3 Ways to Combat Being Time Poor

Let’s be honest, being time-poor is the constant reality for all hospitality managers, operators, and owners. It’s no secret that this wild and wonderful industry is full of unpredictable curve balls and the natural ups and downs of business success and struggle.

Luckily, we have the answers when it comes to managing your time, leaving you the freedom to focus on profitability and growth. Read on to discover our top three tips and tricks to keep your business organised and efficient.


1. Prioritise Your Staff’s Needs by Investing in Staff Development


Placing value in your staff now will save you time later. Meaning, happy and valued staff results in productive and positive workers. This, in turn, creates a positive working culture and reduces turnover rates. Furthermore, your staff will become organic marketing tools for your business in the form of employee advocacy, further attracting skilled, passionate, and committed staff.


So what’s the most efficient way to ensure that your staff is valued? Implement and follow a staff development plan. This places growth and accountability in a structured way, allowing both the employer and the employee to identify areas for development within a specified time frame. If you’re unsure of how to create one, we have created a Staff Development Plan Framework which can be downloaded for free at our Hospitality Employer Learning Centre.

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2. Have a Solid System in Place


Along with having a staff development plan in place, we highly recommend having a reliable system in place to manage your staff. In order to manage your team effectively, your workforce management plan should include an employee onboarding checklist, interview guide framework, workplace culture plan, and an exit interview template.


While it may take time to plan and implement your own system, having a well-oiled machine will pay off in the long run. Better than taking the time to come up with an effective and quality-tested program, we’ve already done the hard work for you. Find free templates, questionnaires, and guides ready to download at our Hospitality Employer Learning Centre.

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3. Outsource Your Staffing

Our last tip to save you time is outsourcing your staff. Finding skilled and passionate staff in our current skills shortage can be difficult. The good news is that there are specialised agencies out there that will do the legwork for you, like finding staff that are RSA and work rights verified, pre-screened and skills tested for all service types, available to work based on your service periods, and have a 99% attendance rate.


At BENCHMARQUE, we’ve been helping operators ease the stress of people management for over thirteen years. Hospitality staff hire services allow you to keep your eyes on the guest experience, relocate energy-draining tasks, and focus on increasing your revenue opportunities.


Curious to learn more? Download our free fact sheet below and discover how we can help your business run more smoothly.

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About the author Carlyn Shaw

Drawing on 12 years of hospitality experience and coming from a Communications background, I am passionate about all things hospitality.


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