Nothing new for us
By now at the latest, many entrepreneurs and HR managers in the catering and hotel industry will be able to identify with this strategy. It’s nothing new that the employer pays for a place in kindergarten, gym membership or training as a commis sommelier. Apprentices are given a Smart for their apprenticeship, or the restaurant covers the cost of a romantic menu for mom’s birthday.
And all this in an industry that is generally suspected in the media of being an exploiter and tax evader. Compared to other sectors in Germany, the catering industry already has to stretch itself mightily to find the qualified staff it needs. Necessity is the mother of invention, which is perhaps why our industry is a pioneer in staff retention and development programs. According to the motto “if you make it there, you can make it anywhere.”. I’m sure that in future hoteliers and restaurateurs will be telling the big DAX companies at HR conferences how good HR management works. We know enough examples.