The Biggest Restaurant Job Ad Mistakes

It’s easy to overlook the importance of writing a good restaurant job ad.  But, if you want great candidates on interview day, you’ve got to make a great first impression.  Make the following mistakes, and the best applicants will just skip your posting. Micah SilkeMy first restaurant job was working the graveyard shift washing dishes […]

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5 Tips for Hiring the Right Employees for Your Restaurant

Finding the right employees is a challenge in any industry, but especially for restaurants. The restaurant industry has a notoriously high turnover rate – over 70%. Every time you have to hire and train a new employee, you’re investing time and money with no promise of a return on that investment. Not to mention, it’s […]

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The Server Interview Questions (and Answers!) You Need to Know

Some restaurants will hire a server based on simple interview questions such as, “Do you have experience?” or “Can you work weekends?” But it’s usually not that easy. You should always go into a server job interview expecting to have an in-depth discussion with your potential employer about your experience and skills.  As a server, […]

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How to Write a Great Restaurant Job Post

Many restaurant job ads are shorter than those you see from other industries. They’re often missing key details such as the “About Company” section and have few if any, details in the “Responsibilities” section.  According to Sara Anderson, director of workforce development at the National Restaurant Association, it costs nearly $2,000 to replace an hourly […]

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Tips for Hiring and Training New Restaurant Staff After Coronavirus Closures

To say COVID-19 has rocked the restaurant industry is an understatement. Nearly two-thirds of the restaurant workforce has been lost. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we’re inching closer to it each day. When you’re finally able to welcome dine-in guests again, it’s likely you’ll need to replace some or […]

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