Top Quick Serve CEOs and Workforce Thought Leaders Connect to Focus on Industry Challenges

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The People Report QSR Workforce Symposium-The One Event focused on the QSR & Fast Casual Workforce

This conference is the brainchild of many key leaders in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) segment that have expressed a deep interest in an experience for executives and operators that focuses on human capital needs specific to the QSR & Fast Casual Restaurant workforce.

People Report announced today that on June 24 & 25, 2008 it will host the 2nd Annual QSR Workforce Symposium at the Las Colinas Marriott Hotel in Dallas.

"This conference is the brainchild of many key leaders in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) segment that have expressed a deep interest in an experience for executives and operators that focuses on human capital needs specific to the QSR & Fast Casual Restaurant workforce." -- Joni Thomas Doolin, Founder and CEO, People Report

People Report has become known in the foodservice industry for providing the most sought after, innovative conference experiences for a member consortium. For the past 10 years, People Report has hosted an annual Best Practices Conference open only to member companies. A first for People Report, the QSR Workforce Symposium will be open to all QSR and Fast Casual executives, key operators and franchisees.

With economic pressures and a labor crunch putting the squeeze on the restaurant industry in 2008, the agenda for the conference blends thought leading, workforce experts and restaurant executives that have sustained or grown operations during the slump to produce immediately actionable, innovative solutions for attendees. Thought leading speakers include: Jim Lynde, SVP People for Sagittarius Brands, Teresa Siriani, president and Bill Schaffler, CFO of People Report, Chester Elton, author of "Carrot Culture" and the "24 Carrot Manager" on innovative employee rewards, Penelope Trunk, author of "The Brazen Careerist" on the new rules at work, Eric Chester, author of "Generation Why" on strategies for engaging the next generation and Steve Bigari, author of "The Box You Got" a former McDonald's Franchisee who now operates his own micro lending non-profit, America's Promise.

A signature of People Report conferences is sharing best people practices from enlightened restaurant operators. This conference features the leaders who are best weathering the economic storm of 2008 by putting people at the front of the business equation including keynotes Jon Luther, CEO of Dunkin' Brands and Harsha Agadi President & CEO of Church's Chicken. Other industry thought leaders include Jose Tomas, VP of Human Resources for Burger King, Jeff Sinelli, Founder and CEO of Which Wich, Amanda Hite, Founder of Talent Revolution, and Kathleen Wood, former COO of Raising Cane's, moderating a panel of shift level managers from QSR and Fast Casual concepts. Industry experts Gerry Fernandez, President of Multi-Cultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance and Joleen Flory, CEO of the Elliott Leadership Institute will present break-out sessions focused on developing top talent.

QSR Magazine will be presenting the conference with help from other sponsor partners, Coca-Cola Foodservice, Kronos for Dining, Ecosure, Snag-a-Job, MFHA, Orangetree Solutions, Fishbowl Marketing, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Self Opportunity, Job App Network, EmTrain and Sysdine Systems.

Conference registration is $495 for a People Report member and $795 for a non-member. Go to http://www.peoplereport.com and click the QSR Conference banner to register and view a full agenda. Limited media opportunities available. Contact Matt Smith at matt@peoplereport.com

People Reportâ„¢ is the foremost provider of workforce metrics, benchmarks, trends and best people practices for the foodservice industry. With more than 100 member companies, the mission of People Report is to be the catalyst for service companies seeking to balance people and profits. Services include quarterly and annual reports for its members that track, analyze and benchmark the people side of the P&L. In addition to its member only reports, People Report conducts broad national research on the service sector workforce of today and tomorrow, including demographics, compensation & benefit information, recruiting and training practices, turnover costs and solutions and more. Visit the experts on current and future HR trends for the foodservice industry at http://www.peoplereport.com to download and order reports, find a speaker, as well as learn more about membership.

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