1. We notice everything
Remember The Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings? Recruiters have a similar ability to see every job-related aspect of the hiring process.
I was perusing LinkedIn last night when something stopped me mid-scroll. It was a job title. Not just any title, but the best one I’d seen in a long time. It simply read, “Dishwasher.” That’s right. A LinkedIn profile for a dishwasher.
Restaurant Management is not for the faint of heart. Long hours, stressful situations, and making a multitude of decisions on the “fly” are just a few of the challenges you’re faced with on a daily basis. It takes a special type of person to be successful in the restaurant industry. Here are 10 characteristics of great restaurant managers:
It’s that time again--one of your managers has taken another position, relocated, or been let go and now it’s your job to fill the void. Hiring a manager is one of the most important jobs there is in the hospitality business. Yes, the guest comes first. But who makes sure the guests are being taken care of? Your managers.
Shortly after attaining my first management position I was appointed, amongst other things, Bar Manager. I had bartended previously, but that was the extent of my beverage background. I had to learn on the fly. I also needed to be efficient; the owner was a stickler for cost controls, so my job depended on it.
Hiring humans is a tricky task. Think about it for a second. If you’re a typical hiring manager you’re allowed a resume, a few references, and interviews of various sorts to make a judgement call. Maybe a background check and drug test if corporate policy says so.
Every company has the position (or two, or three…) that no one stays in for long. The jobs are usually always part time, meaning the employee likely doesn’t receive any company benefits, they receive a low pay and the hours can often be third shift, making it extremely difficult to fill the role with a quality candidate.
No matter your business or the position you may need to fill, there’s a constant search for the “perfect” candidate. The challenge with finding a flawless employee, however, is that the idea of a perfect-fit is subjective. The resume that one manager tosses in the trash can, could be the first choice candidate for another manager. While searching through applications and interviewing candidates, there is a specific set of qualities a “perfect” employee will have. The great news is these qualities are essential in any setting, so these assets will be a positive force in your company – no matter the industry.
Chances are, even if you didn’t hit up your local movie theater on November 6 for the release of “The Peanuts Movie,” you absolutely knew it was sweeping the nation. It was hard to change the TV channel and not see Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy and of course, Woodstock. The classic comic strip characters were replicated by the TODAY show cast on Halloween, home shopping networks promoted the latest line of The Peanuts products and a cool, interactive website allowed fans to “Get Peanutized.”