Top Tips for Hiring Quality Staff

Monday, October 26, 2020

According to a survey carried out by hospitality recruitment company Barcats, a whopping 92% of hospitality job seekers said they would look for positions in other industries if it meant getting back to work quicker.


One of the biggest challenges now facing the hospitality industry is a skills shortage and, given these results, this may only continue to get worse. So, what can you do to attract high calibre staff? Read on and discover some top tips for securing top talent before they disappear.

Here are some of Barcats Top Tips

#1 Post a job on Barcats 

Barcats is a bespoke hospitality platform built to connect hospitality venues with quality local staff who are looking for work. Launched in July 2017, the platform has already processed over 290,000 applications for work across Australia and New Zealand.

 


Example

#2  Provide an Accurate Job Description

There’s nothing worse than a partially completed, inaccurate job description that could potentially attract the wrong candidates. If you’re unsure about what to put in your job description, Barcats have templates available for you to use when posting a job. 


3. Offer a Competitive Salary

Paying award wages or above is the most important way of attracting and hiring quality staff. If you’re not sure how much you should be paying, the FairWork Ombudsman released a Pay And Conditions Tool that can help you navigate your way through the award wages. 


4. Look for Potential

Don’t write off an applicant just because they lack experience. An employee who has the right attitude and work ethic, and is keen to learn more could be an important addition to your team. Whether it’s someone who already works for you and is looking to take that next step up or an applicant who holds great potential, consider all options. A positive attitude and loyalty is often just as valuable as skills and experience. 


5. Social Presence

If you already have a social presence, it’s a great way to connect with people who already know and love your brand. They’re often the best people to refer a friend or even work at your venue because they already know and love your menus, venue style and sometimes even the team!


6. Give it Time 

In a competitive job market, it’s often hard to fill senior roles quickly. That’s why it’s important to post your job ads with enough lead time to find the perfect fit for your team and allow enough onboarding time for those senior positions. 

 

Need more help?

 

Email the Barcats team at [email protected] and someone will be in touch. Alternatively,  click here and start posting your next job ad!

Barcats is a bespoke hospitality platform built to connect hospitality venues looking to hire with quality local staff looking for work. Launching in July 2017 the platform has already processed over 290,000 applications for work across Australia and New Zealand.