5-minutes with the SilverFox

5-minutes with the SilverFox

By Stephen Hickmore
Stephen Hickmore interviews hospitality industry personalities Chefs, Restaurateurs, Celebrities, Foodies and Hoteliers.

He also gets to grips with various “burning issues” as well as great career advice.

The South African hospitality scene is vibrant, a melting pot for talent and trend setters. Entrepreneur, fourth generation hotelier, writer and general over communicator Stephen chats for 5 minutes to influencers and trend setters. "Catching them at work for a quick 5 minutes of Chat, brings a certain energy that is contagious" says Stephen A.K.A The SilverFox
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COVID-19 will fundamentally challenge your culture, how you distribute work and deploy your workforce, and how you engage your people. In the longer term, this crisis may present an opportunity to create a more resilient workforce whilst retaining the agility to operate in uncertain times. Join Stephen Hickmore (The SilverFox): John Botha, COO of Global Business Solutions and Phillip Meyer, CEO of the LSC Group in an exclusive webinar as we discuss Future-proofing your Workforce Strategy.
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