For restaurants, the holidays are the busiest time of the year.
While it’s tempting to hire any warm body willing to peel carrots or run plates, being deliberate and strategic about who you bring on (and when) can be the key to a successful season.
A business plan provides direction, keeps you on track and is usually a requirement when you seek finance.
Read Why do I need a business plan to find out how writing a business plan can assist your business.
When the holidays roll around these able bodies tend to be more receptive to temporary work and usually have the ability to hit the ground running. At Culinary Agents, after a job is posted we automatically tee up potential candidates who “match” your requirements along with their credentials.
Take note of those who may be a fit, not just for the posted position but for future ones — and reach out proactively.
Track as many details as you can, such as what the candidates are doing now, what their interests are, and their availability and work preferences.
Then you can use that database as a list of people to reach out to proactively when you need to.
Would they be interested in coming back to do some periodic part-time work? That way you can start categorizing these people on your as-needed basis for help throughout the year.
Business planning is essential for the success of any business.