NRA Show 2012: Here We Come
We’ll be in Chicago for the upcoming NRA Show 2012, the restaurant industry’s premier event, from May 5 – 8. You’ll find us in Booth 5859 in the special technology section.
Drop by to learn about new offerings - such as the Multi-Unit Manager Assessment, designed to see which of your high-performers has what it takes to manage multiple stores and the CEE Survey, developed to help you assess your employees' customer focus, levels of engagement and overall work experiences.
Give our special prize wheel a spin and we'll make a donation on your behalf to one of these organizations: Feeding America, Wounded Warrior Project or Women's Foodservice Forum.
Drop by our booth during regular show hours, or to set up a free, onsite consultation with one of our consultants, contact Maureen Moulton at email@example.com. See you in Chicago!
Research Finds Use of Online Applications Significantly Increases Application Volume for Major Restaurant Chain
Recent Corvirtus research conducted for a major restaurant chain showed that the use of online applications significantly increased applicant numbers for front-of-house and back-of-house positions.
The analysis compared monthly application averages for 2010, when the company was using paper applications, with monthly averages for 2011, after the company had switched to using online applications.
In 2011, applications for front-of-house positions were nine times higher than those received during the same period in 2010. Even more dramatic, applications for back-of-house positions in 2011 were 24 times higher than in 2010. The company received, on average, 71 applications per month for back-of-house positions in 2010. In 2011, the monthly average increased to 1,786.
"These increases refute the perception held by many that hourly employees are not computer savvy," said Dr. Leanne Buehler, Director of Experience Solutions for Corvirtus. The research also analyzed the three primary sources of candidates for the restaurant - walk-ins, employee/friend referrals and customers - and found that applications increased across all sources for both front-of-house and back-of-house positions.