DAM good podcast

The DAM good podcast is hospitality’s one stop shop for all things employee benefits and financial education related. Our qualified financial advisor and host, Alex, is joined each episode by an industry leader- each with experience in differing fields of hospitality- to discuss the big q's surrounding the 3 R’s; recruitment, retention and reward and how employee benefits can play an important part.

The hospitality industry has had its fair share of challenges as of late, with Brexit, Covid and now the cost of living crisis having an impact on staffing levels and employee wellbeing. As employee benefits specialist, at DAM we collaborate with our clients, and their staff, to design and implement a range of financial benefits that will meet their unique business needs and keep their staff engaged. The DAM good podcast looks to dive further into the challenges facing the hospitality industry and explore potential solutions as to how we move forward and take care of tomorrow. 

 

 

Episode 1. Sean Wheeler

To kick off the very first episode of the DAM good podcast, we are joined by one of hospitality’s most highly regarded figures, Sean Wheeler. An industry guru who has worked for some amazing establishments such as The Dorchester Collection and Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin, Sean joins us to discuss the future of the hospitality market and share with us his 3 key principles for retaining your staff given the growing rate of the UK hospitality sector.

We loved every minute making this series and we hope you enjoy every minute listening to it…. it really is a DAM good listen.

 

 

 

 

Episode 2. Grazia Aiello

In this episode, the DAM Good Podcast is joined by Grazia Aiello, Employee Experience and Wellbeing Manager at The Dorchester Collection. With having a key role in dealing with employee wellbeing, Grazia shares her insights into the flexible working movement that has swept across the working world, as well as her thoughts and experience surrounding the communication and education of employee benefits.

We loved every minute making this series and we hope you enjoy every minute listening to it…. it really is a DAM good listen.

 

 

 

 

Episode 3. Lindsay Southward

In our third episode we are joined by Group Director of Operations and People of Village Hotels, Lindsay Southward. In this episode, Lindsay and Alex discuss and compare the recruitment challenges within regional operations versus boutique operations, particularly the staffing difficulties with Chefs. 

We loved every minute making this series and we hope you enjoy every minute listening to it…. it really is a DAM good listen.

 

 

 

 

Episode 4. Esther O'Halloran

In this episode of the DAM Good Podcast, our host Alex Keddie, is joined by Chair of the HR in Hospitality organisation, Esther O'Halloran. A HR legend with a background in operations turned consultant who works with organisation to increase employee engagement and build strong teams within the industry. Esther shares her insights into the salary hikes facing the industry as well as her thoughts and experience using total rewards statements as a valuable communication tool for staff benefits. 

We loved every minute making this series and we hope you enjoy every minute listening to it…. it really is a DAM good listen.