How to Hire Top Talent in your Restaurant
Posted on: March 28, 2016 by RMS Hospitality
Like many restaurant owners, you are expected to find the best talent to uphold your values and your success. While hiring the right candidates can be a challenge, it can be easily accomplished by following these simple steps. Just as important, however, is equipping your business with a Restaurant Insurance Package to adequately protect yourself.
Identify who you want to represent your business.
Find candidates who align with your values and goals. Do this by crafting detailed job descriptions about what they will be expected to do. For example, “List out all the skills that your good employees have and frame your interview questions around them,” recommends T.J. Schier, president of the SMART Restaurant Group. Furthermore, do a thorough screening of candidates before calling someone in for an interview to give you the most qualified pool for the job.
Know where to look.
Sometimes, the best candidates are employee referrals. If you value your team, why not consider hiring their friends who share similar interests? Check out job pools such as Indeed and LinkedIn for potential candidates, as well. Also, look into hiring veterans for your restaurant- over 250,000 veterans exit the military each year, most of which are looking for civilian jobs. Lastly, utilize social media. You can connect with potential employees on a human level. Post job listings, recruiting events, and job fairs on these social sites and engage with your followers.
The best way to recruit and maintain qualified candidates is to offer them benefits. Whether it’s good pay, extra tips, stock in the company, loose vacation policies, or offering a warm, open culture, benefits seal the deal.
At RMS Hospitality Group, we understand the scope of risks that restaurants and their daily operations face. For more information about equipping your restaurant with the proper coverages, contact our knowledgeable specialists today at (888) 359-8390.