In La Grande-Motte, a restaurateur did not receive applications for a pizzaiolo position with a permanent contract of 2,400 euros net per month with accommodation. His announcement on social networks allowed him to receive 400 applications.
Four experienced professionals from the region on trial in four days to try and get a job as Pizzaiolo. Before we get to this luxury of being able to choose the best candidate, the owner of the restaurant? the prose at La Grande-Motte struggled to recruit. †I already posted an announcement on social networks and on Indeed in particular, but I hadn’t received any applications in three weeks!Joris Bauchais reports.
As summer approaches, he and his social networking companion are concerned about this unprecedented situation. The current pizza maker will leave his post on May 17, 2022.”At this rate, we didn’t know if we would be able to offer pizzas this summer.“, specifies the boss. They then decide to publish an announcement on Facebook and Instagram in the form of “tirade†Clémence, my wife, couldn’t understand why we had gotten zero resumes when we offered good pay and good working conditions,” develops Joris Bauchais.
†For us it was also a way of informing our customers that they may not have pizza this summer.”, says the restorer. And to continue: “we never thought that, it surprised us more than we couldn’t even answer all the phone calls!‘ he exclaims.
In three days, the publication was shared more than 5,000 times and restaurateurs received no fewer than 400 applications from different cities in France.
This story is indicative of the crisis that the restaurant sector is going through. Since the Covid-19, restaurateurs have struggled to hire staff.
People have left the profession as the pandemic has created some uncertainty as it has been closed for nearly a year in the past two years when it was an industry where people thought they still had work. Also, people have tasted the pleasure of being at home in the evening, with family. It is therefore necessary to adapt the working conditions to the new requirements in order to be able to hire.Joris Bauchais, manager of restaurant Le Prose
Joris Bauchais made the decision to increase the salary of this famous future pizza maker by 20%, which of course motivates the candidates. It also points to a problem”linking people looking for a job and those offering it†
The restaurateur wants to underline the chance that he can afford to increase the salaries offered. †I have one other settingsmaller, which I can’t afford to pay the employees the same way” he says. Le Prose serves an average of fifty place settings at lunchtime and eighty in the evening. In this restaurant, 24 full-time equivalents have a permanent contract. And to conclude: “in all these conversations we never talk about the customer. We don’t question whether he was willing to pay more so that we can pay our employees better. And I don’t think that’s the case.†