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Hiring a bartender can be a difficult process. Sure, it’s easy to find someone with a bartending license and some training, but a great bartender can do it all: keep track of multiple clients, bring in new ones, keep the peace, know when someone needs to be cut off, and much more. Perhaps there is no more visible customer-facing position than the bartender at any establishment that serves alcohol.

How to hire bartenders more efficiently

Different bars and restaurants require different types of bartenders. Does your establishment need someone with an encyclopedic knowledge of mixed drinks? Do you need someone who can handle big crowds on a Saturday night? Cut down on the time it takes to weed through the wrong applicants by setting up pre-screening questions when they apply online. Diving into their experience with these questions can quickly separate out candidates into the yes, no, and maybe categories so you can interview just the ones who have the skills you’re looking for.

Gauge their personality during the interview

So much of what a good bartender brings to the table is their personality. Whether it’s an in-person interview, or a video interview, ask candidates questions about their history and experience, but also ask them to tell you a story. Personality shines through when someone is recounting one of their favorite stories about themselves, and it might be a good idea to pre-screen candidates by asking them to upload a 30 to 60 second story to your hiring portal even before the interview (see how Carl’s Jr. uses 30 second videos).

It’s all about their references

Bartenders might talk a good game, but if they don’t have the glowing references to back it up, they might not make it at your bar. Always ask for and check 2-3 references to make sure that they had a good history, their experience is accurate, and that they left on good terms with the previous establishment. Too often, bad seeds can skate by on charm and then cause havoc down the line once hired.

 

Posting for a bartender on Craigslist? Here are some do’s and don’ts you should follow.

46 Bartenders  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

V***** E*****(626)-5**-***6
Bartenders for Hire in Pasadena, CA
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Bartenders for Hire in Concord, CA
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O***** E*****(919)-4**-***2
Bartenders for Hire in Raleigh, NC
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N***** R*****(480)-3**-***7
Bartenders for Hire in Phoenix, AZ
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A***** *****(925)-8**-***8
Bartenders for Hire in Aurora, CO
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A***** R*****(225)-9**-***6
Bartenders for Hire in Baton Rouge, LA
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Looking for: Full time and part time
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A***** L*****(915)-7**-***7
Bartenders for Hire in El Paso, TX
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R***** A*****(507)-2**-***9
Bartenders for Hire in Medford, OR
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O***** O*****(504)-4**-***6
Bartenders for Hire in Chalmette, LA
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A***** U*****(510)-7**-***1
Bartenders for Hire in Oakland, CA
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Bartender

What is the best way to find and hire a Bartender near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Bartender applicants. Employers posting their Bartender job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Bartender applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Bartender are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 8 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Bartender positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Bartender role?
SMS has 82% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Bartender job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Bartenders are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 196% 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 Bartender 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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