With QSR Growth Predicted in 2011 Taco Bell Franchisee Shares Recipe for Maximizing Growth

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Stronger sales growth for the quick-service restaurant segment through the remainder of 2011 is predicted by both the National Restaurant Association and a new report by WorldStreet Fundamentals.com.

It's people, people, people, that are the key to multi-unit success, particularly in fueling growth

Stronger sales growth for the quick-service restaurant segment through the remainder of 2011 is predicted by both the National Restaurant Association and a new report by WorldStreet Fundamentals.com.

In the 2011 Restaurant Industry Forecast, QSR sales are predicted to grow 3.3% to a record $168 billion. "It's people, people, people, that are the key to multi-unit success, particularly in fueling growth," says Rodney Walker, franchisee of 41 Taco Bell and KFC restaurants. JobApp Network, Inc's Phone and Web-based Hiring Management Solution has been an important part of his business success strategy: helping him to quickly hire and retain the right people.

"We have a seamless process for quickly finding the best applicants and getting them onboard faster than our competitors and at a lower cost," says Walker. To accomplish this, Walker's company has been using JobApp Network for almost 3 years to improve quality of hire, cut the time-to-hire, reduce turnover, eliminate the majority of paperwork and upload new hire data directly into payroll.

For sourcing, JobApp's phone application portal has been a key, says Walker. "It allows us to ensure diversity in recruiting, making sure we're sourcing as many qualified applicants in our recruiting pool as possible." Studies have shown minority and low-income applicants are more likely to apply by phone than by web and limiting the applicant pool to web-only may mean missing out on great applicants.

Going completely paperless with JobApp's system for applicant pre-screening and scoring has been a huge time savings for headquarters and store managers. All the prescreening is done automatically at application time. "We can very quickly go from 20 top applicants to 3 or 4 of the most qualified applicants," states Mr. Walker.

The results of using JobApp, according to Mr. Walker: "Turnover is down 45% and approximately 82,604 pieces of paper have been eliminated annually, not to mention the reduction in the amount of hours to run payroll, both at the store level and at the home office." Walker also estimates that they are saving approximately $43,000 per year from automating new hire paperwork.

Going paperless with JobApp's system for the job application, electronic I-9s, W-4s, tax credit processing and payroll integration has been a huge time savings. In addition, the company has drastically reduced errors, omissions, and missing signatures (because they are required and enforced electronically). The JobApp solution is more important than ever as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased the number of I-9 worksite inspections. ICE has also announced the creation of a new Employment Compliance Inspection Center staffed to aid field offices around the country to expedite I-9 audits.

About JobApp Network
The Troy, Mich.-based company provides a unique subscription-based, automated phone and web-based solution for employers with decentralized hiring needs. JobApp uses patented services to source, screen and score future employees, streamlining the hiring process, improving the quality of hire and reducing turnover. JobApp's integrated talent acquisition and services platform includes background checks, tax credit screening and processing, electronic I-9 and W-4 management, and onboarding under one roof. To learn more about JobApp please contact: 1-866-JOBAPP6 or visit us on the web at http://www.jobappnetwork.com.

This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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