Exploring trends and issues within the hospitality sector, and how companies small and large can harness the power of technology to overcome these challenges and thrive.Displaying 1 - 20 of 96
September 19, 2019
With Food Standards Scotland (FSS) recently recommending 'significant changes to make food outside the home healthier', the prospect of mandatory food labelling for the UK is looking more likely. But what challenges does this bring, and how can your business not only prepare for any legislation, but also capitalise on the opportunities it brings?
September 2, 2019
Rising staff costs have had a big impact on hospitality businesses over the last few years. In the pursuit of profitability, savvy operators are now seeing how they can offset these costs with optimised menus, purchasing and inventory management.
July 10, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Fourth has merged business operations with HotSchedules, the US’ leading provider of hospitality technology, to create the hospitality industry’s first and only fully integrated intelligent operations software and solutions for workforce and cost-control management.
June 28, 2019
In hospitality, there's always the risk of getting into the weeds during peak trading, but for too many businesses this is a regular occurrence. The best businesses make this a rarity with great forecasting.
June 19, 2019
Using mobile apps allows you managers to collaborate more with employees on the rota, saving time and reducing frustration for everyone.
April 11, 2019
If people are the common denominator in achieving organisational success and retaining them is the difference between relative success or failure, then operators must continually explore elements of the people puzzle that 'they' can control, influence and change.
March 21, 2019
With all eyes and ears on what happens with Brexit, we mustn't forget that National Minimum Wage increases come into effect on 1st April. We also shouldn't underestimate the challenges compliance brings for the hospitality sector.
February 21, 2019
With various software and systems serving today's hospitality industry, we're surrounded by a huge amount of data. But with so much data on hand, getting the right information from the right data can be a huge challenge. So how do you make sure you get the information you need, when you need it?
November 23, 2018
With high staff turnover in the industry, hospitality businesses are looking at various ways to engage and retain their staff. Thanks to an exclusive partnership between Fourth and Wagestream, an innovative new benefit can be offered to employees - more control over when they get paid.
November 19, 2018
Decentralising recruitment can bring many benefits to hospitality businesses, not least of all speeding up the process. But you also need to ensure managers are completing the right steps and that all areas of compliance are covered. So how do you find the right balance between giving them freedom, and keeping them on a tight leash?
October 29, 2018
Looking back can be a painful experience as there are always things you could have changed or could have done differently. But hindsight can also arm you for the future – showing what you should do more of and highlighting things you can do differently.
October 19, 2018
Mobile technology can help you eliminate paper from your purchase-to-pay and inventory processes, which reduces errors and administration. Take a look at how goods receiving and inventory counting can be improved with mobile solutions.
October 10, 2018
It’s clear that engaging your employees with your brand and company values is essential to reducing staff turnover and increasing productivity. But when does engagement start? From their first day on the job? Actually, you need to start much earlier.
September 28, 2018
The HMRC crackdown on underpayment of National Minimum Wage has led to a record £14m of fines being imposed last year. And in the last round of 'naming and shaming' by the Government, 23% were hospitality businesses, making it the largest sector once again.
August 21, 2018
With restaurants facing increasing labour spend, food prices and business rates, it’s no surprise that operators are looking at ways they can to reduce their costs. Here we take a look at the purchasing process, and how technology can help automate and gain control.