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4 creative ways to recruit your hospitality staff

Posted by Sidekicker on Jul 23, 2018 8:13:00 AM

Recruiting great hospitality staff is one of the biggest challenges bars, restaurants and clubs face–especially when it comes to seasonal staffing.

Finding the best hospitality staff can be a tough gig, especially considering the impending skills shortage hospitality businesses are soon going to face. What’s even more challenging than trying to find staff, is sorting through hundreds of resumes.

At Sidekicker, we recruit around 1,500 casual staff per month (in the quiet season) so we have to get pretty creative with how we source the best candidates.

Here’s are four creative ways to find hospitality staff:

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for hoteliers, Tips for owners

Why you should use online videos to train your hospitality staff

Posted by Chloe Papas on Jul 11, 2018 8:23:00 AM

More and more hospitality companies and managers are turning to online video platforms to train incoming employees or upskill existing staff members. There are many different reasons for the switch from face-to-face training to online, including ease of use and accessibility for all staff members, as well as cost and the incredible rise of video as the world’s favorite medium.

Video can also provide a layered and more rich experience for employees, who will appreciate individual self-paced learning. Want to know more about the benefits of training your hospitality staff using video? Take a look.   

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Topics: Hospitality operations, HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Hospitality training

How to engage your team when on-boarding new hospitality staff

Posted by Gaynor Hunter on Jul 9, 2018 8:22:00 AM

You've selected the best candidates after sitting through countless interviews, and it's time for the onboarding process to begin.

Every new employee wants to know that they have made the right decision in choosing your company.  You need to confirm that you too have selected the right staff. The onboarding process is your chance to achieve both of these aims.

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Hospitality training, Tips for owners

6 essential interview questions to ask your next hospitality manager

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Jun 29, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Some reports have placed the turnover rate for restaurant managers at over 45 percent. A shocking ratio for any industry. Taking a step back to the interview process is one of the keys to help select a closer fit and reduce turnover.  Think about it; we actively target our customers, why not our employees and managers as well?

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Topics: Hospitality interview, HR for hospitality venues, Hospitality career advice, Tips for owners

5 fun ways to reward your hospitality staff

Posted by Emily Marr on Jun 20, 2018 8:43:00 AM

Employees are the building blocks of any successful business. But to make sure your business beats the rest, your employees need to enjoy their working environment and feel like their achievements are valued.

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for owners

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