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Billy Giordano . 2 minute read
HOSPITALITY STAFFING

7 Tips for Hiring to Decrease Turnover in Restaurants

As a restaurant employer, you know the importance of having a stable and reliable team. High turnover can lead to decreased productivity, increased costs, and a negative impact on customer service. The goal of hiring is to find employees who are committed to their job and will stay with your restaurant for the long term. Here are some tips to help you hire with decreased turnover in mind:

  1. Define your ideal candidate: Before you start the hiring process, take some time to define the qualities and skills you’re looking for in a new hire. This will help you to identify the best candidates who are a good fit for your restaurant and are more likely to stay with you long-term.
  2. Use the right tools:  The right Applicant Tracking System can help streamline the hiring process, making it easier to reach a larger pool of potential candidates through consistent marketing of your jobs.  Once applications start coming in, you’ll want to make sure you’re actively competing for high quality candidates with efficient tools to manage resumes, schedule interviews, and track statuses through the entire hiring lifecycle.
  3. Offer a competitive compensation package: One of the main reasons employees leave a job is because they feel undervalued or underpaid. Offering a competitive compensation package can help to attract and retain employees who are happy with their pay and benefits.
  4. Invest in training and development: Providing ongoing training and development opportunities for your employees is key to retaining them. This helps employees feel valued, and it can also improve their job performance and job satisfaction.
  5. Foster a positive work environment: A positive work environment can make a big difference in employee satisfaction and retention. Encourage open communication, recognize and reward employees for their contributions, and provide opportunities for employee growth and advancement.
  6. Regularly check in with employees: Regular check-ins with employees can help to identify any potential issues and ensure employees feel heard and valued. This can also provide an opportunity to address any concerns before they lead to turnover.
  7. Offer flexible scheduling: Restaurants often require employees to work long hours and weekends. Offering flexible scheduling options, such as part-time or flexible hours, can help to retain employees who may be seeking a better work-life balance.

By following these tips, you can decrease turnover in your restaurant and build a stable, committed, and productive team. Investing in your employees will result in better customer service, increased productivity, and ultimately, a more successful restaurant.

In conclusion, reducing turnover in your restaurant starts with the hiring process. Take the time to identify the qualities and skills you’re looking for in a new hire, implement the right tools, offer a competitive compensation package, invest in training and development, foster a positive work environment, regularly check in with employees, and offer flexible scheduling options. By doing so, you’ll be able to build a team that is committed to your restaurant’s success and will stay with you for the long term.

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