The Hotel and Catering Training Company′s latest research project, Employment in the Catering and Hospitality Industry – Employee Attitudes and Career Expectations, shows that within the industry, job satisfaction is high, most companies have a loyal and happy workforce and there are few causes for complaint. Discusses key issues from the report: staff turnover, loyalty, job satisfaction, pay and perks, staff development, and presentation of the industry to the outside world.
Notes that the Department of Health has begun approving industry guides for food safety, including one for the catering industry. Suggests that some in the industry fear…
Notes that the Department of Health has begun approving industry guides for food safety, including one for the catering industry. Suggests that some in the industry fear these new guides may lead to a lowering of standards or be used as a “stick with which enforcement officers will beat them”. Addresses concerns and explains the rationale behind the guides and advocates a change in approach to food hygiene, from a basic environmental approach to a goal‐based approach of controlling risks. Concludes by stating that the industry guides have a major role in helping to interpret and assist in the regulatory changes and that full involvement of the the various food industry sectors is essential.
Continuing education for library and information management Ealing College of Higher Education is using a grant from BLR&DD to examine two main areas: para‐professional education and the coordination of external course provision. The present project, which runs from October 1985 to March 1986, is building on past work at Ealing. Ealing has developed a substantial database of short courses in librarianship and information science with details of cost, duration, location and subject. The work on para‐professional education will assess staff needs and will note experience in other countries, including the United States. The study of coordination will involve surveying course providers to see how they decide what courses to arrange, and how to price and market them. Further details are available from Dr Stephen Roberts, Ealing College of Higher Education, School of Library and Information Studies, St Mary's Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF (Tel: 01–579 4111 ext.3337).