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Why Employee Turnover Matters

A constant stream of new hires means more training and less time for the other employees to work through their daily tasks. Not only does high employee turnover cause more of a headache for you and your other employees, but it also makes it difficult for a restaurant to run smoothly. Here’s why. 


You Spend More Money 

Having to continuously hire new employees means you have to spend time and money grooming and training them. Ensuring that they are comfortable with the standards and expectations that you set forth in your establishment, paying either their hourly wages or their salaries, investing in them as individuals. By having a high employee turnover rate, you are losing money. 


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work 

Your restaurant is a lot like a ship. You are the captain, your assistant manager or, if you’re the owner of the establishment, your manager, is the first mate. You and your first mate along with your crew members (your employees) are working together to ensure the ship is sailing smoothly. When crew members leave there is a void that needs to be filled. Hiring new crew members takes time as the hiring process isn’t always easy. When you finally settle on a new crew member you have to train them so that they are able to carry out their duties as intended. 

However, the constant influx of new crew members makes it difficult to keep ship sailing as smoothly as it once had. Veteran crew members end up picking up the slack until the new members become more accustomed to how the ship operates. This can easily snowball into chaos if one’s not careful. 


You Waste Time 

The hiring process isn’t easy. In fact, it can be time consuming and stressful on you and your other staff members. The time that you spend searching for new employees can be better used elsewhere. 


Learn more about how to decrease employee turnover in our article, “5 Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover,”

Check out our pillar page to learn more about more about other stress-free restaurant management ideas!

Everyone in the restaurant industry is dealing with high employee turnover rates.

Everyone in the restaurant industry is dealing with high employee turnover rates. Some may be facing this problem more than others
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