Are you having trouble attracting reliable employees to your business? Turnover in the foodservice industry is constant, leaving you without a dependable and qualified team. However, you can take action now to stop the turnover cycle and build a team of reliable staff members.
Find (and keep) better employees for your business with these four tips:
1. Write Better Job Descriptions – Following the same boring job description format only tells potential employees that your business is bland. Instead of following the stuffy format, pump up your posting with an inviting tone to make your brand stand out to potential applicants.
2. Use Photos & Video – Loading fun videos and photos on your website can be a powerful recruitment tool for your establishment. Potential employees will appreciate the behind-the-scenes look of your businessand you can showcase your team enjoying their roles.
3. Get Positive Online Reviews – Before applying to a position, potential employees often search for the “inside” opinion on your establishment. If your online reviews are overly negative, it can hurt your chances of finding the right employee.
4. Have a Good Reputation – If you’re known as a great employer, current and former employees can help recommend your establishment by word of mouth. Plus, this will help build your brand to draw in the best outside prospects as well.
4 Tips for Effective Management Meetings
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Choosing the Right Location
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Foodservice Industry Language
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Offering Delivery Service
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The Grocerant Evolution
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With the latest payment technologies stressing ingenuity and convenience, many establishments are considering upping their digital payment methods and eliminating the option to pay with cash altogether. While goal of cashless operations is to stay relevant, these establishments may be missing important opportunities to connect with their customers, such as:
Encouraging Tips – Paying in cash gives guests the chance to recognize outstanding employees with extra tips for their good service.
Human Interaction – The small act of paying in cash opens an opportunity for extra interaction between staff members and customers. This gives your employees a chance to showcase their excellent customer service skills and earn loyal patrons.
Including Everyone – Generally, millennials are pretty savvy with technology. However, if customers are older or adverse towards going digital, going cashless can turn off potential patrons to your establishment.
Financial Flexibility – Sometimes technology fails and systems crash without warning. Accepting physical dollar bills provides a backup in times of technological failure.
Growing Trend: Shorter Menus
Despite the long-held belief that longer menus make patrons more willing to spend money, these exhausting menus only bog down the dining experience. Creating shorter, focused menu offerings has ...
Solve Customer Complaints
In the restaurant industry, managers should do everything in their power to keep customers happy and get repeat business. But what if, after all the training and preparation, a customer ...
Build Your Brand with Storytelling
Building connections with your customers helps to make them feel welcomed and appreciated in your restaurant. Every restaurant has as story – whether your story is focused on the start-up ...
Can Your Customers Order Online?
Online ordering can help to increase your restaurant’s customer base and give you an edge on the competition. Some people may just want to eat delicious food at home without having to cook. ...
If you’re looking to jump into the foodservice industry, food trucks may be the answer. Since food trucks offer a lower cost alternative to a traditional restaurant space, these mobile eateries make it easier for newcomers to break into the industry and build a customer base. However, before starting a food truck, be sure to choose the right menu, location, and marketing tactics to gain attention.
Location. Location. Location.
One of the most important aspects of running a food truck is knowing when and where a crowd of hungry customers will be waiting. However, food truck vendors cannot set up shop just anywhere; local codes require special licenses, permits, and zoning restrictions which must be followed. Research the legal requirements for starting a food truck before hitting the streets.
Your Menu Matters
Food trucks have expanded from traditional sandwiches and burgers to a wide range of unique cuisine. Specialty food trucks now feature organic options, breakfast foods, and ethnic cuisines to satisfy the taste buds of their customers. Research the other food trucks in the area and the types of cuisine offered by the competition. Make sure your menu has a unique spin or appeals to a niche market to maximize your profits.
Market with Social Media
Get the word out about your new food truck using social media. Websites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram give you an effective medium to market your food by adding location, tantalizing food pictures, or showcasing daily deals without costing a dime. Build your brand’s personality and voice online and market to your audience on-the-go.
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Get a Crowd for Your Grand Opening
Looking to create a buzz about your establishment’s grand opening? Use these simple tactics to help your establishment bring in a crowd and stand out from the competition.
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Dealing with a Choking Emergency
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Reduce Food Waste
Are you letting food products go to waste? Each time you toss old produce or dry products past their expiration date, your foodservice establishment is losing valuable money. Instead of throwing ...
Benefits of a Specialty Brewer
You might think a coffee brewer is just a convenient addition to the office breakroom, but adding a specialty espresso brewer to your foodservice establishment gives you far more capabilities ...