A bar manager is an individual who directs, controls and plans the activities of a bar. The duties and responsibilities of a bar manager in scheduling strong employees revolve around planning, supervising and allocating the day-to-day operational activities of the bar.
Scheduling Waiters According to Changes in Customer Demand
Scheduling waiters according to the level of customer demand is an important responsibility of the bar manager because they interact directly with customers. As a bar manager, you need to forecast the daily flow of customers to be able to adjust the number of staff for each shift whenever there is a surge or decline in customer numbers. For example, you will require more waiters per shift over the weekends when customer numbers surge than during weekdays when fewer customers get entertained at the bar.
Scheduling Responsibilities for Inventory Control
A bar manager is responsible for ensuring that the inventory of the bar is well managed. As a bar manager, you can achieve this by allocating the inventory management duties to the storekeeper. You also need to allocate the responsibility of the tracking all the sales of all types of drinks including beers, cocktails, wines, spirits and beverages to the bar man. This way, you will be able to monitor the movement of inventory from the store to the bar and the sales you make. When scheduling these tasks, you must ensure that the bar and store have adequate number of staff during all shifts.
Rescheduling Tasks to Cover for Absent Employees
Employees may be absent for reasons such as off-days, sickness, maternity leave, disciplinary suspension or because of other factors beyond their control. You do not need to recruit temporary replacement staff during brief periods of employee absenteeism unless more than two staff members are absent because strong employees observe collaboration and creativity. The best way to deal with such cases temporary absenteeism is to reschedule duties so that the present employees can stand in for the absent employees. You can use this opportunity to allow subordinate employees to stand in for their seniors and in so doing you would effectively be training and empowering the subordinate employees.
Allocating Cleaning Tasks
The bar manager is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the bar is perfectly cleaned on a daily basis. This is because cleanliness is the epitome of bar business. As the bar manager, you are responsible for scheduling employees who will clean the floors, furniture, wash glasses and other utensils on a continuous basis. Multi-tasking is one of the best approaches to achieve this fete, such that, you can develop a duty roaster in which the waiters take turns in cleaning while maintaining their routine responsibilities.