How to Use Benefits to Retain Top Employees at Your Restaurant
Offering health benefits may seem costly, but the benefit common to so many outside of the restaurant industry may end up being more cost-effective when considering that hiring and training someone new can cost time and money—$3,500 for a single hourly employee. 무료 바카라 게임 Plus, it’s a major way to keep talented team members from looking elsewhere.
“Turns out, taking care of the people who take care of your customers is good for business,” says Christine Cikowski, 무료 슬롯 머신 게임 co-owner of Chicago fast-casual restaurant Honey Butter Fried Chicken. However, business concerns weren’t the driving factor when she and co-owner Josh Kulp launched the restaurant in 2013 with health insurance built into their pricing structure.
“We didn’t consider [not offering health insurance] to be an option,” Cikowski says. “It’s ethically the right thing to do.” But as it turns out, doing the right thing came with some unexpected advantages. “What we didn’t consider is that people work better [when they get benefits]. 무료 양방 프로그램 It’s good for business and it’s the right thing to do.”
With constantly high turnover, and a record low unemployment rate in the U.S. this summer, the restaurant industry could use benefits to tip the scales for a skilled worker looking for a new gig, and keep current employees from jumping ship.
“Employees stick with you much longer when they’re taken care of. So really, the cost you incur in insurance is made up for in reduced recruitment and training time,” says Cole Arimes, executive chef and owner of Coles 735 Main, 무료 충전 릴 게임 a seasonally driven fine-dining restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. “We offer benefits in order to retain excellent, long-term employees who really take ownership of their work and the restaurant.”