Yesterday I wrote a blog in which I bemoaned the lack of role models in the hospitality industry, other than the usual TV-chef suspects.
It subsequently occurred to me that Springboard’s forthcoming Buddy Day offers you and everyone else working in hospitality to become role models for a day.
Each year, on Buddy Day, hospitality workers bring a companion in to work, to highlight to them what a great place the world’s fastest-growing industry is to work in. For employers, the initiative also offers the chance to showcase jobs and careers in your business and to meet potential new recruits.
Springboard describes its 3663-sponsored Buddy Day as:
“a hands-on work experience day that involves the candidate (The Buddy) shadowing an employee for a day. Buddy Days provide candidates with a taste of what a particular job involves, the skills and attributes they would need and a chance to sample the atmosphere of a particular working environment. It could literally be anything from shadowing the MD to helping out in a kitchen or assisting in a leisure club. In fact, it could be just about anything involved in your business operation.”
Buddies are typically either potential recruits (youngsters in school, college or university, the unemployed, career changers and returners) or influencers (parents, teachers, career advisors, Jobcentre Plus advisors, councilors – or anyone in a position to promote the sector positively).
Springboard’s Buddy Day takes place on Thursday 1st November. To get involved, contact Springboard directly.