stokiegal wrote: hospitality staff seem to be different and have different drivers and loyalties.
Yep, in order of preference for your target employee these will be:
2. auxiliary benefits: free food, free drinks, 'bathroom' [read: smoke and txt msg here] breaks, etc.
3. 'difficulty' of their exact job vs. pay rate [side work & actual work]
4. geographic proximity of your establishment to their home, aka: easy access
5. any other personal perks they can think of on an individual basis - can my friends work here ? [you'd be smart to start a referral program for the best talent] can my parents eat for free / discount from time to time ? [keep the good employees that are making you $$$] can I show up late or leave early w/o recourse ? [flexibility / slack for good performers]