In the days of labor shortages damaging the reputation and profit margins of bars and restaurants around the country, it’s more important than ever to have a staff that you can count on. You don’t just need employees. You need great employees that are ready to dedicate their time to their craft and work to be the best versions of themselves they can be. If they aren’t incentivized or encouraged to do this though, it will likely not happen. In an employee driven job market, you need to have ways to make their work lives easier. Many bars struggle to find people in this top tier of talent, and that leads to problems inside the business, but there are ways to make it happen.
A good to great bartender can be hard to come by, but it makes all the difference in the world for your business. If your job opening isn’t appealing enough, they’ll take their talents elsewhere in this job market. The onus is on employers to make it worthwhile now, not the other way around. Great employees won’t just come to you anymore, you need to earn their abilities. The best way to do so is making their time on the job easy and efficient. In a rush, having a liquor pour spout that can help them make drinks quickly and accurately in a hectic environment can be a big selling point. The BarMinder wireless pour spouts can do just that. The wireless spouts monitor your drink pours and automatically pair themselves to liquor bottles. No labeling or staff training necessary. They can also be configured to pour a set amount and stop, or even provide a free-pour like experience to not interfere with the customer perception. Since they look just like a regular speed pourer, they don’t call attention to themselves so your customers can focus on enjoying their cocktail, and not the high-tech thing stuck on the bottles.
Another way to ensure the top talent comes to you is eliminating the tedious manual labor that comes with doing liquor inventory. Industry standard for doing liquor inventory is taking a pen and paper into the stockroom, and doing it manually for 2-3 hours. In this modern age, that’s unacceptable, and especially when trying to lure talent into your bar. Not only will they not want to spend their time doing that, but that time takes away from things like menu crafting and customer rapport that result in an increased reputation amongst your current and potential customers. BarMinder solves that problem too.
By combining data from the pour spouts about every drop being poured at the bar with real-time counts of every bottle in storage, BarMinder lets you never have to count another bottle of liquor. Ever. Just slap a sticker to the neck of the bottle and check it into the system, your inventory is complete and provided to you in real-time on the hub at your bar or anywhere in the world on your phone. No more incorrect counts, no more hours wasted on counting bottles. You and your staff can focus on caring for customers, and BarMinder will let you know when there’s something you can do to make more money. Stop settling, and hire the right talent to take your bar to new heights, and make their lives easy with BarMinder.