Promising growth for hospitality industry post-lockdown
With a state-wide lockdown and the current hospitality environment, recruiters say it has never been a better time to upskill. After another hard year for businesses the hospitality industry is heading towards a recovery.
For hospitality professionals who want to get back to work, or advance their career in the industry, now is the perfect time to study, leap at new learning opportunities, upskill and get prepped for an exciting career post-pandemic. The industry is bound to boom once restrictions ease, therefore, opening up much-needed recruitment opportunities.
According to a new study by market research firm YouGov released in January 2021, 81% of Australian restaurants owners surveyed said they plan on hiring more staff this year. This highlights the promising growth of careers in the hospitality and Club sector.
New job market, new skills
Whilst it may be a slow start for the hospitality industry to kickstart post-lockdown, that doesn’t mean you have to put your career on hold. There are two big reasons why studying and upskilling might be exactly what you need to make the most of 2021 – until you can get back out there into a stronger job market.
Firstly, a new job market needs professionals with new skills. Once Clubs re-open and business is as usual, they will be looking to expand their operations. The industry has changed significantly as a result of the pandemic, and it will continue to shape the future workforce. Some of the key ways Clubs have adapted and will continue to do so include:
- Enforcing social distancing measures
- Offering home delivery and drive-thru pick up
- Using digital and contactless technology
Clubs will be looking for fresh ideas and skilled new talent to help them grow when the economy picks up. So prepare yourself now and get ahead of the candidate market!
Secondly, take advantage of the extra time spent at home and get involved with professional and personal development opportunities. The skills you can develop in the comfort of your own home are infinite and just a quick click away. We believe the top skills you need to develop for a post-lockdown career in the Clubs industry include:
- Critical thinking
- Creative problem solving
- Communication and emotional intelligence
- Self-awareness and self-management
- Negotiation and relationship management
Take the opportunity to upskill, get certified and kickstart your post-lockdown career.