When you have job vacancies to fill at your restaurant, you want to advertise them far and wide to draw in the best talent you possibly can. This can require some creative thinking and there are several ways you can go about it. Use these ideas to improve the new hire advertising your restaurant uses.
Post Prominent Hiring Notices
The first thing you should check is whether the notices advertising that you are hiring are displayed prominently enough. Make sure the sign is easy to read and clearly displayed so it cannot be easily overlooked. A front window is usually a good place to hang it. It is also a good idea to specify on the sign what the open position is to avoid any possible confusion.
Mention Your Quality Training Program
You will have to train anyone you hire, regardless of their previous experience. Someone with the right personality and abilities can learn to be an excellent restaurant employee, so you can improve your new hire advertising by stating that you will train them. Mentioning that you use an online training platform for restaurants in addition to any specific in-house training also informs applicants that you truly care about the success of your employees.
Even small local restaurants can benefit from online job listings posted to both major and niche job boards. Most people look for jobs online now in addition to any in-person job search. Not everyone reads classifieds in newspapers anymore either and signs on your door will only draw the attention of people physically walking past your restaurant. Craigslist can be a good place to post local job listings as well.
Benefits are a key incentive you can provide for workers to come work for you, but if you aren’t mentioning them they can’t help you attract talent. Be sure to include a quick list of benefits in your job ads. Even on help wanted signs you can squeeze in a few of the most important ones. Many restaurants don’t offer certain benefits like health insurance, so by offering what your competitors don’t you will likely have many more hire options to choose from.
Remember to always place your job ads where the people you are looking to hire are most likely to see them. You should use a combination of locations for greater effect. Do a little strategizing and you can improve how you advertise open positions at your restaurant.
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