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Hiring a host often isn’t as simple as finding someone with experience. The host is the first interaction your guest will have with your business, and it’s key to hire a host that reflects the quality and values of your business. After all, just because someone was the host at a hotel for a number of years, doesn’t mean that person will be quite right to be the host of a restaurant. There are different skill sets to be aware of, and it all comes down to a good personality fit.

How to hire hosts more efficiently

Since that personality fit is of the utmost importance when finding a host, find a way to filter through as many personalities as possible in a short amount of time. These days, with self-taped videos becoming more common, you can ask applicants to upload short 30-second videos

 either just introducing themselves or answering a question you’ve posed. Watching these uploads can tell you quickly who you will want to interview further, and who might not have the right personality for your business.

Ask them to tell a story

Once a host candidate has made it to the interview stage, either via video conference or in person, a great way to gauge both their personality and their ability to think on their feet is to ask them to tell you a story. This will show how personable they can be, and if they can make you laugh, all the better. Since hosts will have to interact with customers every moment of their day, a successful host is one that can easily shoot the breeze with another person.

Salaries of hosts

Hosts make around $8-10 an hour on average, though higher-end establishments can pay more. You may also allow them to share in the tips that your servers and kitchen get, but that’s uncommon. To stay competitive, try to offer an hourly rate that’s higher than the local average. Good hosts are hard to find, and retain, so keeping them happy and motivated will prevent you from having to hire them more often than you need.

29 Hosts  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

V***** E*****(626)-5**-***6
Hosts for Hire in Pasadena, CA
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Hosts for Hire in Concord, CA
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O***** E*****(919)-4**-***2
Hosts for Hire in Raleigh, NC
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N***** R*****(480)-3**-***7
Hosts for Hire in Phoenix, AZ
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A***** *****(925)-8**-***8
Hosts for Hire in Aurora, CO
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Looking for: Full time
A***** R*****(225)-9**-***6
Hosts for Hire in Baton Rouge, LA
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A***** L*****(915)-7**-***7
Hosts for Hire in El Paso, TX
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R***** A*****(507)-2**-***9
Hosts for Hire in Medford, OR
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O***** O*****(504)-4**-***6
Hosts for Hire in Chalmette, LA
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A***** U*****(510)-7**-***1
Hosts for Hire in Oakland, CA
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Host

What is the best way to find and hire a Host near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Host applicants. Employers posting their Host job on Indeed get about 17 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Host applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Host are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 18 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Host positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Host role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Host job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Hosts are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 152% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Host applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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