Make Your New Food Truck Staff More Productive

Make Your New Food Truck Staff More Productive

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The traditional approach to “onboarding” which is sitting your new employees down with a stack of reading materials such as recipes or a series of training — doesn’t do much to explain how your food truck operation truly functions. Use these three steps to help your new food truck hire understand how you expect work gets done and what they can do to add immediate value:

  • Start early. Onboarding starts with hiring. During interviews, expose all candidates to your food truck’s culture. Don’t oversell it; be honest about who you are and how you work.
  • Introduce them to the right people. Identify key stakeholders such as your suppliers and frequent customers that they need to know. Make these early introductions so that he can begin building relationships right away.
  • Get them working. This shouldn’t be a sink or swim approach. Put new staff members on projects where they are supported by others and can start contributing right away.

 

Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.

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