A User-Friendly Guide: Search & Connect

With the Harri Search & Connect tool The days of "post and pray" aka posting a job and simply hoping for the best, are finally over!

 Not only can you post an open position and gain organic applications, you’re even able to search through our candidate database of over 260,000+ jobseekers with our filters by location and experience.  Most importantly, you can connect with each of them directly, inviting them to apply or adding them to your "Shortlist" to save their profiles for a later time.  

How To Use Search and Connect:

  1. Click on ‘People’ from the top right-hand corner of your top navigation bar
  2. Use the filters on the left-hand side to obtain custom results for your exact needs
    • Based on location, experience, availability and skills 
    • You may choose select multiple profiles and choose to send out a mass message
  3. To more closely screen candidates:
    • Select a job seeker profile to view more details (ie. tenure, education, picture, and self-description)
    • Searching via Keyword is a great option as well (ie. bartender, server, culinary, etc.,
    • Another choice is to search candidates by the most recent time they logged into Harri or who have currently updated their profiles - to screen the most active users 
  4. If you want a candidate to be a part of your team, click on ‘Invite to Apply’ and send him or her a more personalized message.  (Adding pay rate, benefits and hours here is highly recommended) 

Need more help? View all of Harri's Employer Tutorials here.

 

How to Post a Job on Harri

2016 has been a very busy year for the Harri Team! We have been working hard over the past few months for you to source, hire and manage your staff as efficiently as possible. So far, we have made some great strides in the process and a more seamless experience for you recruit top talent through our system.  It all begins with a job post, the gateway into your company's culture and the opportunity to join your team! 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Post a Job:

1) Once on our homepage, choose "Find Talent", then on the top right-hand corner go to "Dashboard" 

2) Once on your Dashboard choose the "Hiring" tile (third from the left)

3) Choose "Post a Job" from the "I Want To" drop down menu.  Add the respective restaurant or brand where the job is being posted. 

4) Use the drop down menu to add the position or choose a unique title.  Then add years of Experience required, Skills, Availability, Start time, Compensation, and Job Description.  Choose to schedule an open call (or not) and add first interview question, then you may to post immediately or schedule it for later. 

5)  Choose to send over job description/post to various members of your team (HR, Managers) for approval or to share.  You may choose to save the job post as a draft or a template for future use.  If you have enough credits allotted to your account then you can "Publish Job" or "Save Draft" and "Buy More Credits".  Each job posting is $29/each, and expires after 29 days or if you have our Total Talent Solution then you have unlimited job postings in your package.  

What Makes Us Different:

There will always be a need for employees in the hospitality industry.  No one has the patience to post the same job, over and over again.  This is where Harri makes it easy for you.   Our system allows you to save job position descriptions and skills/requirements as a template for quick one-click reposting.  

A Step-By-Step Guide: Talent Pool

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At last, you can organize your candidates all in one place!  

The Harri Talent Pool gives you the ability to create a categorized list of ideal candidates by tags. Allowing you to create up to 20 different tags to streamline your search and attain the best people for your available positions. Using our filters, you can narrow down your Shortlist by on tags to find your perfect employee.  Let's go through all the steps of how Talent Pool can help you hire more efficiently.

1) Select the Talent Pool Icon  From the Harri.com homepage, select "Talent Pool" on the upper right-hand corner of the page.  

2) Create Your Tags and Go To Your "Shortlist" Customize up to 20 different tags to organize your candidates to make it easier to share with your team and invite to apply to certain positions or locations

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3) Choose Candidates for Talent Pool Once you are in your Shortlist, select the candidates you want to add to your "Talent Pool" (Note: Have your tags in mind while selecting applicants) 

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4) Assign Tags to Candidates Add tags to the candidates you selected, you may add up to 5 tags per candidate.  Doing so will make it easier for you and your team to search for candidates, and note who you have screened previously.

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5) Return to Talent Pool and Double Check your Tags Once you're back in your Talent Pool, double check your tags to ensure that each candidate is labeled correctly.  This is also your chance to edit and remove tags, before the next step.  

5a) Make Notes for HR Team and Managers If you go into candidates' profiles directly you may add notes to inform your team and managers.  This gives little more guidance to the people interviewing candidates, but may not be screening them.    

 6) Invite Candidates to Apply for Available Positions When all candidates are labeled and noted, you may proceed to invite them to apply for the open jobs.  While we provide you with a template to message your applicants, you are free to customize this.  (Adding payrate, hours and benefits is highly encouraged here)

FAQ's

Is there a limit to the number of tags?

You are able to create up to 20 different tags for your Talent Pool. In addition, you may assign up to 5 tags to a specific candidate.

Will Talent Pool be sorted by tags?

Your Talent Pool will not be sorted by tags. Using our smart filters on the left-hand side of the page, you’re able to narrow down results based on tags, position, years experience, availability, and more.

When I create a tag, is it automatically assigned to the user?

Tags are not automatically assigned. Simply click on the newly created tag to add this label to a candidate.

Can I share my Talent Pool shared with anyone else?

Your Talent Pool can be accessed by anyone with a login for one of your brands.

How do I add notes to a candidate?

When you select a member from Search & Connect, click the “Notes” icon on the right hand side. Simply type anything you wish to save to a candidate’s card and click “Add notes”. Notes can be viewed by anyone with a login for one of your brands, as well as who posted the note and when it was added.

How do I contact people in my Talent Pool?

From your Talent Pool, click “Select” under each candidate icon that you wish to communicate with. On the top right of the page, click “Invite to Apply” and select the position from a dropdown menu. Type a message and click the “Invite” button to send your response.

