Industry News | May 14, 2009

Capitalizing on the Best Labor Market in Memory

On June 10th and 11th, 2009, People Report and founding partner Coca Cola will host the 3rd Annual QSR Workforce Symposium.

Headliner David Houle, Author of “The Shift Age” offers the insight of a futurist who consults annually to hundreds of CEOs and the organizations they lead on cutting through the indecision and uncertainty of today’s scary marketplace, and where to find the opportunities for growth and successful change.

People Report CEO and founder, Joni Thomas Doolin will address the dilemmas faced by a maturing industry, and the silver lining being offered by the current recession—the best labor market in memory.

Emil Brolick, COO Yum Brands, Inc., will offer attendees the perspective of guiding three of the world’s largest international brands through the past, current and future markets.

Other speakers include Todd Graves, founder and chairman, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and recent star of “The Secret Millionaire”; Amanda Hite, CEO and founder, Talent Revolution; Tim Kirkland, author, “The Renegade Server"; T.J. Schier, president of SMART Restaurant Group; and Kathleen Wood, author, “The Best Shift of Your Life”.

This year the crowd pleasing Shift Leader panel, will be followed by the Executive Shift–CEO Panel, moderated by Jim Lynde, SVP Sagittarius Brands and feature Nick Shepherd, CEO Carlson Restaurants Worldwide (parent of Pick Up Stix) Greg Mohn, CEO Orange Tree Employment Screening, Jim Vinz, president and COO of Corner Bakery Café’s, and John Miller, CEO Taco Bueno.

Running a restaurant business in the vew administration will be tackled by Roz Mallet, president and CEO of Phase Next Hospitality, Beth Johnson, EVP Public Affairs of the National Restaurant Association, and Dick Crawford, VP Government Relations for McDonald’s Corporation.

Conference workshops will tackle managing mixed generations in the workforce, the perils and opportunities of understanding social media, and training in today’s tough budgetary climate.

“The People Report and the upcoming conference provides its members and the industry with data and actionable ideas to help restaurant companies manage its most important assets—our people,” said Carlton Curtis, Vice President Industry Relations, The Coca-Cola Company.

In addition to Coca Cola, current sponsors of this don’t miss event include Kronos for Dining, QSR, Batrus Hollweg International, Women’s Foodservice Forum, FohBoh, American Express, Sysdine, Orange Tree Employment Screening, Job App Network, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, FishBowl Marketing, and Snagajob.com.

To learn more, visit http://peoplereport.com/2009qsrconference.asp

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