Your Association is offering a range of services this year that will make your business better.
In celebrating the beginning of 2007, we have bedded down a range of services that we will be offering this year, in conjunction with the state associations. In the first quarter, we will offer another round of WorkChoices information sessions. These coincide with an extensive audit by the Office of Workplace Services. If you are uncertain how to comply with the new laws (or whether you need to comply), please contact your State Association at 1300 722 878 (RCAUST).
We will also be heavily promoting accreditation in the first six months of 2007. Thanks to the support of the Australian Government, we will be promoting online completion of the accreditation application. It is an easy process—and available at www.restaurantcater.asn.au.
In an attempt to get staff numbers moving, we are also progressing a range of workforce initiatives. These are aimed at potential staff through schools, mature-aged job seekers and those looking for a career change.
These initiatives are important for the future workforce and will also help ease today’s staffing squeeze. We will be looking for help in promoting careers to school groups and other gatherings of potential job seekers, and we urge your assistance.
We have a busy year planned for 2007 and look forward to assisting you in operating your business more effectively.
CEO, Restaurant & Catering Australia