It’s especially important over the holidays, when you need talented people who are looking to work during your busiest months of the year.
Here are a few ways to build your pipeline so you’re ready when peak season comes around. When great employees leave on favorable terms, take note of their status.
Here, Culinary Agents Founder and CEO Alice Cheng shares the number one secret to hiring for the holidays, plus tips for pulling it off.
At Culinary Agents, we always talk about talent pipeline building: making sure you have a constant flow of qualified people you’re keeping in contact with.
Create a bucket of pre-qualified applicants who may not have come on board at that time for whatever reason but have already expressed their interest in working with your company.
Connect with them on the site and keep them top of mind when ramping up staffing.
Track as many details as you can, such as what the candidates are doing now, what their interests are, and their availability and work preferences.
Then you can use that database as a list of people to reach out to proactively when you need to.
Culinary Agents archives the history of past applicants and matches along with their profiles; use this to your advantage.
Use career fairs and culinary and hospitality schools.