Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. I believe that this time is a massive opportunity for the hospitality, events, and leisure industry if only leaders choose to take it.
I have been speaking with lots of industry leaders in recent weeks, many of whom have been through a traumatic downsizing experience with their business, and who are now faced with a business that is approved and “right-sized”.
However, in addition to this, our industry is dealing with the culmination of years of reduced staffing, elimination of middle manager roles, doing more with less, and managing with tight margins. During the last twelve months, the industry has had to cut even further.
We are preparing to re-open our doors or ramp up with uncertain business levels and, after being “right-sized”, we are doing so with no additional space for headcount, particularly in middle management roles.
I know that most of my colleagues in the industry are greatly looking forward to welcoming back our guests. We can’t wait to get back to doing what we do best. However, I also know that many leaders are wondering how they can provide the level of management supervision and direction, service, and care that our guests expect, with the pace of the recovery being so uncertain.
The Opportunity – Flexible Management Talent Pools
Now is the time to embrace opportunities that present themselves, particularly things that you may never have tried before.
Embracing freelancers as part of your management team may be a great opportunity to benefit from expertise without adding additional headcount.
The Hospitality Gig has a talent pool of highly qualified managers who are ready to support your business. You won’t need to worry about how your headcount will affect your margins because you can flex this management support up and down as you need them. Freelancers do not become an employee of yours (unless you wish to hire them) and remain contractually separated from the rest of the businesses workforce, as they are paid through Stripe using our platform.
Flexible management talent pools can be used for a task force, re-opening, project, part-time, flexi-time, or as needed.
We have experienced, qualified managers and directors available today to support you in disciplines such as;
- Revenue Management
- Operations, and more.
So, if you are a hospitality, events, or leisure business that needs some brainpower or talent to support you please take a look sign up with us today! We are looking forward to working with you. www.TheHospitalityGig.com*For further clarity on the rules around flexible working in the UK and the IR35 rules UKHMRC has a CEST tool that also considers what IR35 status an individual might have. You can find the information by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax