PeopleMatter Transforms How Restaurants Recruit, Train and Retain Top Talent

May 16, 2015

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Company’s Complete Workforce Management Solutions Now Used by More Than 33,000 Restaurants, Including Major Applebee’s Franchisee, Apple Sauce, Inc.

CHICAGOMay 16, 2015 — Today from the National Restaurant Association’s NRA Show 2015, PeopleMatter announced that its cutting-edge workforce management solutions are now being used by more than 33,000 restaurants to enhance recruiting processes, maximize employee performance, minimize turnover and build high-performing teams that lead to bottom-line growth.

The challenges facing the restaurant industry are numerous, from rising costs and increased competition to low technology adoption rates and high managerial turnover. In light of these obstacles, restaurants must be able to ensure profitability and hire and manage the talent who can keep their operations running smoothly. PeopleMatter offers the solutions to address these problems and more, delivering a complete workforce management platform to meet the specific needs of today’s top restaurant brands.

An example of a restaurant company that achieved significant improvement through its engagement with PeopleMatter is Apple Sauce, Inc., a major franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill. The company sought to replace its manual tracking, screening and onboarding methods that resulted in disjointed hiring processes with a more efficient, automated and data-driven approach to hiring and onboarding. By leveraging PeopleMatter HIRE™, the company streamlined administrative processes, decreased turnover rates rates and gained greater insight into applicant flow. They experienced a 92 percent decrease in time spent on paperwork, saved hiring managers an average of 224 hours per month, cut onboarding printing materials costs by $22,000 and increased tax credit submissions by 167 percent.

PeopleMatter’s cloud-based platform enables companies to connect all of their people processes, across all locations, enabling them to run a more efficient, profitable restaurant business. Designed to address the challenges of the restaurant industry, such as hourly workers, various locations and thin margins, the company offers tools to help business hire the best people, train their staff accordingly, optimize the scheduling process and turn a profit. Now used by more than 33,000 restaurants, PeopleMatter’s technology has been proven to help these employers reduce costs by decreasing turnover, time to hire, overtime pay and other labor costs; reducing risk through improved compliance; driving customer satisfaction through better-trained employees; and, ultimately, increasing revenue.

PeopleMatter will highlight Apple Sauce, Inc.’s success story, as well as demonstrate its cutting edge workforce management solutions for the restaurant industry, at the National Restaurant Association’s NRA Show 2015, taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago from Saturday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Attendees who wish to learn more about PeopleMatter and its offerings are encouraged to visit the company at booth no. 6672 in the Technology Section in the North Hall.

“The challenges facing the restaurant industry aren’t going away anytime soon. However, when equipped with the right technology platform, restaurants can create new efficiencies that transform how they hire, train and manage their talent, leading to satisfied employees and happier customers,” said Nate DaPore, president and CEO of PeopleMatter. “We are excited to meet with attendees at the NRA Show 2015 and help more restaurants build and maintain high-performing teams that produce successful results.”

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