The success of your event will largely depend on the boots on the ground, the people that you hire to assist you. You can’t just rush into hiring anyone for your event, especially if you want everything to run smoothly and to build a reputable and reliable brand. Pay close attention if you wish to hire the very best!
1 – Ensure that the employee fits your brand
If you have a certain image in mind, then it’s important to hire according to your brand. Some people would argue that such an approach is discriminatory, but it is not. For example, if you’re hosting an event for women and your is young, male waiters, then you should stick to that. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have female employees behind the scenes or tending the bar. But if “buff waiters” is the catch, let it be authentic. Be true to your brand.
2 – Always request a CV
If hiring through an agency like then this is something that you won’t have to worry about. However, if you’re hiring independently, then you should always ask for a CV! This is a great way of seeing what their past experience is, and how prepared / organised they are. If they can’t be bothered to thoroughly check their spelling, then how keen will their attention to detail be when it comes to your event?
3 – Provide candidates with plenty of information
Hiring staff is just as much about “finding the right fit” for them, as it is for you. This means that they’re going to want to ask some questions. As such, you should provide them with as much information as possible, about your business, brand, and what the event entails. If you do this, they will be able to ask the right questions when it comes to the interview.
4 – Invest in your employees
The quality of your employees depends on the salary that you’re paying them. If you want the most experienced and able staff, then you’ll have to invest in them. Your best bet is to find an established recruitment agency with a reputation for hiring the finest candidates.
5 – Favour experience over appearance
An attractive waiting staff that is unable to carry more than two plates at a time might not be the best investment. It’s difficult sometimes to see past the aesthetic, after all, we’re only human. However, you should always look past the aesthetic and favour experience above all else. You need employees that you’re going to be able to completely rely on when it comes down to it!