In most places there is nationwide labor shortage, many of our clients in the hospitality and food and beverage industries are really feeling the effects--especially when it comes to trying to hire new employees
In case you’re working through similar obstacles, we have put together a list of a few recruiting strategies and tips:
- Source talent through smaller online communities and platforms. Leaning exclusively on high-traffic job sites increases your probability of being overlooked or having to spend copious amounts of time combing through random applications. Websites such as Industry are designed specifically for restaurants and businesses in the hospitality space.
- Showcase your business’s culture on social media. Having a strong presence on social media can offer insights into what working for your company is like, and because candidates can be choosier about their next employer, this can be a huge advantage.
- Streamline your hiring process. Embrace virtual interviews (if for no other reason than candidate convenience), prioritize which openings need to be filled first, ensure you have your questions prepared, and keep candidates engaged throughout.
These are just a handful of strategies businesses can employ to help overcome the lack of workers and impending influx of foot traffic. If you know of other businesses who would benefit from this information, please feel free to pass it along.