponsor the Employee Engagement Programme category at the 2018 People Awards. Sales Director, Neil Pattison said, “This is wonderful news. We’re so happy that Appetite 4 Recruitment is joining us and sponsoring this category and this much sought after award.”

Spotlighting Innovation: Launch Campaign ·17 September 2018
In a crowded and competitive market, a well-executed launch campaign is crucial to the success of any new opening. In the Launch Campaign category, our judges looked for employers who demonstrate a creative, well crafted, expertly delivered launch campaign that engaged applicants with their brand and delivered the talent they needed for opening.

Spotlighting Innovation: Rewards & Benefits ·14 September 2018
Ask any employer within the hospitality industry and they’ll all say the same: Recruiting top talent is only half the battle, keeping hold of their skills and expertise is the real trick. Of course, many factors can come into play; salary, location, a strong learning & development package, but like all of us, your people want to feel valued and the perks of the job can be just as important as any other consideration.

Spotlighting Innovation: Employer Brand Campaign ·13 September 2018
Our People Awards shine a well-deserved light on your hard work and incredible breakthroughs in hospitality recruitment, development and retention. They are the perfect way to ensure your teams get the

Spotlight Innovation: Learning & Development ·11 September 2018
With one week left to secure your tickets for this year’s People Awards, we look at another impressive shortlist.

Spotlighting Innovation: Emerging Talent Initiative · 7 September 2018
In the current climate of skills shortages within the hospitality industry, it’s vital that employers create talent pools and pathways that can secure their future requirements. Nurturing emerging talent equals a positive impact on employee retention, productivity, and customer satisfaction, not to mention savings on recruitment costs. However, what about the view from the other side of this equation? What about the benefits for your candidates? In the best circumstances, it can enrich their lives in ways you may never have even considered.

Spotlighting Innovation: Employee Engagement · 4 September 2018
Attracting and recruiting talent into the hospitality industry can be difficult enough, keeping hold of that talent is another battle altogether. Retention breeds experience, which is not only good for your business, it also enriches your brand and your culture. Engaging your employees from the very beginning is crucial.

Spotlighting Innovation: On-Boarding ·29 August 2018
We all know that making a strong first impression is crucial when entering into a new role. For candidates, this can come at the all-important interview stage, but for employers, once their choice has been made and candidates become employees, that first impression is of even greater importance.

HR in Hospitality Awards Shortlists Revealed ·16 August 2018
The shortlists for the 2018 HR in Hospitality Awards have been announced and we are once again thrilled to be sponsoring the HR Rising Star Award, spotlighting emerging talent within our wonderful industry with the winner of the Rising Star award receiving a scholarship for their career development from

Raising Awareness of Mental Health Issues in the Industry ·14 August 2018
A worrying 80% of hospitality professionals said that their job is stressful sometimes or most of the time. And 51%, described their job as being stressful most or all the time.

Mental health matters ·25 July 2018
Let’s do something about it to help the 75% of hospitality employees who sited pressure in the workplace as their biggest cause of stress.


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