There are nearly 1 million unfilled jobs in the hospitality industry, and chances are you’re struggling to find and keep great people.
Its no secret that the average tenure of a new restaurant hire is just 4 months.
Every time you onboard someone, get them up to speed in the job, lose them, find another and train them, it just cost your operation $3,000 or more. No restaurant or lodging place can afford this. The answer is being resourceful. You have to take a fresh approach to your business, do some research and know that the key lies beyond putting a help wanted sign in your window. This is how to run a restaurant folks.
Have you heard of “Pro-Start”? It’s a national program of close to 2,000 participating schools in all 50 states that are training the future leaders of the industry. This is one business that does not require a college degree to rise to the top. Chances are, one of these participating schools is located near your operation. Why not find out more?
In this week’s episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Amy Saltzman, Director of Pro-Start at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Amy tells us how today’s generation is defining their own career paths with “new collar” jobs – those positions that require specialized education and skill but not necessarily a four-year degree. Pro-Start trains students in both the culinary and management sides of the business. The program teaches them life skills – responsibility, teamwork, time management and professionalism.
Instead of taking a chance on an unproven hire, why not reach out to your local high schools and explore someone from Pro-Start? This could be the future of your business.
Now go out there and Rock Your Restaurant!
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