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Hiring a waiter is one of the toughest challenges facing restaurant owners and managers. With high turnover and competition, retaining key servers is tough, let alone finding great ones in the first place. Having a thought out game plan is important to have in place when launching a campaign to hire more servers.

How to hire servers more efficiently

Referrals are one of the best, and most cost-effective, ways to hire new servers. Did you know that the cost-per-hire of a position is over $4000? By setting up a referral program with your employees, that can dramatically slash that cost down. Additionally, referred workers are found to be harder working and more loyal to their establishments. Focus on internal recommendations first, then referrals from surrounding businesses who may have overflows of applicants.

Be willing to train up

Many managers will tell you: the best servers are the ones they’ve trained from the ground up. While experienced servers are in high demand at all times, training an able and willing worker can produce great results in a surprisingly short amount of time. This is why some establishments will hire for personality, willingness to learn, and work ethic over experience. With a good onboarding system in place, training a new server can be more efficient than hiring in a competitive city.

Sell your business to them

Good servers can almost pick and choose the establishments they’d like to work for, and yet the job listings we see are often generic and uninspired. Give applicants reasons why your restaurant is the place to be. Does it offer a bonus system? Is there opportunity for further training and growth? What are the safety measures put in place during the pandemic? These selling points can increase the amount of good servers who apply for your open positions.

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

L***** I*****(408)-4**-***1
Waiters for Hire in San Jose, CA
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N***** O*****(337)-2**-***2
Waiters for Hire in Houston, TX
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A***** E*****(385)-4**-***7
Waiters for Hire in Salt Lake City, UT
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I***** A*****(954)-6**-***0
Waiters for Hire in Pompano Beach, FL
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O***** C*****(202)-7**-***5
Waiters for Hire in Washington, DC
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I***** E*****(916)-7**-***4
Waiters for Hire in Sacramento, CA
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S***** I*****(561)-3**-***3
Waiters for Hire in Roswell, GA
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E***** A*****(614)-2**-***6
Waiters for Hire in Marion, OH
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A***** I*****(504)-5**-***9
Waiters for Hire in New Orleans, LA
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E***** A*****03406422114
Waiters for Hire in Washington, DC
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Waiter

What is the best way to find and hire a Waiter near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Waiter applicants. Employers posting their Waiter job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Waiter applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Waiter are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 7 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Waiter positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Waiter role?
SMS has 84% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Waiter job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Waiters 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 Waiter 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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