Restaurants offer perks to aid recruitment
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Restaurant group Hawksmoor is offering bonuses of up to £2,000 to workers who recommend friends for jobs in a bid to fill staffing shortages.
Another chain has emailed customers with a promise of gift vouchers if they introduce candidates who go on to be hired by the firm.
It comes as the hospitality sector faces a jobs crisis that threatens to hold back its recovery.
Hawksmoor co-founder Will Beckett told the BBC there "aren't enough people".
The firm's problems underline the wider staffing crunch facing hospitality with indoor dining in Britain having resumed last week.
Pub chains Marston's and Mitchells and Butlers both warned last week that they were finding it hard to recruit workers, blaming overseas staff returning home and the stop-start nature of lockdown forcing people to give up on the sector.