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Insights from the travel and lifestyle industry, thoughts on diversity and inclusion, hiring and career tips, and more.
Why travel and hospitality: Lloyd Sceats‑Page, Jo Webb & Tom Proctor
We think it’s the best industry in the world – and we’ll tell anyone who’ll listen.
How to quit your job (without being an a***hole)
Repeat after us: never burn your bridges (especially not in an industry like travel and hospitality, where everyone knows everyone).
Why travel and hospitality: Jad Lian, Khaleel Johnson & Iris Serbanescu
Thinking about switching industries? Listen: travel and hospitality is calling to you
Welcome to the Industry… Yared Heller
Having never worked in travel, Yared is now a Latin America Travel Designer
5 ways you know you’re ready to change jobs
Here are some surefire clues you’re ready to change jobs…
Say hello to Lightning: the employer-brand marketing agency*
Four years after we first broke onto the scene, we’re shaking up the travel, hospitality and recruitment industries once more.
Community United - Trans inclusive TRUK FC announce Lightning as sponsors
Alongside Not a Phase
How to make your business disability-inclusive, as told by the disabled community
Did you know one in five working-age adults (aged 16 to 64 years) in the UK are disabled?
Reintroducing our CEO: Thea Bardot ⚡️
I wanted to share the email I sent around to the company this weekend to reintroduce myself as Thea
Why travel and hospitality: Catrina Pengelley, Tom Harding, and Ela Hughes
Mandarin Oriental’s Catrina Pengelley, nemo’s Tom Harding, and Jacada Travel’s Ela Hughes.
How to get a job in travel and hospitality, as told by recruiters
Ever looked at the travel and hospitality industries and thought, “I’d like me some of that”?
5 hiring ‘non-negotiables’ that really should be negotiable
Hiring managers, HR managers and recruiters often have a list of ‘must-haves’...
5 Reasons you should hire trans/non-binary talent
(and how to get it right)
How to write a kick-ass CV
Take it from us: that boring AF, jargon-filled Word doc just isn’t doing you justice.
Meet the Team: Talent Consultant, Caolan Cassidy
For Caolan (he/him) pronounced kay-lan, recruitment is all about leading with values
ED&WHY Series: 5 takeaways from our conversation with Dan Fico
Founder of Queer LGBTQ+ inclusive establishments Atlas Grinds and House of Hades.
5 reasons you should become a mental health first aider
Our very own Jack (he/him), shares what he learned from becoming a qualified mental health first aider.
Everything you need to know about employer brand, as told by an expert
Tom Chesterton, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Tonic, shares his insights on employer brand
How to level up your personal brand in 5 easy steps
Working on Brand YOU.
5 female inspired policies all businesses should have
Equality is not the same as equity.
5 tips on how to slay your annual review
For a lot of people a disappointing review is the straw that breaks the poor, disillusioned camel’s absolutely knackered back.
5 signs you have a toxic boss (and how to survive)
Some bosses are real a***holes. While we may jest, that’s because otherwise we’ll cry (and we’re talking proper, ugly crying).
Why travel and hospitality: Alessandra Alonso, Gregory Reeves & Zina Bencheikh
We’ve called on our industry friends to share the best things about working in travel and hospitality.
4 benefits employees *actually* want in 2023
With jobseekers in control, the best candidates know they can be picky and shop around – which means, employers, you need to make your offer worth their while.
ED&WHY Series: 5 takeaways from our conversation with Ivna Reic - University of Northampton
Ivna has a message for the industry. Be better at engaging with academia.
Why travel and hospitality: Greg Fruchtenicht, Bo Van Strijland & Ollie Palmer
Is travel and hospitality a good industry to work in? Don’t ask us, we’re biased.
The Ultimate Guide: Travel Industry Lingo
Like any industry, we’ve got our fair share of insider buzzwords. But here at Lightning, we’re all about inclusivity – and that means making sure everyone knows what the eff we’re on about
5 Signs a Business Isn’t The Employer For You
Here are some red flags to watch out for during the application process.
'Why allyship and hospitality go hand in hand' @ IHS, London
Hospitality is known for its diversity. So, why is it that the higher up the chain of command you go, the more people start to look (and think) the same?
5 ways an ED&I strategy makes recruiting easier
Most interestingly (for recruitment nerds like us, at least), a mere 28% of companies have embedded D&I in their hiring processes.
Why travel and hospitality: Katie Blake, Ian Telford & Melissa Tilling
If you’re looking for your next move, or perhaps even a whole new career, we truly believe travel and hospitality is one of the best places to work (like, ever).
The 5 top travel & hospitality recruitment trends for 2023
The luxury travel & hospitality recruitment market finished 2022 in utter chaos it's safe to say. SO let's talk about 2023 - sunshine and roses on the horizon?
