Competition for GOOD people across all walks of life.
No matter the industry, good employees are hard to come by.
I have found BY FAR the most successful place to "mine" for great employees.
It's a way that YOU CAN INTERVIEW them, before they actually KNOW they are being interviewed. You can pre-screen.
You can determine, without them knowing if you are interested. You can ask in-depth personal "motive questions.."
Want the secret?
It's your waiter/waitress in most good restaraunts.
These are the hardest working, sales driven, folks working today. They are sales people, and the good one's are GREAT.
The bad one's well tip em' and move on.
The good one's are all about EVERY ATTRIBUTE that makes for a great SALES PERSON. Customer service, focus, attention to detail, a smile...and making sure YOU feel comfortable.
Sounds crazy, right?
It's a gamble when a organzation says -- "we must hire with deep experience in blah, blah.."
Hello? You want ALL Retreads? You want a company full of people with prec-concieved notions of how the indusry looks, and their viewpoint on everything.
Bring in someone that YOU CAN INDOCTRINATE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM your companies perspective.
Once in a while bring in a fresh face from another industry, with good, positive energy - and a dynamic DRIVE to want to succeed.
The Hospitality, Restaraunt business is the place....