Greetings! I’m so glad you’re back. The other day I shocked a lot of readers with my funny stories about towing but these people weren’t shocked by the stories but by the fact that I don’t usually blog about those topics. So have no worries! That won’t be a regular thing. For my restaurant owners from Kitchener to Vancouver and back again, I owe you quality content. And so today we’re going to kick things off right with a list of 5 things you should never do when looking to hire new employees for your start-up restaurant!
Five Things NOT to do when Hiring for Your Start Up Restaurant!
- Don’t hire a cook with no cooking experience like an appliance repair mechanic or a tow truck driver, because training them may not pay off like you expected and they’re already used to being paid more so they won’t take work seriously.
- Always say no to people asking for a raise in the first few months of working for you. This is to create a sense of authority and principle. They’re here to work for you. If they want a higher wage then they an go start their own restaurant, until they gain your trust.
- Don’t hire immature teenagers. This is a universal law of wisdom that needs no explanation. Teenagers are fine, but mature ones!
- Don’t judge a highly qualified candidate by their tattoos! This is 2019 and no one’s going to boycott your business because someone has a tattoo! If they’re highly qualified and ready to work, you should learn to put up with some appearance issues.
- Don’t hire old people who have a bad track list of hopping from job to job. I personally made this mistake more than I’d like to admit. If a man in their late fifties says he worked at 20 different restaurants and looks like he has a drinking problem, then that says everything right there. I’d rather train a teenager!
There we go. This was a list requested by a Taco Shop owner in Vancouver, BC, CA. I hope this helped you. Starting up a new restaurant anywhere in the world can be fun, well, except for a war-torn country, of course… Good luck out there!