How to hire the best hourly employees: the definitive guide

You’re in a war for talent. Hourly employees of restaurants, bars, stores, and other local businesses switch jobs frequently. The average hourly worker stays at a job for less than 300 days, even in higher-paid service roles. This turnover means that you, the manager, are in a constant state of hiring. An open role can be an opportunity to find a great new team member.

But all too often, it results in a lot more headaches and wasted time for the manager. In a recent survey, we found that employers of hourly service workers expect to hire one new employee a month. At an average of 20 hours spent on one successful hire, a typical location will spend 240 hours a year just keeping their business fully staffed. That’s the equivalent of 6 full work weeks of a manager’s time!

We’ve created the Homebase Guide to Hiring to help you learn from industry experts the strategies to hire the best employees in a fraction of the time. We’ll show you how to write an effective job post to attract more candidates, and we’ll give you time-saving tips on identifying the most qualified applicants. You’ll also learn how to ask effective interview questions while avoiding legal pitfalls.

Finally, we’ll teach you how to properly onboard your employees during their first few days to keep them happier for longer in their new jobs. According to Forbes, Chick-fil-A has achieved a turnover for hourly employees as low as 60% compared to the industry average of 107%.

The Homebase Guide to Hiring

In the Homebase Guide to Hiring, we cover:​

1. Introduction

2. Writing a Job Post that Works
3. Acing the Interview as the Hiring Manager
4. Effective Employee Onboarding
5. Evaluating Candidates in a Competitive Job Market

Your business can use the tips and tricks in this guide to hire the employees you need, reduce turnover, and save a lot of time.

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