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About Talent Hive

Who are Talent Hive?2017-10-16T10:01:59+00:00

You can read about our consultants here

Where is the Talent Hive head office?2017-07-23T11:24:55+00:00

Our head office is in Birmingham, which means we are well placed to support recruitment needs across the UK, whether it’s London, Oxford, Cardiff, Warwickshire, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Belfast.

We have assisted independent hotels in rural locations through to large contract catering sites within the education sector and B&I Sector within all the major cities.

Why should I choose you over the other agencies?2017-07-23T11:24:33+00:00

Talent Hive is a support mechanism for your recruitment needs, whether you are looking for a new job for yourself or addition recruitment support for your team.

We will do our very best to understand your background or business and most importantly, your requirementsRemember, our recruitment consultants all climbed the ranks in your sector, which means we have a tangible appreciation of your challenges. We are proud to uphold many long-term relationships with customers who know and trust us, which is something we aim to achieve every time we work with a new customer for the first time.

Do you cover all job roles?2017-07-23T11:24:02+00:00

Talent Hive assists supervisory level recruitment and above throughout the UK. Anything between an Assistant Restaurant Manager, Sous Chef and Catering Manager through to Executive Chef, Sales Director and General Manager.

Our skilled consultants are available to talk through your recruitment needs, so call us on 0121 448 2260.

What areas do you recruit in?2017-07-23T11:21:59+00:00

Hospitality recruitment is our specialism, but we are certainly not limited to just this sector. Our real strengths, expertise and knowledge is within recruitment for hotels, contract catering, and restaurants. Why? Because all of our consultants have come from these industries.

About the recruitment process

What’s the first thing you look for in a CV?2017-07-23T11:29:52+00:00

Your CV should be clear and concise. Fancy layouts and over complicating it can distract from your skills and qualities, so keep the format simple and pack it with detail and key achievements.

We suggest using two pages of A4, which should give you enough space to highlight your career to date.

Please ensure that ALL jobs you’ve had are listed on your CV and that all dates are accurate.

Your CV is an opportunity to tell us what you have achieved so be sure to highlight your successes.

Most important of all – make sure your CV is honest and accurate.

Is my application confidential?2017-07-23T11:29:29+00:00

ABSOLUTELY! At Talent Hive we work in the strictest of confidence. We take this very seriously and will never do anything with your application without discussing it with you first.

Do I need to visit Talent Hive to register my details?2017-07-23T11:29:05+00:00

Not really, depending on the role and depending on how the client wishes us to deal with their recruitment, more often than not we won’t need you to pop in to see us. Albeit you are more than welcome to!

How often during the process will you get in touch?2017-07-23T11:28:25+00:00

We’re there to support you throughout the process. We will make initial introductions with the client on your behalf and prepare you with full interview preparation and help manage the process thereafter.

Our consultants will be in regular contact with you throughout the process and will support you with advice at every step. Once you have secured your dream job we will continue to provide you with assistance and help you settle into your role as best as we can to ensure it is a smooth transition.

What happens to my CV once you’ve received it?2017-07-23T11:27:59+00:00

Once we’ve received your application we will assess your career to date and your skill set against the strict criteria we have been given by our clients. If we believe you to be a good fit we will give you a call to discuss your background and the role further.

When can I expect to hear about my application?2017-07-23T11:27:15+00:00

We pride ourselves on getting back to you as soon as we can. We’re always in the office by 8am at the latest so you can call us on your way to work.

We try to reply to every application, but this isn’t always possible for jobs with high volumes of interest. Feel free to give us a call if you need any information on your application, we will always be able to inform you of why your application isn’t being progressed.

How do I apply for a job?2017-07-23T11:26:46+00:00

It’s simple! All we need is a copy of your CV. You can get this across to us by applying for one of our adverts on any of our job boards or our website.

Alternatively, pop your details across to info@talenthive.co.uk, or give us a call on 0121 448 2260

About the Hospitality & Catering industry

Do I need experience within the hospitality & catering industry?2017-07-23T11:33:21+00:00

No. The Hospitality & Catering Industry is open to everyone although for us to assist you, you will most likely need some sector specific experience.

Do you have jobs that offer travel opportunities?2017-07-23T11:32:59+00:00

YES! Several of our clients are global brands and have offices in many different countries. Working in hospitality is a great way to see the world. One of the most recognisable ways to do this within hospitality is on cruise ships of course.

What are some of the biggest challenges of working in hospitality?2017-07-23T11:32:39+00:00

Like any industry, as long as you are prepared to put the work in there are ample rewards to be had. Probably one of the most recognised challenges within hospitality is the presumption of long hours but long hours aren’t always the case and more and more employers are starting to recognise this issue and change working patterns accordingly.

Are there progression opportunities within the Hospitality & Catering Industry?2017-07-23T11:32:15+00:00

We think there are more opportunities to progress within the Hospitality and Catering industry than any other. Hospitality & Catering is truly an industry for all and can provide anyone with the chance of a long and successful career.

What positions do Talent Hive cover throughout the industry?2017-07-23T11:31:55+00:00

Whatever level you are please feel free to contact us and we will do our very best to help you.

At Talent Hive we cover all roles that you will find within our industry from sales management, finance, human resources, chef positions, marketing, food & beverage management and senior management through to director level.

Is it a rewarding career path to take?2017-07-23T11:31:34+00:00

Absolutely! The Hospitality industry is estimated to be worth £143 billion in the UK and can provide many opportunities for personal growth.

The best thing about working in hospitality is being able to serve and enjoy the company of people – there is nothing more rewarding than providing a brilliant level of service ensuring that customers have fantastic and memorable experiences.

Do any of your clients provide accommodation?2017-07-23T11:31:11+00:00

Yes. It does vary from client to client but if needed we can always establish whether accommodation is available very early in the process for you. There is normally a charge with accommodation.

I’ve heard that the hours are long and unsociable?2017-07-23T11:30:49+00:00

They can be. But the hours can also be flexible and work around your needs and commitments outside of work. There is no hard and fast rule on the hours as every role and every employer is different.

Also what we’re finding is that many companies are now addressing the ‘long and unsociable hours’ challenge head on, providing better working hours to ensure their employees are getting a good work-life balance.

Why should I join the hospitality industry?2017-07-23T11:30:25+00:00

WOW that’s a big question! The hospitality industry is a fantastic sector that offers an abundance of opportunity. Successful careers are well within reach for those entering the sector, whether that be in hotels, bars, restaurants or contract catering.

There have been so many success stories of individuals that have started at entry level in the industry and have gone on to be a director or owner of some of the largest most recognisable brands within hospitality.

Working within this sector truly provides opportunities for an individual to become whoever they want to be.