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Hire Baristas

Hiring a barista for your coffee shop can make or break your business. After all, the coffee is really only as good as the skilled hands that brew it. Not to mention the personality of said barista to bring in and keep your customer base happy. But hiring the right person can be a challenge.

How to hire baristas more efficiently

Unless you’re a big chain like Starbucks or Dunkin, applicants won’t really know what they’re getting into. A big part of attracting the right barista talent is to convey your coffee shop’s business, philosophy, and other selling points. Are you located in an arts district? What are your specialties? Do you serve food as well? What sort of equipment do you have? The more you can sell your store, the higher the number of applicants you can expect to receive.

Barista salaries

Typical hourly wages for baristas run between $8 to $14 an hour, not including tips which can make a significant difference. If your establishment serves food as well, they can expect tips to be higher, which can be a big selling point for your business. Many managers also structure bonuses for employee referrals, meeting sales goals, and longevity.

Evaluate their personality

Unless your store is a glorified conveyor belt of caffeine, the barista will inevitably be the face of your business to your customers. An amiable personality is key to dealing with crowds, especially during the morning rush. During your interview, ask questions that show their character: how do you deal with stress? Tell me about a time you problem-solved on your feet. Also, asking them to tell a story can help you see just the type of character they are.

31 Barista  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

I***** L*****(510)-8**-***3
Barista for Hire in Oakland, CA
Applied 1 minute ago
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L***** E*****(559)-8**-***1
Barista for Hire in Clovis, CA
Applied 2 minutes ago
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Can work on weekends & holidays
Completed full applicant profile
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A***** H*****(707)-3**-***3
Barista for Hire in Moraga, CA
Applied 2 minutes ago
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Has legal work authorization
Completed full applicant profile
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N***** U*****(510)-9**-***8
Barista for Hire in Oakland, CA
Applied 7 minutes ago
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S***** A*****(786)-8**-***5
Barista for Hire in Orlando, FL
Applied 9 minutes ago
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A***** D*****(706)-3**-***2
Barista for Hire in Dalton, GA
Applied 10 minutes ago
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Completed full applicant profile
Looking for: Full time and part time
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I***** U*****(804)-2**-***6
Barista for Hire in Chester, VA
Applied 12 minutes ago
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A***** E*****(407)-3**-***9
Barista for Hire in Kissimmee, FL
Applied 13 minutes ago
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I***** E*****(260)-2**-***0
Barista for Hire in Fort Wayne, IN
Applied 14 minutes ago
This applicant applied from Facebook. Would you like to invite this person to apply? This applicant also applied to 1 other position.
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Completed full applicant profile
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S***** I*****(209)-6**-***3
Barista for Hire in Tracy, CA
Applied 14 minutes ago
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Uploaded resume
Has legal work authorization
Completed full applicant profile
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Barista

What is the best way to find and hire a Barista near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Barista applicants. Employers posting their Barista job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Barista applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Barista are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 13 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Barista positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Barista role?
SMS has 88% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Barista job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Barista are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 194% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Barista applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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