Top tips for recruiting new hospitality staff in 2022

Top tips for recruiting new hospitality staff in 2022

2021 has been another tough year for the hospitality industry, particularly in terms of hiring staff. The ongoing Covid pandemic, economic uncertainty and Brexit issues have left many businesses struggling to find the resource to get through their day-to-day operations.

If you are looking for ways to solve your hiring headaches in the new year, read on for our top tips:

Try a new approach to job advertising

Job ads can be a costly exercise, but they are still one of the best ways to reach potential candidates. Why not mix things up a bit in 2022 and try using different platforms such as social media and get creative with the content to make sure that it really stands out.

Get creative with your benefits package

This is an area where you can really stand out from the competition. Think about what would appeal to your target candidates and go from there. Some businesses offer things like subsidised gym memberships, travel expenses and flexible working hours – so there is definitely something for everyone!

Don't forget about training and development

It is crucial that you invest in your staff if you want them to stay with you long-term. This can involve anything from sending them on courses to developing in-house training programmes. Some good options include training on decision making, negotiation and conflict resolution. Staff who feel valued and appreciated are far more likely to stick around, so make sure that this is one of your top priorities for 2022.

Use a specialist recruitment agency

In the current climate, a hospitality recruitment agency will be well worth your money, being able to find specialist candidates you would struggle to find elsewhere. Here at JWR, we have the knowledge and experience of years of working in the hospitality industry, which means we are experts at finding the very best candidates for roles in hotels, restaurants and contract catering.

We hope that these tips have given you some food for thought as you enter into the new year. If you would like more information or advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at JWR. We wish you all the best for a successful 2022!