As a 25 year old company we have seen 21st century megatrends accelerate faster than the horses at the Melbourne Cup. Offshoring, outsourcing and technological development have escalated the rate of employee displacement and the result is an economy built on freelance talent. The world is, and has been, changing. Our understanding of work and [...]
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Mental Health Ben Shwery, chef owner of Attica, set fire to the flames when he took to instagram in September of 2017 to note that his own personal success has come at the steep price of working 75 hour working weeks from the age of fourteen . Shewry has made it clear, that the old [...]
Ben Shwery, chef owner of Attica, set fire to the flames when he took to instagram in September of 2017 to note that his own personal success has come at the steep price of working 75 hour weeks from the age of fourteen. Shewry has made it clear, that the old militaristic style of work [...]
Monday, September 3rd 2018 You make people’s day In any service industry, the front line personnel have the power to make or break someone’s day. We’ve all been there, whether it was a snarky look from a sales assistant on a day when you REALLY didn’t need it or a selfless act from a flight [...]
The impressive achievement of becoming an executive chef should never be understated; it involves hours of dedication to cooking, army-like discipline, and talent. That’s why Richard Lovett, chef and recruiter with Octopus Hospitality, blew us away when he quietly said that he had obtained a position as executive chef at only twenty-one years old. As [...]
Similar to weather, market trends are difficult to predict, vary across platforms, and are intended to support decision making. While forecasts of any sort are meant to be reassuring the market trends forecast for 2020 is anything but. A report by the Australian Governments’ department of jobs and small businesses outlined that there is a [...]
Hema, pictured second from the left We caught up with Hema Peri, a ‘jack of all trades’ at Octopus Hospitality, and learned about her great personal mantra, her highlights working for Octopus, and much more! Get to know Hema with this week’s staff profile. Name: Hema Peri Roles: Food Service Assistant, Food [...]
This week's spotlight is on Jackie Uplap! Jackie shared with us her experience working for Octopus Hospitality, what she enjoys about working in hospitality, and much more. Get to know Jackie Uplap in this week's staff profile feature! Name: Prajakta (Jackie) Uplap Role: Food and Beverage Attendant How long have you worked for Octopus Hospitality? [...]
We had the pleasure of chatting with Marcus Harrop, one of our Chefs, to learn a bit about him, a few of his favourite things, and his experience as a Chef. Role: Chef Years worked for Octopus: About 6-7 years What is your favourite food to eat? Japanese. What is your favourite food to cook? That’s a [...]
Janine Keast, Client Services Coordinator, has been working for Octopus Hospitality for 7 years. Janine began in 2011 working in a Front of House role. She then moved into a supervisor role as the Head Waiter at Flemington Racecourse. When Janine began working in the office on the Internal team, she assisted with allocations. For [...]