A good restaurant manager is crucial for the success of your business. However, it can be difficult to choose the right candidate. A manager will need to juggle a lot of responsibilities, and it can be hard to tell who’s up for the job during a simple interview. Luckily though, there are a few ways to find the best new hire. In this article, we will share some things to look for as you hire your next restaurant manager.
Personality and Work Ethic
A good restaurant manager will have a strong work ethic, good leadership skills, and the ability to think on their feet. But of course, the right personality for each restaurant will be different. Before hiring, it’s a good idea to think about the type of person who will work best with the rest of your staff. If you think about this beforehand, then you’ll find the hiring process that much easier.
The Ability to Make Tough Decisions
This is a crucial skill for any restaurant manager. Managers need to work strategically to please guests while also supporting staff members. Before hiring, create a list of potential situations and ask candidates how they would respond. This will help you choose someone who will make the right choices in sticky situations.
This is important in all industries, but we think it’s especially important in hospitality. Communication is not only critical for a good guest experience, but also for good teamwork among the staff.
Of course, prior experience matters, too. A good personality is important, but only if it’s coupled with the experience needed to manage properly. Using an app or other types of technology can help you manage resumes to easily see who fits your restaurant’s needs.
Find The Right Candidates
All Pro Restaurant Coaches has launched the TeamUp app, an easy and effective way to find great restaurant manager candidates. Our industry professionals vet every job candidate, only showing you the best of the best. We make it easy to view a candidate’s work history and set up interviews. Ready to get started? Download TeamUp from the Apple App Store or Google Play today!