Restuarant managers vs. hiring issues

Canada
January 1, 2008 1:24am CST
How many people out there have some major issues facing them regaurding staffing their stores and running efficiently enough to keep the customers happy and coming back? Im from Edmonton and our biggest problem here is there are more people than jobs, and the staff know they basically have the management by the balls because if things don't go their way they go next door and get hired. That, and alot of weak management with no experience are getting hired because all the experienced managers are getting snatched by the bigger companies, so you have to run the restaurant with low staff and inexperienced managers that don't give a damn. What are some things that have workd for you with hiring quality staff, what do you look for in an employee?
2 responses
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I can't really answer the question for you, but can share an experience I recently had. I went into a small restaurant that I don't usually go to because my daughter wanted something from there. The counterperson was very disinterested in me, and very unhelpful in explaining items I was not familiar with. Unless my daughter asks again, I will not go back to this restaurant. So try to find people with nice personalities and attitudes. I can forgive a lot of things if someone is just nice to me.
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I think it is like that everywhere. There is a "war for talent" out there. When things are good, it will be harder to find good talent. For instance, I know a paving contractor that can not find good people for high paying jobs, because there are plenty of high paying jobs out there. A few years ago, you could pick and choose.