New Hospitality Employee Starter Checklist: Employee Onboarding

By David Rigbye August 3, 2022

“How can a New Hospitality Employee Starter Checklist help my hospitality business?”, we hear you ask…

One of the biggest responsibilities that any hospitality business faces is maintaining cleanliness under every circumstance. It sounds complicated, but it’s non-negotiable. Keeping your business clean means:

  • Maintaining the quality of your food
  • Maintaining an ordered and organised work environment for your employees
  • Maintaining your business’ compliance with food safety and hygiene regulations

When you take on new employees, you have to be prepared to teach them to integrate with these parts of your business. They need to thoroughly understand your business’ cleaning procedures so they can keep (or even heighten) your standards for cleanliness.

Cleaning in hospitality is already not easy for regular staff, let alone new employees. They consist of multiple tasks that need to be delegated amongst your many employees. Cleaning each section involves its own specific process that needs to be followed properly. To ensure that these procedures are followed you need to make sure new employees understand the tasks that they need to complete.

It is difficult to track all of the cleaning tasks, which is why cleaning checklists are so important, especially for new employees. Not only do new hospitality employee starter checklists allow you to track all of the tasks you want completed, but it lets your new employee know what they need to do, allowing them to work autonomously.

However new employee starter checklists can be labour-intensive and inefficient to create manually. This is for many different reasons, including;

  • It can be time and resource-consuming to create the cleaning checklists themselves, especially if you have a larger staff, which drastically affects how many different cleaning checklists are needed
  • Distributing copies of the starter checklists among your entire hospitality business cleaning employees, particularly ensuring that people receive the correct cleaning checklists for the right jobs
  • Making sure each of the staff induction checklists are completed by the right people on time
  • Storing employee induction checklists for future reference, etc.

Whether you are writing cleaning checklists for your hospitality business by hand with a pen and paper or typing them into documents that can be printed or emailed to all your employees, neither method is better than the other. You will still have to deal with all of these issues. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a software solution that addressed each of these problems individually?

Luckily for you, Operandio offers one of the most comprehensive new employee onboarding checklist solutions available. Make sure your new hospitality employees aren’t left behind thanks to Operandio’s superior functionality.

Employee Onboarding Cleaning Checklist Template Example

While you can easily create your own checklists with Operandio, you also have access to several templates for a wide range of cleaning industries, including hospitality business cleaning. Below is an example of one of the many templates that Operandio contains.

DoneEmployee Onboarding Checklist 
Restock Beverages
Clean Range Hoods
Empty and Clean Refrigerators and Freezers
Wash Dishes and Glassware
Dust and Wipe Counters
Sweep and Mop Floor
Wipe Down Food Prep. Machinery
Check for Missing Inventory

With templates such as these, you can integrate your new employees into your business with complete ease.

How To Use Operandio to Create a New Staff Induction Checklists

Operandio is intuitively designed and so easy to use, no matter what kind of hospitality business you own and no matter what cleaning you need to complete. You can use an existing template or you can add your own tasks by performing the following: 

  • Create New Task, then set your task as either:
  • A one off for when there is only a single cleaning job to do
  • A recurring task to be completed on a regular basis
  • An ad hoc task for staff to complete when needed
  1. Assign your new task/process to your staff, whether it’s:
  • A single employee
  • Multiple employees
  • An entire department
  • An entire branch
  • Your entire hospitality business
  1. Set a due date and time for your cleaning task so your employees know exactly when it needs to be completed.
  2. If a cleaning task is particularly urgent, you can pin it to the top of your Job Manager so that it is the first task that your employees will see until it is completed. 

And there you go! It’s as simple as that. Your hospitality business task is ready for your employees. All that’s left is for them to start cleaning. 

What is Operandio and how can it help my hospitality business?

Operandio does more than give you a free hospitality business cleaning checklist template. It is a comprehensive business application that allows you to:

  • Digitise all of your documentation for your staff to access easily
  • Allow for seamless messaging between all of your cleaning staff
  • Track the progress of your employee tasks and ensure their completion

… and more!

Increase Efficiency

Because Operandio digitises your hospitality business processes and checklists, it takes less effort to coordinate your cleaning staff, as they have all of the information they need in an easily accessible application.

Use Less Resources and Reduce Costs

Operandio is a software solution that removes the need for paper and stationary in your business, as it allows you to store all of your important cleaning processes and tasks without needing to write them down.

Keep Track of Everything

You can seamlessly view all cleaning processes and tasks, plus you can update them whenever necessary. This makes it incredibly easy to know what tasks have been completed, as well as follow up on tasks that have yet to be completed.

Scale Your Business More Effectively

As your hospitality business grows, it is easy to update all of your information in Operandio to reflect that. This is because Operandio makes it easy to keep track of employee performance. Plus it gives you the ability to adjust and adapt your standard operating procedures for cleaning with incredible ease.

Are you looking to replace paper checklists in your hospitality business? Operandio will help you replace paper in your business, improve staff accountability, delegate jobs and replicate consistently business processes across multiple locations.

Who is behind Operandio?

Operandio was created by business owners who know firsthand what it is like to run a business that is process intensive with an endless list of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks, like a hospitality business. It is with this knowledge that Operandio created the perfect software to solve these problems. Consequently, Operandio is capable of serving all sizes of businesses across multiple industries. 

What am I paying for when I subscribe to Operandio?

Customers of Operandio receive an online checklist tool that streamlines business processes, improves internal communication, and prepares training videos, tutorials, and how-tos for non-desk based businesses (such as a hospitality business).

How much is Operandio going to cost me?

There are currently two pricing plans for Operandio online checklist.

  • Business, which is ideal for managing day-to-day business operations for an affordable price, as you’ll receive:
  • Unlimited process & task management
  • Team communication & news feed
  • Business Knowledge Base
  • Manager dashboard & notifications
  • Unlimited 24/7 support
  • Enterprise, an option for large or complex businesses that require custom configuration, where you’ll receive everything in the business plan, as well as:
  • Detailed reporting
  • Bespoke roles & permissions
  • Custom organisation structure
  • Custom billing terms
  • Dedicated Enterprise support

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