Indeed and OpenTable team up to accelerate U.S. restaurant recovery

Amid an ongoing struggle for labour in the restaurant industry, leading job portal Indeed and OpenTable have joined to launch a month-long hiring initiative specifically aimed at foodservice. According to data from the U.S. National Restaurant Association cited by a press release, the industry has a shortage of over one million workers compared to pre-pandemic […]

Labour shortage or poor work conditions? Here’s what’s really vexing Canadian restaurants

By Bruce McAdams and Rebecca Gordon Restaurant operators across Canada are struggling to find enough staff to run their operations. This labour crisis has been highly publicized by Canadian media as a “labour shortage.” A recent survey by Restaurants Canada found that 80 per cent of foodservice operators were finding it difficult to hire kitchen […]

Handling the continuing restaurant labour shortage

It’s no secret that there is a restaurant labour shortage going on in the industry right now. Long recognized as a high-intensity, low-margin sector, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have pushed many restaurant workers out of the industry, and many seem to have no plans to return. RELATED: The hiring dilemma: Luring restaurant workers […]

Chipotle increases wages, other employee incentives

Amid a restaurant hiring struggle in Canada, Chipotle has increased its wages and added other incentives to attract and retain employees. The chain is increasing restaurant wages in Canada to a $15 minimum hourly rate in Ontario restaurants and a $16 rate in British Columbia restaurants. The Mexican restaurant and grill is also offering a […]

Restaurants fear labour shortage will continue

Canada’s restaurant labour shortage, plaguing the industry in recent months as one of the latest effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, could continue for the foreseeable future. That’s according to Restaurants Canada’s latest Restaurant Outlook Survey, which found that the majority of restaurateurs are still finding serious difficulties in hiring staff. The survey, conducted in early […]

The hiring dilemma: Luring restaurant workers amid pandemic damage

Foodservice is facing a staffing crisis as many laid off workers show understandable reluctance to return. So what can operators do? By Tom Nightingale It’s been well-documented that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on tight-margin industries like foodservice and hospitality were particularly devastating as closures and numerous restrictions have affected the last 16 months. […]

Canadian restaurant job listings spiking as recovery begins

Canadian restaurant job hirings are spiking as provinces continue to relax COVID-19 restrictions, in what experts say is a good sign on the road to foodservice and hospitality’s recovery. Job listings in food preparation and foodservice have surged in recent weeks to reach 37 per cent above pre-pandemic levels as of June 18, according to […]

Today: Apply for a job at McDonald’s with “Snapplications”

Press Release McDonald’s will be the first brand in Canada to launch “Snapplications,” a one-day virtual hiring event that will allow millions of job seekers to instantly apply for a career at McDonald’s restaurants through the Snapchat app. Today, Snapchat users can find a unique lens that enables them to film a 30-second video capturing why they […]

Seasonal hiring best practices

By Karen and Ross Horton It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time when business is booming. Thanks to the influx of spending and time spent by consumers out of the house running errands and shopping, restaurants face a busy season and a need for additional workers. With so many seasonal jobs available, […]

McDonald’s Canada hires a record 8,900+ new employees in one day

Press release Company surpasses hiring target by almost 30% during sixth annual National Hiring Day McDonald’s Canada and its franchisees are pleased to welcome more than 8,900 new crew members as a result of its one-day recruitment blitz, breaking its previous record and exceeding the 2016 target goal by 1,920 people or almost 30%. “We […]