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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

5 ways online video marketing benefits your hospitality business

Posted by Patrick Foster on Jul 18, 2018 8:22:00 AM

Video is fast becoming the go-to format for brands, marketers, and individuals. More than 500 million hours of video are watched on YouTube alone each day, and 72% of consumers prefer learning about a product or service through a video than any other channel. Evidently, it’s a format that grows in popularity year after year.

Gone are the days when loading a video would take a year to load through your dial-up internet (remember that?) and appear grainy or pixelated. Video has become sophisticated and accessible, and as it develops, brings with it a whole host of benefits for hospitality businessesHere's how:

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Topics: Content marketing, Tips for marketers, General marketing, Tips for owners

How to deliver the perfect pitch to investors

Posted by Doug Radkey on Jul 13, 2018 7:58:00 AM

Sometimes, in order to reach our dreams, we need a little help. Starting (or growing) a scalable and sustainable restaurant or hospitality business is not cheap. Many aspiring restaurateurs need a business partner or investment group to help reach their financial targets.

Here’s what we know: The average start-up restaurant, (in US dollars) can range from $295,000 to $660,000+ depending on a variety of factors, including of course the size of establishment, whether it’s a ‘from-scratch’ project, and the choice of overall concept.

No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of money.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Tips for owners

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

A better Typsy experience has arrived

Posted by Emily Marr on Jul 6, 2018 1:28:54 PM

Like anyone in the hospitality business, we strive to bring you, our customers, the best which is why you may find that things are looking different.

Over the past few months, we’ve planned, designed, tested, stayed up late and had one too many coffees, all to bring you a new and improved Typsy experience. We promise it's been well worth it!

From start to finish, we’ve had one goal in mind – ensuring the Typsy platform is easy to use and accessible as possible. In fact, you'll find that Typsy runs smoother and faster than ever!

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Topics: Hospitality training, Tips for owners, Typsy news, Product Features

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