Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Today, we're here to do a deep dive into the on-boarding process and why standards are so important. By the end of this conversation you'll know what the on boarding process done right looks like.  To lead the discussion I've welcomed back on the show, Harlan Scott. Scott is the founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality, where he helps people make their dreams profitable and scalable, simultaneously improving quality of life for the owner and other employees. Again, this is Scott's second time on the show, to hear his full story and advice, head over to

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

" Give your people the "why". It is not enough to know what to do, your people need to know "why" behind it all."

In this episode with Harlan Scott, we discuss:

  • Sharing the "whys" behind your restaurant with your team.
  • What the on-boarding process done right looks like.
  • Treating your small business like a big business, early on.
  • What chapters your on-boarding manual should have.
  • Having the appropriate testing to coincide with training and on-boarding process.
  • Creating trainer checklists.
  • What subchapters should be included in the "Standards" section.
  • The appropriate way to communicate training manual updates to your staff.
  • What should be included in your risk management section.
  • How a management log is tied to risk management.

Resources Mentioned

HR/Payroll Service

Labor Management for training templates other other useful resources.

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Huge thanks to Harlan Scott for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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