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AdvertoriAl Smart HSC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LSC Staffing Solutions, is known as a leading Gauteng supplier of all description of hospitality staff. Sheer flexibility Staff and strength in steps of recruitment, training and capacity, enabled by strategic partnerships with HTA Hospitality Ambassador (for training) and Hickmore Recruitment (for sourcing specialised talent), are what make it stand out as a company. Strength in dedicated recruitment staff HSC has several things going for it. At the forefront, it is well positioned to find people across a broad skills range from a data base of over 400 trained staff, with another 850 staff being placed on a daily basis. These individuals cover the full spectrum of staffing requirements, not just waiters and barmen, but cleaners, a chef ’s brigade compliment, front of house, housekeeping, butlers and beverage staff too. In other words, it has constant access to skills, as and when you HSC is the largest staffing supplier of 5 need them. The company derives this strength from Star Hospitality Staff in South Africa. In permanent and dedicated specialist recruiters and a five years of business they have built a partnership with Stephen Hickmore, of Hickmore credible reputation as being able to meet the Recruitment - hospitality industry recruitment specialists. Their combined task is to constantly source specialist staff needs of hotels, restaurants talent, through avenues not thought of or inaccessible and catering with not just barmen and to other recruiters. HSC, through its partnership with waiters, but skilled kitchen staff too. Hickmore Recruitment and the South African Chefs Association has a capillary-like network that makes them nimble footed and is able to find such crucial By Kim Hoepfl staff, even with very little warning. So if your head chef walks out today, chances are an able replacement 60 | CHEF! IssuE 17 can be found by tomorrow, with minimum down an individual fully employed through the week, time and disruption for your kitchen. allowing for decent employment. HSC are compliant of labour standards and always have This makes HSC an important link between the been, going beyond the legal minimum in the belief job seeker and employer. Philip Meyer, COO of that “you get what you pay for”. This means that the LSC Group, points out that: “It is important staff in many cases enjoy the same if not better to recruit correctly. This means that HSC recruits benefits as full time employees do, such as group on the basis of attitude, and not skills - which can life cover, a company funeral scheme and access to always be taught. As such, up-skilling remains a free training and life skills in addition to wages that specialist focus of HSC.” Anni Jackson, General are above average. Manager of HSC, stresses the importance of recruiting and placing the right individual: “The This stands in contrast to government’s decision reputation of our clients rests on the service to more closely monitor and regulate the industry. delivered by our staff”. This comes in reaction to industry revelations of exploitative practices, such as paying employees Strength in training below minimum wage and a lack of statutory benefits, implemented with the intention of being Since industry is the ultimate employer, don’t take able to provide cheaper labour. HSC at brochure face value, but let their list of clients, who count among Johannesburg’s top hotels Strength in flexibility and companies, guide you: The Michelangelo, The Westcliff and The Blue Train to name a few. The flexibility that HSC offers is expanded in its Their reputation rides on the quality of service capacity to perform site-specific training for clients such establishments offer, and they look to HSC to and the ease to do so for limited time periods, underscore that. Training is fundamental to what which can be as short as a single day. Such flexibility HSC does - the provision of competent hospitality is particularly useful to conference centers, where staff across all levels - and it stands to reason that staff numbers required for different bookings is training fulfills the highest standards. erratic. Staff profit from flexible working dates too, as they can now choose when they would like to HSC has a double tiered approach towards staff work, something particularly useful to senior staff. training. The first at an in-house training facility, To cater for the likelihood of a client preferring conducted in conjunction with Hospitality to work repeatedly with a particular individual, Ambassador under the direction of James Parker, especially those people already familiar with that hospitality industry stallwart. The second takes clients style of business, HSC has developed place on client’s premises, specifically to enable Human Asset Tracking software, which allows it staff to become well versed in the individual style to ensure that people are supplied to venues where and requirements of each client. Where required, they have worked before. A further dimension of clients will benefit from the presence of an industry flexibility that HSC offers, this time a monetary experienced Contract Manager based on site, one, is the access it gives clients to cash flow as staff whose purpose is to tend to HSC staff, taking care are often paid by HSC in advance of the client of any employment related problems that arise or receiving their invoice. communication that needs to take place. HSC view the Contract Manager as critical and an extension Through HSC outsourcing of your labour remains to that of the client’s management team. a viable alternative to the permanent employment of full time staff. Find out more at www.LSC.co.za Strength in fair staff treatment and click on the HSC link or call the HSC offices on 011 326-0817. Individuals are frequently placed with a different member of the HSC client base each day. This enables them to market themselves to various blue chip establishments through their employment by HSC, something which would otherwise be impossible for them to do. This form of consistent part-time reticulation has the benefit of keeping The hospitality solutions company
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