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Why replace when you can retain?

We explore the importance of investing in the happiness of your employees and how this has a direct impact on your guest experience.

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Hospitality is more than a stopgap. It’s a career

We share our thoughts on the negative perception of the hospitality industry and the responsibility we have to change that.

5 ways to become more emotionally connected to your guests

5 ways to become more emotionally connected to your guests

HGEM’s Operations and HR Director, Lisa Chambers, discusses the importance of providing an emotionally-aware service.

Our Veganuary dish recommendations

Our Veganuary dish recommendations

We share the teams favourite vegan dishes to inspire you this Veganuary!

​HGEM’s predictions: Hospitality trends for 2020

​HGEM’s predictions: Hospitality trends for 2020

HGEM's Managing Director, Steven Pike shares his predictions for the hospitality industry in 2020.

Vegan Christmas Sandwich Taste Test

Vegan Christmas Sandwich Taste Test

Our vegan Christmas sarnie recommendations as tried and tested by team HGEM.

Round-up: What was the story of 2019 in the hospitality industry?

Round-up: What was the story of 2019 in the hospitality industry?

HGEM's Managing Director Steven Pike reflects back on the year as we transition into 2020.

The smart way to use discounts and campaigns to drive footfall in January

The smart way to use discounts and campaigns to drive footfall in January

January is a unique month in the industry, with specific challenges but equally some great opportunities.

It's not just about your guests' perception

It's not just about your guests' perception

HGEM's Managing Director, Steven Pike, shares his insight on all the elements that contribute to your guest experience - are you looking at your guest experience as a whole?

Why not being afraid of allergens will increase your turnover

Why not being afraid of allergens will increase your turnover

HGEM's Head of Client Success, Jason Horn talks allergens and getting the balance right when it comes to the guest experience for those with allergens.

​HGEM and mobile messaging app Yapster are uniting in partnership

​HGEM and mobile messaging app Yapster are uniting in partnership

HGEM and mobile messaging app Yapster are uniting in partnership to make the employee feedback process easier than ever, as announced today.

30% IS THE MAGIC ‘DISCOUNT’ NUMBER IN DRIVING JANUARY FOOTFALL

30% IS THE MAGIC ‘DISCOUNT’ NUMBER IN DRIVING JANUARY FOOTFALL

The latest research by, Guest Experience Management Expert, HGEM has revealed that 30% is the magic number when it comes to using discount to drive diners through the door this January.

Disability access in the hospitality industry – are disabled guests welcomed?

Disability access in the hospitality industry – are disabled guests welcomed?

We look at the responsibility that the hospitality industry has to provide inclusivity. Are you providing the same guest experience for guests with and without disabilities?

HGEM Awarded Employer of the Year at Bath Business Awards

HGEM Awarded Employer of the Year at Bath Business Awards

The BathLive & Bath Chronicle Business Awards are designed to showcase Bath’s varied and thriving businesses by bringing together the city’s biggest employers and its best start-ups all under one roof.

In an industry saturated by a constant influx of new products, this award recognises the standout products of 2019.

HGEM awarded Tech Product of the Year at Restaurant & Bar Tech Live

In an industry saturated by a constant influx of new products, this award recognises the standout products of 2019

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Your brand is what sets the expectation for the guest experience

We share results from our latest survey showing the link between brands and loyalty whilst discussing the impact this has on the guest experience.

Hot drinks - our festive favourites

Hot drinks - our festive favourites

We share the results of our latest taste test in which we tasted Christmas inspired hot drinks from a high street coffee shop.

Can pubs still be the “social glue” for a community?

Can pubs still be the “social glue” for a community?

We speak to the founder of Banwell House, Toby Brett, about what it will take for the pub industry to flourish once again...

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Where do you sit with the meat substitues debate?

It's World Vegan Month so we wanted to bring to light the debate on the naming of meat substitues!

Make sure it's you that guests want to stay with

Make sure it's you that guests want to stay with

Are you prepared for the rise in staycations?

Are you maximising on opportunities for themed events?

Are you maximising on opportunities for themed events?

With operators' current focus on Christmas, we take a look at how businesses can make the most of themed events throughout the year.