Tag Archives: Hospitality

Hospitality Manager Fined for Exploiting Overseas Workers

A former Gold Coast cafe manager has been fined $27,200 for exploiting overseas workers in a popular establishment. The penalty was handed down by The Fair Work Ombudsman after the manager admitted to the underpayment of 12 employees at a Surfers Paradise cafe. The workers were underpaid by $24,575 in total between January to September […]

Using Instagram to Promote Your Business

If you haven’t yet figured out how to boost your bookings with social media or in particular Instagram, there are some things you should keep in mind when you’re getting started. Let your personality carry through in your pics. Edit your photos to look more professional. Create your own hashtag that customers can use and […]

Difficulty Finding Hospitality Staff – This App May Help

A new app called Squaddle aims to solve the hospitality industry’s staffing needs. The app was created by 2 Perth IT practitioners after 18 months of development. The platform has already attracted around 400 contractors and venues. The process is simple, businesses advertise a job which contractors then quote for. The invoicing and payments are […]

New WA Law to Slash Cops Booze Powers

In Western Australian, the Police Commissioner has the power to intervene in liquor licence applications if he believes granting the application would contribute to crime and violence – these are the laws the state government is considering amending, which would take away these powers from the police commissioner. Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has intervened in […]

Hospitality Confidence Increases

According to the latest quarterly Sensis Business Index, Australian small and medium business confidence is at its highest point for over six years. Confidence is also increasing in the hospitality sector with positive capital expenditure up 17 per cent in the last quarter. The year ahead is looking positive for the hospitality sector. Not only […]

Cool App Helps Venues Split Bills

If you’ve ever been stuck with the bill by your friends after a meal, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a new app that will make sure everyone pays their share after a meal. The new app will be used in over 200 venues across Australia to allow patrons to split their bill easily. […]

Youth on Gold Coast Urged to Join Hospitality Sector

With more than 60 vacant trainee and apprentice chefs positions open on the Gold Coast, young people are being urged to look into a career in the hospitality sector. There is currently a skills shortage in this sector and as the summer and Christmas rush approaches, the shortages are expected to worsen. With youth unemployment […]