Using Talent Pool, you’re able to create a customized list of top hospitality professionals who are the perfect fit for both current and future openings with your company. This new feature is another way for you to collaborate with your colleagues to build the most qualified team of talent for each of your brands.

Happy Hiring! 

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Chef Essentials: Knife Roll

One of the first skills aspiring chefs need to learn and master is knife skills. Knife skills are all-important when working in a professional kitchen and can take your art of cooking to a greater level. To do proper knife work, you need to be have a professional set of tools. A chef without his/her knife roll is like a business person without their briefcase.

These are the essential tools for any well-equipped chef:

#1: Chef’s Knife

The chef’s knife is one of the most versatile knives in the knife roll. It can be used for nearly almost any type of food, from chopping vegetables for service to slicing fruit for pastries. The large blade of the chef’s knife allows for balanced cutting, which helps in cutting ingredients into uniform sizes and even cooking.

Steal: Victorinox Fibrox Straight Edge Chef's Knife, 8-Inch
Splurge: Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook's Knife

#2: Paring Knife

For more precise knife work, a paring knife is essential. It is known to be the smaller form of the chef’s knife, ranging from 2.5 inches to 4 inches in length. It can be used for various tasks, such as mincing small food items like shallots and garlic to segmenting oranges for plating.

Steal: Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Inch Paring Knife, Spear Tip
Splurge: Wusthof Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife

#3: Boning Knife

A boning knife is a must for a chef that handles poultry, meat or fish on daily basis. The narrow, long blade allows for easy and precise removal of bones during prep. When choosing a boning knife, flexibility is key; it can be either flexible or stiff. A more flexible boning knife allows for better control, while a stiffer blade is extra handy for thicker cuts of meat.

Steal: Victorinox 6-Inch Flex Boning Knife with Fibrox Handle
Splurge: Wusthof Classic 6-Inch Flexible Boning Knife

#4: Serrated Knife

The go-to knife for a culinary professional that works with pastries is the serrated knife. It is also known as a bread knife, dentated, sawtooth or toothed blade. The jagged blade is ideal for gliding through delicate goods, with hard exteriors but soft interiors, without crushing and ruining them.

Steal: OXO Good Grips 8 Inch Bread Knife
Splurge: Wusthof Classic 10-Inch Bread Knife

#5: Santoku Knife

The santoku knife and the chef’s knife are pretty similar in that they are all-around workhorses in the kitchen. However, a santoku knife is better designed for rougher cuts and scooping ingredients into bowls. It is especially useful when preparing large volumes of food. What makes a Santoku knife special is the Granton edge; the unique pattern allows for easy slicing of sticky foods.

Steal: OXO Good Grips Professional 6-1/2-Inch Santoku Knife
Splurge: Wusthof 4183-7 Wusthof Classic 7-Inch Santoku Knife, Hollow Edge

#6: Knife Sharpener

Remember, a dull knife is a dangerous knife, and a sharp knife is a safe knife. To ensure a chef’s safety, a knife sharpener needs to be in their knife kit. There are several types of knife sharpeners out there: grinding stone, sharpening steel rod and electric. Most chefs prefer the sharpening steel rod-style knife sharpeners since they can be easily stored in their roll up. 

Steal: Winware 12" Stainless Steel Sharpening Steel
Splurge: Wusthof 10-Inch Sharpening Steel

#7: Roll Up Knife Bag

A chef’s knives are precious (and expensive!) investment pieces. They need to be cleaned properly and placed in a roll up knife bag. The bag makes it easy for chefs to transport their knives to and from work.

Steal: Messermeister 5-Pocket Padded Knife Roll, Black
Splurge: The Ultimate Edge 2001-12BN 12-Piece Knife Roll, Black

Watch and learn basic knife techniques of cutting, chopping and slicing from Chef Jacques Pépin:

How Your Response Rate Effects Your Overall Profile Score

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If you're a hospitality professional dedicated to taking the next step in your career on Harri, here's an important factor that will help you stand out from the crowd: your response rate to employers.

Oftentimes, hiring managers are in a rush to fill the spot of a server, chef, or manager. If a new employee needs to be hired ASAP, a delayed response can greatly decrease your chances of joining their team. So when you're applying to a job or receive an invitation to apply, it's in your best interest to answer in a timely manner, even if you are not interested in the offer.

Your Harri dashboard contains both a Profile Score as well as a Response Rate, which feeds into your overall score. This number will indicate how much of superstar you are when it comes to the job hunt. Having a high Profile Score means you:

  • Are ranked higher on candidate searches
  • Show up as a suggested candidate to employers more often
  • Can become a Harri featured member

Your Response Rate score is dependent on two factors:

  1. How quickly you get back to employers
    1. If you respond within 0-24 hours, you will be rated as Outstanding.
    2. Reply back to a hiring manager after 25-48 hours, and you will be rated as Good.
    3. Messaging employers 48+ hours will result in a Poor rating.
    4. Your job interview attendance record
      1. Your score improves or is maintained each time you show up to a job interview.
      2. If you accept an invite, but do not attend and inform your interviewer 24 hours in advance,  your score will not be effected.
      3. For your first no-show offense, you will receive a warning email. A second offense means your profile will be tagged as 'No Show'. Your third offense will lead to the suspension of your account.

Fortunately, ratings are not set in stone; you can always work your way back up. To achieve an Outstanding score again, you will need to respond within a day's time for three separate occasions, or successfully attend a job interview.

When you communicate to employers (and always make sure to do so professionally), responding as quickly as possible shows that you're punctual and excited about the opportunity. Even if you're not interested in the job, it's always better to politely decline the offer than to not respond at all. It is basic etiquette to show that you are being a true professional. This will not only help you in your career, but also help you stand out on Harri!

Login to your Harri account to see your Profile Score now.


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