How to Hire a Server

Does your growing business need a server? Servers can you help your company increase sales and customer satisfaction.

Here are some tips to help you find great server candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Servers search for Jobs on Indeed*

1,684,781

job seekers clicked on server jobs

785,403

resumes from job seekers with server experience on Indeed

65,999

server jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $10.88 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$26.70 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary
Common
$7.25
$26.70

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Server?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your kitchen. A great server hire can help your business by up-selling customers and creating an environment where they feel relaxed. A server can create a great experience for a customer that will keep them coming back.

• Increased sales
• Better customer service
• Cleaner restaurant

Skills to look for in a great Server

A great server candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Great memorization ability
• Basic math skills
• Ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time
• Great customer rapport
• Communication skills
• Team Work

Writing a Server job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified server candidates. A server job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for server jobs, such as:

• Waiter
• Waitress
• Buser

Interviewing Server candidates

Strong candidates for server positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How do you deal with a rude customer
• Bad food
• A kitchen that is overcrowded

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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