One of the changes we recently made to our hiring systems was to add Workstream
into the mix. Workstream
is a text-to-apply fully automated recruiting tool which allows our managers to schedule interviews and make potential applicants think someone is responding immediately, even when they are busy helping customers.
We had looked into a number of text-to-apply programs and many were either too tedious or too costly to consider for our robust and large franchise group. Workstream
seemed like the right fit and their team has been nimble, working alongside our recruiting team to help make sure its platform is optimized for our needs.
We completed a rollout to 27 locations a few weeks ago, and today I got a message from one of our managers. It was a photo of someone on the beach with their feet up, relaxing in the sun.
The caption read, "Me, in my office, because Hiring now organizes itself. "Another manager commented back "Workstream is a dream."
I can think something is great all I want, but the operators drive decisions in the restaurant industry.
I was pleased to see our team embracing this new technology and finding it helpful. While we know the hiring and recruiting pressures are not going away anytime soon, anything that gives our managers a few extra minutes in their day or gets more applicants to show up for interviews, is worth its weight in gold.