Now Hiring: Separate Yourself from Competitors
Everywhere you turn you will notice a “Now Hiring” sign. No matter of the industry or job type, manpower is needed and urgently.
So how do you get someone to be interested in your workplace amongst a sea of competition?
Many companies/restaurants are offering sign on bonuses as soon as an employee starts in addition to competitive pay. Word will get out that your business is offering good money and could help draw in interested candidates.
Simply offering the bare minimum isn’t going to help you. If thats all you can afford, sweeten the deal with non monetary perks listed below.
The pandemic has proven that flexible schedules can be the norm. That might not translate as easily to restaurants or retail, but communicating that you work with each employee to create a schedule that aligns to their lifestyle will show potential candidates that you value each person who works for you.
Move Up Opportunities
Communicate any growth opportunities that exist in your business. Be clear and up front on the career path of each position if they want to grow within your business. Ask candidates where they ultimately want to work (chef, general manager, etc.) so that you can work to get them there. This promotes employee retention and ultimately helps in turn over.
Prospective candidates are now more interested in what is being done to help mitigate the risk of Covid-19 outbreaks at their place of work. This should be communicated during the interview process. It will show potential employees how serious it is to your business and also that the safety of your employees is a top priority.
Refer a Friend
The best ambassadors for working at your business are your own employees. Create a referral program that will provide a bonus to anyone that brings in a candidate and who is then hired. Double down on the bonus program after the probationary period with another bonus/perk for providing you with a qualified candidate who has lasted.