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Do Not Wait To Hire Restaurant Servers

Finding Restaurant Servers

The world moves pretty fast. You need to hire fast as well.

As I wrap up my series on hiring restaurant servers in an improving economy, I wanted to address the need for speed and decisiveness in the hiring process.  Too many restaurants have become accustomed to the luxury of being able to conduct 2-3 interviews with candidates before making a job offer.  These same restaurants are being met with less success using this model.  The reason is simple.  Restaurants servers are faced with more job options in a strong economy.  A lack of speed and decisiveness on the part of restaurant owners and managers will cause these servers to accept positions elsewhere.

I am not saying that restaurant managers should make careless hiring decisions.  I am also not encouraging anyone to hire the first person that walks through the door.  Instead, I strongly believe that failing to make a hiring decisions will cause the top performing restaurant servers to go elsewhere.  I am encouraging you to streamline the process so that decisions can be made quickly.  Restaurants that make these decisions quickly are in a much better position to land the qualified candidates that apply.

This post addresses some of the common concerns that managers have about making hiring decisions quickly.  I also share a personal story of how my decisions have been made based on the indecisiveness of restaurants.  I intend it to serve as a warning.  Top quality servers will no longer wait weeks to be offered a position.  That is why it is important to embrace The Importance of Speed in Hiring Restaurant Servers

About David Hayden

Restaurant industry professional helping small restaurants with their training, operations, and marketing needs. Author of Tips2: Tips For Increasing Your Tips and Building Your Brand With Facebook. You can also visit my other websites and blogs at: http://www.tips2book.com http://www.restaurant-marketing-plan.com http://www.themanagersoffice.com http://www.tipssquared.com http://www.foodieknowledge.com http://www.restaurantlaughs.com http://www.tipsfortips.wordpress.com