vSure Notice: Work Rights Check for The Speakeasy Group

Hi Team,

I hope all is well with you!

With the recent changes to our time and attendance software, we are also adapting to new software, including an automated Right to Work Check software (vSure) that will help us verify the work rights of our employees across the company and our venues.

Previously, with Employment Hero only those who were not citizens or permanent residents of Australia were required to upload the data however with this new software and to bring us in line with the Right to Work Check all staff are required to complete it.

With that being said, once we have added your details on vSure, you will receive an email and a text message instruction requesting permission to check your Right To Work in Australia.

For questions and concerns feel free to reach out to me or Tracy.

Thank you!

Ches Misa
HR Assistant

Important Updates on Tanda

Hello All,

I hope you are all well and keeping warm! 

As some of the Melbourne staff have experienced, we have encountered a few glitches while transitioning to the new payroll software, Tanda.

We have found that some issues stem from staff not signing in and out correctly for shifts and breaks. To ensure everyone is paid correctly and on time, please make sure to check and confirm your sign-ins and sign-outs at the end of each shift.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,


Speakeasy x Patron Cocktail Competition Winner

A massive congratulations to Tibo Menut from Eau-de-Vie Melbourne for winning the Speakeasy x Patron Cocktail Competition. Tibo will be heading off on a once in a lifetime trip to Mexico inn the coming months alongside the winner of the Mentor ticket that will be announced on Monday the 20th of this month.

Congratulations to our finalists, Brodie Hall, Raphaelle Jourden, Harrison Kennedy, Sarscha Lewis and Gizeth Franco.

Thank you again for everyone who entered, came along to the final and assisted in the execution of the competition in any way. Viva la Mexico!

Hennessy My Way 2024

Join us at Pearl Diver for the launch of the cocktail competition Hennessy My Way 2024.

To help launch the competition within Australia the Hennessy Global Brand Ambassador, Jordan Bushell will be at Pearl Diver on Wednesday the 17th of April for a trade exclusive tasting and discussion.

Enter the competition HERE

RSVP for the launch by 8th of April: HERE

Free Tickets for Melbourne Comedy Festival Showcase

Melbourne Comedy Festival favourites are back in town.  With “Our Exclusive” sample of The Comedy Festival shows from this year and last year.   This will be a night where you are guaranteed the best medicine – plenty of LAUGHTER !!!!  You will get to enjoy over 2 Hours of great stand-up comedy.   

 When: Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th OR Thursday 21st March.

Doors Open: 6.30pm (if you want to come & buy some dinner/snacks at 6.30pm – Joe King Bistro Menu 
Show Starts: Starts: 8pm (runs for 2+ hours)  
Cost: NO ENTRY FEE CHARGE (for the show, normally $35pp) 
Where: The Comics Lounge 26 Errol St Nth Melb  

To Book: email [email protected] with your name, number of tickets & which show you would like, your confirmation email will be sent straight to the bookings office.  

International Women’s Day at The Speakeasy Group

Count Her In – Accelerating Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment

Join us as we unpack IWD 2024 and what it means, specifically, for women in the Hospitality Industry. The Speakeasy Group are so excited to be hosting two events celebrating all that it is to be a woman in the industry that we love.

Speakeasy Staff get free tickets – please enter the code SGSTAFF when purchasing tickets below and you’ll get your ticket on us.

Monday March 4th @ Pearl Diver
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Hosted by the ever dynamic, industry powerhouse, Hilary McNevin, along with a line-up of inspirational panellists from a broad cross section of our fine industry, kick-ass women & allies alike.

Lend your voice to the Q&A as we pave the way for a more inclusive and empowered future.

Engage with like-minded professionals with some space to connect over some delicious drinks & nibbles (after all, it’s what we do)!

Thursday March 7th @ Nick & Nora’s
1:00pm – 4:00pm

What does economic empowerment mean for women in hospitality? Ever wish you’d learned how to file a tax form instead of trigonometry at school?

Join us for a trio of practical and interactive workshop sessions for some life hacks on economic empowerment you can actually use!

We look forward to hosting you.