WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JOB DESCRIPTION
A good job description should include a company overview and job overview, as well as an explanation of the associated responsibilities, skills & qualifications, and work environment. Below are some general guidelines for writing each of these sections effectively.
1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
Providing an accurate, concise description of your business is a great way to attract the right employees. Think of this section as an advertisement for your company -- why should prospective employees want to join your team?
Some useful things to include here are:
- Core company values
- Mission statement
- Brief history of your organization
- Anticipated growth
- Business goals
2. JOB OVERVIEW
In a few sentences, describe the purpose, importance, and fundamental qualities of the position being offered. No need to be too specific or comprehensive here -- the idea is to provide a zoomed-out image of the role the applicant would be filling in your company.
This is where you’ll outline the specific day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Bullet-point format is typically the most practical way to present this information.
4. NECESSARY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are absolutely essential to this position. Consider as many specific conditions of the job as possible in order to create a complete list of qualifications an applicant must have in order to succeed.
5. PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are not essential, but would make an applicant more eligible for the position being offered.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Describe the environment in which the applicant would be spending most of their time. In this description, include information about:
- Company culture
- Pace of work
- Amount of collaborative vs. independent activity
- Who the employee will report to (or vice versa)
Bar Back Job Description
Below is our bar back job description. You can post it as-is to an online job board like ZipRecruiter, or download and customize it to match the unique aspects of your business. Keep in mind that adding a custom company overview and description of the work environment (outlined above) will help you draw in the right applicants.
Bar Back Job Description
Our restaurant’s Bar backs help ensure that patrons have a good time while visiting the establishment by providing essential support to our bartenders and servers. Bar backs are responsible for keeping the bar properly stocked, clean, and organized. Their work frees bartenders up to make drinks and interact with patrons. We offer a competitive wage plus tips and opportunities to advance.
- Open and close customer tabs
- Provide all customers with a high level of service
- Clear empty glasses and bottles from the bar area
- Clean and restock bar glassware
- Change out empty kegs
- Restock the liquor shelf and beer cooler
- Restock and prepare garnishes
- Make simple drinks at the direction of the bartenders
- Alert bouncers of any unruly patrons
- Assist the bartenders with other requests
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of six months of customer service experience
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and hectic environment
- Ability to prioritize tasks based on importance and urgency
- Good manual dexterity and ability to lift kegs
- Willingness to be part of a team
- Night and weekend availability
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- Minimum of one year of customer service experience
- Previous experience in food service
- Basic knowledge of mixed drinks
Create a free account with ZipRecruiter to post this job description to their online job board.
3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN HIRING EMPLOYEES
ENSURE LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Hiring employees can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve created a hiring compliance checklist to help you get over the legal hurdles with ease. From obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirming work eligibility, our guide covers everything you need to know.
SET UP PAYROLL
Even if your business only has a few employees, setting up a payroll service can save you time for running your business and also ensure that your company is compliant with important federal requirements, such as employee withholding.
We recommend Gusto, a user-friendly payroll platform for small businesses.
ACQUIRE WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE
Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial and legal protection for your business and its employees.
Whether or not you need workers’ comp insurance for your company depends on the nature of the job, the employer-employee relationship, and the unique regulations of your state.
Find out how much the right insurance will cost you.