In light of the recent and well publicised staff shortages in the hospitality industry, a new restaurant in Sussex has introduced a bold new staffing policy #shiftthemindset that is aimed to improve staff work life balance and encourage more young people to enter the world of hospitality.
Founded by Sam Maynard, Sussex Pass is located in the village of Wadhurst and is designed to showcase the finest produce in Sussex and Kent while supporting local makers, growers and communities.
This week, Maynard has announced that he is changing the staffing policy within the restaurant to introduce a 4-day week for all full time staff.
Maynard hopes that this industry-leading change will help improve the work-life balance of employees and attract potential candidates back into the hospitality industry, after what has been a turbulent year.
As well as this, Sussex Pass has also promised to offer area leading salaries to both current and prospective staff as well as the guarantee of taking Christmas Day and bank holiday Mondays off.
Maynard said, 'It's all about the people. We believe that providing a better work-life balance will lead to a better and more productive workforce.
'Also allowing our team to truly enjoy the work that they do without having to make sacrifices, something that has become the norm in our industry. Everyone deserves to have quality time outside of work to enjoy hobbies and time with friends and family.'
Sussex Pass is located within The White Hart and provides a stylish and intimate dining experience that celebrates the county's incredible food and wine and reflects the passion of the producers who reside there.