In hiring a new manager, we can’t help but be excited.  The idea of getting another set of qualified hands and subsequent qualified decision-making is nothing less than welcomed with open arms. In this episode, Brian and Anthony discuss what they feel is the best practice for onboarding new management talent successfully in your operation! 

Onboarding is a critical process that sets the tone for the rest of an employee’s career with your restaurant. When it comes to onboarding management talent, there are a few key steps that you can take to ensure that they get off to the right start.

First and foremost, it’s essential to have a clear and comprehensive onboarding process in place. This should include everything from an orientation to your restaurant’s culture and values to training on specific systems and processes. It’s also important to make sure that your new manager has a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities.

One of the most effective ways to onboard new management talent is to assign them a mentor or coach. This person should be a senior member of your management team who can provide guidance, answer questions, and help the new manager navigate their role. The mentor should be someone who is respected and trusted within the organization and who has a deep understanding of your restaurant’s culture and operations.

Another important aspect of onboarding is to give your new manager time to acclimate to their new role. This means giving them the space and resources they need to get up to speed without overwhelming them with too much responsibility too quickly. It’s also important to set clear expectations and goals for their first few months on the job and to regularly check in with them to ensure that they are on track.

Finally, it’s essential to provide ongoing training and development opportunities for your management team. This could include training on new systems or processes, professional development opportunities, or even leadership coaching. By investing in your management team’s growth and development, you’ll not only improve the overall performance of your restaurant, but you’ll also increase retention and job satisfaction among your managers.

In summary, onboarding new management talent is a critical process that requires careful planning and execution. By having a clear and comprehensive onboarding process in place, assigning a mentor or coach, giving your new manager time to acclimate, and providing ongoing training and development opportunities, you can set your new manager up for success and ensure that they become a valuable asset to your restaurant operation. Thanks for tuning in, and we’ll see you next time!


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