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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.

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

V***** O*****(928)-6**-***4
Barista for Hire in Safford, AZ
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Barista for Hire in Frankfort, IL
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Barista for Hire in Northport, AL
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L***** A*****(252)-8**-***6
Barista for Hire in Woodbridge, VA
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A***** R*****(504)-5**-***3
Barista for Hire in Baton Rouge, LA
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O***** O*****(202)-5**-***2
Barista for Hire in Mass City, MI
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D***** A*****(832)-7**-***8
Barista for Hire in Pasadena, TX
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A***** U*****(801)-9**-***0
Barista for Hire in Salt Lake City, UT
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I***** A*****(561)-5**-***1
Barista for Hire in Delray Beach, FL
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H***** E*****(989)-3**-***8
Barista for Hire in Mount Pleasant, MI
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Looking for: Full time and part time

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 13 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 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 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 90% 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 175% 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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