Recruiting the right job candidates is no simple task. High turnover positions such as quick serve cooks, cashiers, dishwashers and restaurant managers can be especially challenging. It can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive to discover and recruit new talent quickly and in scale, which is why more and more businesses are turning to performance-based online recruiting solutions.
Recognizing this challenge, Georgia Restaurant Association has embraced such innovative employee staffing solutions by partnering with online recruitment leader, CareerCo to help GRA members with hiring for all hospitality positions. Together, the plan is to help the leverage a risk-free, performance-based system to recruit and hire for a variety of positions from hourly, entry level to management. Through the power of CareerCo’s effective career advisor system, proprietary job-mapping technology and “WOOF” job alerts, CareerCo offers a proactive approach using online and offline media channels.
The big benefit: Because there are no up-front costs, and you only pay for quality applicant prospects, you can reduce your overall cost per hire. In addition, there are no long-term contracts to worry about. CareerCo screens candidates for you so you can focus on only those candidates who match your requirements. From setting your specific criteria and customizing your postings, to real-time tracking of your applicants, CareerCo enables you to manage your hiring process in an easy, affordable way that will not inundate you. And, not only will you get the candidates that you need, they will come from more sources than you currently have access to such as text, email, and telephone outreach.
How to make performance-based recruitment work for you:
Explore the road less travelled.
Finding the right employees might require you to go outside your immediate geographic area. Or, you might have lots of quality candidates in your backyard, but need a way to stand out in a busy hiring climate. Either way, the ability to use geo-targeting in your job candidate search – something that performance-based recruitment provides – can help you zero in on a particular zone of talent.
Market your open positions effectively.
Casting a wider net to allow candidates without industry-specific experience (but relevant skill sets) is a great way to broaden your talent pool to include candidates that your competitors are not also reaching out to. This requires carefully crafted messaging to the right audience to introduce them to synergistic career paths in your industry. A performance-based recruiting solution can help you with these tasks.
Map out your candidate’s hiring journey.
Getting the most out of a pay-for-performance service depends on how efficiently you follow up with candidates. In other words, whether you have a dedicated HR person to handle your recruitment and hiring, or you run a smaller operation and that task falls to someone who already manages a dozen other things, having a real-time plan in place for when applications come in is key. CareerCo manages the job inquiry and application intake to include only those job seekers who meet your pre-set criteria. No more wasted time sifting through endless applications from unqualified workers.
Build a strong employer brand.
Once you begin conversing with strong prospects, a transparent hiring process, that includes a detailed orientation and training program designed to acclimate new hires and make them feel welcome, followed by lots of opportunities for advancement and internal promotions will help you hire and retain them. And of course, offering competitive wages, benefits, and attractive employee perks goes a long way, too.
In a business that’s so dependent on having a workforce of reliable employees who can commit to a fast-paced work environment, while working efficiently to meet demand, having the right team is essential. The favorable economy and growing industry numbers mean it’s time to step up your hiring to find the right team of customer service-oriented workers. It’s up to you to put the old way of recruiting talent on the back burner and try a new recipe for recruitment success.
For more information about how CareerCo can help with your recruitment strategy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org