If you have ever recruited for a job you will already know that finding the right people for the job can sometimes be a long and tedious job. Posting the advert does not take long if you are just advertising your role in just one place. However, wading through hundreds of unsuitable applications does take up a lot of time.

If you are advertising for waiters or bar staff, the chances are you are going to be inundated with applications. Most people assume that to fill one of these roles all you need is the ability to write and take orders. This means they will often apply even if they have never worked in the catering industry before. They do so because they genuinely believe that they can fulfil that role without any prior experience. In reality, many roles in the catering industry, including waiting or working behind a bar are actually quite demanding roles. This means that you have to be careful about who you recruit, to avoid staff turnover problems.

Be Specific

When placing an advert for a catering role it is important to be specific. If your waiting staff will have to travel to different venues, say so in the advert. That way you avoid applicants who do not have transport or who are not willing to travel. If your clientele are international, ask for bi, or tri-lingual applicants.

Be as clear as you can about the hours. Some people assume that the staff go home the moment the restaurant closes. At interview, it comes as a shock to them that they may have to work until the early hours of the morning at weekends. The clearer you are in the job advert about the requirements the less likely you are to get the wrong kind of applicants.

Advertise in the Right Place

Try to advertise your catering roles in the right place. As much as possible you want applicants with experience, and people who like working in hospitality. Therefore, it makes sense to advertise your jobs with a recruitment website that specialises in finding people for the catering industry. These are the websites people who want to work in the catering industry turn to, when looking for a new job. This means that far more of the applications you receive will be from the right kind of people, which will save you time and hassle.

Post your advert with www.caterer.com catering recruitment listings website today, and get applicants that are suitable for your roles quickly.