We all know the feeling of putting up a job post and waiting for applicants – only to check back 12 hours later and only see 2 Applicants…or Zero.
As a Premier Partner with Indeed, we have insider knowledge of what performs better than others…
Here are the highlights:
1. Don’t get cute with the Position Title
- “Hostess with the Mostess” is likely to get stuck on page 7 and is also not a title that job seekers are searching for.
- “Bartender/ Dishwasher” is otherwise known as a combo post. Not going to be posted by Indeed. Separate those into 2 Posts.
2. Add Compensation
- $0 comp will most likely be suppressed by their algorithms as wage transparency is becoming a bigger issue nationwide
- Tipped positions: it is ok to input the range to include a reasonable take-home hourly pay that includes tips. You can explain further in the job description.
- Not sure what to put for compensation? We can help with backyard data, helping you understand what your neighbors are paying for the same positions.
3. Make the first 2 lines of your job description about the culture and principles of your restaurant.
- Job Seekers don’t care that much about whether you serve farm-to-table or Buffet. They care about how they are going to be treated in the workplace.
- Make them want to click and apply… put what is important up front. Too often the benefits (Healthcare, Paid Vacation) are buried in the last lines of the job description.
- Job Seekers in the restaurant industry already should know the basic duties of bartending, serving, cooking→ those specifics can be placed further down in your job description.
4. Be responsive and know that it takes a lot
- We get it. There are a lot of applications that come through who are not going to be a good fit.
- Don’t be afraid to ask follow-up questions–> it’s easier to train a dedicated person a new skill, than deal with a skilled person who is not dedicated