Conquer Staffing Shortages: Recruiting Lessons from the Big Leagues with Matt Alder

Learn recruiting secrets from talent acquisition expert Matt Alder. Matt has helped some of the world's biggest companies solve HR challenges. I brought him on to the podcast to learn how restaurants can apply the same practices as they do in the 'big leagues.'

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Conquer Staffing Shortages: Recruiting Lessons from the Big Leagues with Matt Alder
Conquer Staffing Shortages: Recruiting Lessons from the Big Leagues with Matt Alder

It’s no secret that many bars and restaurants are struggling to hire and retain great staff.

And while I’d always heard of ‘recruitment experts’ in the corporate world, I never considered how they could help the hospitality industry.

Until the pandemic.

Staff in bars and restaurants used to just come and go with ease.

But like many things, the pandemic accelerated practices that needed to change anyway.

  • A single Craigslist ad isn’t enough to get great staff.
  • Minimum wage + tips isn’t enough to keep great staff.

So I went out and found Matt Alder — an expert in HR and recruitment marketing.

Matt Alder hosts the Recruiting Future podcast. He also helps some of the world’s biggest companies solve talent and recruitment challenges.

(Unilever, KPMG, and Cisco, to name a few).

Here are some of the questions this episode will help you answer:

🤔 What can bars and restaurants do right now to help solve staffing problems?

🤔 How can we rethink how we acquire and retain great staff for the long term?

🤔 Why has the labour market ‘inverted’?

🤔 And more.

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Learn more about Matt:

📘 Matt’s Book: Exceptional Talent: How to Attract, Acquire, and Retain the Very Best Employees

🎧 Matt’s Podcast: The Recruiting Future

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