Industry News | September 20, 2011

Applebee’s Operator Relies On Hiring Solution JobApp

Newtown, Pennsylvania-based restaurant operator, The Rose Group, a 59-unit Applebee's and four-unit Corner Bakery Café franchisee, has selected JobApp Network as its automated hiring solution to improve restaurant hiring, manage compliance, and maximize employee tax credits.

Including the Rose Group, nearly 150 Applebee's units are currently utilizing the complete end-to-end hiring solution provided by JobApp, based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The Rose Group was looking to improve restaurant-level hiring, reduce paperwork, and simplify the hiring process. Managers particularly appreciate JobApp's ease-of-use, the simple five-star applicant rating scale, the ability to tap a ready queue of applicants for all positions, and the elimination of tedious rekeying, all from one screen and a few tabs.

"After detailed review of the major vendors in this space, we selected JobApp because of their ease-of-use, manager-centric approach, and 14 years of industry expertise," says the Rose Group's Vice President of Human Resources, Paul Rockelmann, SPHR.

JobApp's hiring solution generates a solid ROI by reducing hiring mistakes and employee turnover, improving tax credit results, and eliminating duplicate data entry across payroll, HRIS, POS, tax credit, and background check systems.

The JobApp solution automates the new hire process from beginning to end: 24x7 web and phone applications, multi-layered candidate screening, integrated background checks, up-front tax credit screening, automated I-9/E-Verify work authorization verification, onboarding/forms management, and payroll data integration.

The web application process is Android, iPhone and iPad-compatible, helping to address an increasingly mobile talent pool. At the same time, JobApp's IVR-based phone application process is critical, particularly for Back of House positions. In fact, studies have shown that low-income and minority applicants are twice as likely to use the phone to apply, as compared with the web.

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