4 types of workers and how to keep them happy

A cocktail of low unemployment and high turnover is not going down so easy for the industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the lowest national unemployment rates in a decade—the effects of which have pushed the industry to take a more proactive, specialized approach to recruiting.

For hiring managers, it can be tempting to target workers of similar generations, backgrounds or roles. Sure, most millennials might crave a solid work-life balance—with slightly more life than work—and the majority of chefs may want to work in a creative environment, where tattoos are badges of honor and Sriracha isn’t considered an on-trend ingredient. However, that approach overlooks what makes these individuals such stellar candidates in the first place, and the values that might entice them to stay on: their passion, goals and motivations.

To help foodservice operators better attract and nurture these wholly original individuals, we’ve tapped industry experts—and a whole lot of data—for strategies that shirk the one-size-fits-all philosophy in favor of one that uplifts each worker.

The Team Player

The Settled Server 

The Ladder Climber

The Check Chaser

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