Your latest issue of HQ (second quarter 2018 issue 48) is landing on UK doormats this week. It explores the talent pipeline from a number of perspectives.
Where is our next generation of leaders and senior managers coming from? It is a question often asked in hospitality management and education circles. Your latest issue of HQ Magazine is packed with answers and opinions on the matter.
Our chief executive Peter Ducker FIH is impressed with the talented and enthusiastic young hospitality management students coming out of universities and colleges. It is up to all of us to ensure they find ways to achieve their full potential within our sector and that we do not lose them to other industries, he says.
Still just 32-years-old, Adam Rowledge FIH is a rising leader on the UK hotel management scene and a superb role-model for new entrants. Our in-depth interview showcases the importance of creating the right culture within the workplace that allows talent to grow and shine.
A UK government review into higher education is now underway, concerned about choice and value for money within a system where almost all institutions are charging the same price for courses. The review may mean some tourism and hospitality courses will either need to change their approaches radically or risk becoming obsolete, says John Swarbrooke of Plymouth University
Of course, a university degree is by no means the only route into a successful hospitality management career. Sue Williams FIH MI, current Hotelier of the Year, is just one of hundreds of professionals who started their careers with the Concord hotel management programme. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Glen Harrison MIH reveals all about this unique on-the-job training scheme which specifically targets youngsters coming out of FE colleges who do not want to go to university.
Other contents in this HQ Magazine
- Peter Jones MBE FIH – Why has the government dropped the T level in hospitality?
- Passion4Hospitality 2018 – re-live the excitement of our largest ever student and industry networking event
- The end of business as usual – Angela Roper FIH on vertical disintegration in the corporate hotel industry
- A winning partnership – how Sheffield Hallam University and Hilton are working closely together
- Cybercrime and GDPR – what businesses need to do to protect themselves
- Tableware trends – creativity is all the rage but weird, wacky (and unhygienic) are definitely out