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Using the Law of Attraction as a Hiring Strategy

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Incorporating the law of attraction as a recruiting strategy and offering leadership training and employee coaching can be a winning combination for restaurant owners looking to attract and retain the best employees.

The law of attraction works by bringing individuals and opportunities that are in alignment with your thoughts and feelings, so by focusing on the desired qualities and traits of your ideal employee, you can attract the right individuals for your business.

Additionally, leadership training and employee coaching can help to further develop your employees' skills, increase job satisfaction, and create a positive work environment. Here's how you can use these strategies as part of your staffing plan:

Step 1: Visualize Your Ideal Employee

Take the time to visualize the type of employee you want to attract. Consider the qualities and traits that are important to you, such as experience, education, availability, and cultural fit. The more specific you can be, the better.

You can also ask yourself what the best candidates expect out of their leaders. This will give you an idea of what will attract them.

Step 2: Focus on Your Desired Outcome

As you go through the recruitment process, keep your desired outcome in mind. Focus on the qualities and traits you want in your employees, and avoid becoming too attached to specific individuals or outcomes. Remember, the law of attraction is about attracting what you want, not just selecting from what is available.

Focus on what your leaders and your company need to become to be the most attractive option to job seekers.

Step 3: Use Positive Language in Your Job Descriptions

Make sure your job descriptions reflect the positive qualities and traits you want in your employees. Use language that is welcoming, upbeat, and focuses on the benefits of working for your restaurant. This will help to attract individuals who are motivated by similar goals and values.

Focus not on what you expect out of your employees, rather what they can expect out of you.

Step 4: Emphasize Your Unique Culture

Highlight the unique culture of your restaurant in your job postings and during the interview process. Discuss the values, mission, and vision of your business, and emphasize the opportunities for growth and development. This will help to attract individuals who share your values and are motivated by a sense of purpose.

Use your creativity to build an emotional bond with your potential candidates. Help experience what it will feel like working in your culture.

Step 5: Offer Leadership Training and Employee Coaching

Offering leadership training and employee coaching is an excellent way to demonstrate your commitment to employee development and engagement. This can include workshops, mentoring programs, and coaching sessions that help your employees build their skills, increase their job satisfaction, and feel valued by your organization.

Employees need to see a pipeline for future opportunities and advancement or they won't take you seriously.

Step 6: Focus on Attracting, Not Selecting

When reviewing resumes and conducting interviews, focus on attracting the right employees, rather than simply selecting from a pool of applicants. Ask open-ended questions that allow candidates to showcase their skills and qualities, and look for opportunities to build rapport and establish a connection. This will create a positive and supportive environment, increasing the likelihood of attracting the right employees.

Remember, they are interviewing you at the same time. You will need to sell yourself, and sell your company convincingly. The question isn't just if they are hireable, but it's if they will hire you.

Step 7: Foster a Positive Work Environment

Creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees is crucial. This includes offering competitive pay, flexible scheduling, and opportunities for professional development. Regular performance evaluations and a focus on employee recognition and rewards can also help to increase employee satisfaction and reduce turnover.

If you do not foster a win / win culture of interdependence and teamwork you may not be a serious contender for the top candidates.

In conclusion, incorporating the law of attraction as a recruiting strategy, along with offering leadership training and employee coaching, can help restaurant owners attract the right employees, develop their skills, and create a positive and supportive work environment.

By focusing on your desired outcome, using positive language in job descriptions, emphasizing your unique culture, offering leadership training and employee coaching, focusing on attracting, and fostering a positive work environment, you can increase the likelihood of attracting the right employees and retaining them for the long term.

Joel Smith


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