Anti-trans newsletter rant brings community and allies out in force
Should you read the authors response? no. Should you share this trans-penned piece? F*CK YEAH.
Call us cupid: What dating and recruitment have in common
Here at Lightning, we think dating and recruitment have a lot in common – at least, they do when you work with us. Let us explain.
ED&WHY Series: 5 things we learned from Joseph Pack about ADHD
In this episode, we talk to Joseph Pack (he/him), founder of the Drug Free ADHD newsletter and acclaimed podcast host of Scattered Founder.
Lightning partners with Fat Macy’s to tackle homelessness in London
This unique social enterprise helps get Londoners out of hostels and into their own homes
Why Christmas isn’t always the most wonderful time of the year
Low key, every single email that lands in our inbox is referencing the C-word (no, not that one), so we're shouting out anyone who isn't filled with festive joy.
Meet the Team: Talent Consultant, Jack Williams
If you’re looking for a bang average tennis player whose backhand needs serious work, Jack (he/him) is your guy.
What the Qatar X Beckham backlash teaches us about brand partnerships
Who you partner with says just as much about your brand values as anything else you say
Why language matters for inclusive recruiting – and how to get it right
Because, the fact is, language informs our understanding.
Redesigning the recruitment experience for trans and non-binary candidates with Nokia
Job hunting is hard enough. But when you’re trans, the odds are stacked against you.
How to recruit top talent in a recession, as told by experts
Because failing to prepare is preparing to fail
13 Travel Blog Ideas
Here are 13 Travel Blog Ideas to Get the Creative Juices Flowing Again
EMPLOYERS: HERE ARE 4 THINGS A RECRUITER CAN’T SOLVE FOR YOU
You've decided it’s time to call in the professionals. But while recruiters we are, miracle-workers we are not.
7 ways to better support LGBTQ+ employees at work.
We asked five of our wisest LGBTQ+ friends to give us their take on how businesses can better support LGBTQ+ employees at work.
The Best Luxury Travel Trade Shows in 2022/23 That Are Actually Worth Attending
When it comes to choosing which travel events to attend, it's also worth considering the event organisers values & commitment to ED&I.
Business has a vital role to play in the fight for trans inclusion
Our Favourite Black Owned Travel Companies
It's time to give a platform to and celebrate these amazing Black owned brands!
6 Ways Travel & Hospitality can better support the Trans community
If you've not already noticed, the trans community is under attack...and not just in the UK.
Level up your Luxury Hotel Marketing
How to Take Your Strategy to the Next Level
9 Reasons why hiring in travel is a nightmare rn
We've spoken to our competitors, who have years of experience on us and they've consistently said that it's the worst the market has ever been.
Your Ultimate Guide
To Luxury Hotel Social Media Marketing
'The Man in a Dress'
IMAGINE ASKING AN INDUSTRY THAT THRIVES BY PROMOTING DIVERSE DESTINATIONS TO ACKNOWLEDGE & SUPPORT MINORITY GROUPS
WE EXIST: AN OPEN LETTER
Our Favourite Hotel Lobbies
The Best Travel Podcasts You Should be Tuning Into
Which Invite-Only Travel Trade Events are Happening This Year
And Which Should You Attend?
They Did What?!
Five Inspiring PR Campaigns from the Luxury Travel Industry
HR you kidding me? The pingdemic edition!
Travel recruitment needs a facelift
A travel recruitment guide to job specs.
Back in March, Rishi Sunak was quoted saying that employers MUST allow their staff to return to the office
Yes you can
A guide to dodging the self sabotage monster
Behind the scenes
At Lightning we're all about transparency and showing the how and why behind our unique consultancy approach
Is your company truly set up for remote on-boarding & staff retention?
What is more important in your 2021 job search... CV or Cover letter?
(f*ck off) Blue Monday
Top tips to help brush off the January cobwebs for good and wave goodbye to Blue Monday.
Job Hunt Tales: Adam
Thnks fr th mmrs.
2020 Roundup ft 2021 Predictions..
Job Hunt Tales: Nitisha
Job Hunt Tales: Guy
2021, what you saying?
Bills, Bills, Bills
The age of OTE's and Bonus' is over.
Cancel Culture x Accountability
We're all in this together.
Candidates are beginning to lose faith in recruitment processes...
Have a minimum of 2, but ideally 3 CV's to work with. RADICAL, right?!
Let's work together.
Linkedin can be your biggest asset for jobseeking...but not how you'd think!
Behind the Lightning
2020: The year of the recruiter ⚡️
You heard it here first.
Lightning: The Rebrand ⚡️
We believe in our vision and wanted a brand that reflects it
Thunder comes before Lighting
Sometimes the best things comes from the darkest of times
Client case study: SEO Specialist
An insight into how we work with clients
Bring it to the runway.
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