5 Apps for Hiring Restaurant Employees in 2019


The annual employee turnover rate for restaurants is 73% (Source: Restaurant.org). And the average cost of turnover is $5,864 per employee. How much money are you losing if you are turning over employees every few months? A lot!

The good news is there are plenty of new apps on the market to help you find quality employees and reduce turnover. While Craigslist and Indeed may work decently well at getting you some helping hands when you need them, continuing to use the same sources for finding employees will continue to give you the same result. So, elevate your hiring game in 2019!

1. VouchCircle

Candidates from employee referrals are 55% faster to hire (Source: HR technologist). VouchCircle helps you set up an employee referral program for your restaurant. Even better, the entire program is automated!

Automatically notify employees to refer candidates for new job openings. Read your employees’ reviews of applicants. Automatic payout of referral bonuses after 90 days.

Price: Pay when you need it. $50 per job opening.

Website: VouchCircle is launching in May 2019. Join the waitlist to get notified when it launches.

2. Pared

Pared is like Uber for hospitality professionals. All of the professionals on the platform are vetted. Book a pro for next hour or next week.

Currently, you can book line cooks, prep cooks, dishwashers, bussers, and event servers. Easily manage shifts. Bookmark your favorite professionals.

Price: Rates start at $17.95 per hour.

Website: https://pared.com

3. Instawork

Similar to Pared, you can book hospitality professionals on demand. Additionally, you can post permanent positions and source candidates on Instawork.

Get push notifications when candidates apply for you jobs. Directly contact candidates in your area. Schedule interviews and take notes on interviews.

Price: Rates start at $16.95 per hour + $10 booking fee per shift.

Website: https://www.instawork.com/

4. Snag

Recently renamed from Snagajob, Snag is a job board dedicated to hourly jobs. Snag offers a range of products from posting a job to an entire applicant tracking system.

Source, track, and manage your applicants. Onboard new hires. Manage teams and shifts. It does it all!

Price: Standard plan is $89/month, includes 5 job posts per month.

Website: https://www.snag.co

5. Shiftgig

Just like Pared and Instawork, Shiftgig helps you fill in shifts on-demand. Place an order and pre-qualified specialists pick up your shifts.

Contact workers easily through the app. Mark top-performers to re-book them.

Price: Contact for info.

Website: https://www.shiftgig.com

There you go! 5 apps to help you fill your different hiring needs. Whether you are looking to fill a shift or a permanent position, you can find an app to help you hire better and faster in 2019.

Interested in setting up an employee referral program at your restaurant?

Leave your email and we’ll contact you when VouchCircle launches in May.

Wenting Xi