Wendy's Franchisee Automates to Gain Competitive Hiring Advantage

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A new survey of the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of corporations representing a combined workforce of more than 13 million employees, projects an increase in hiring is ahead. This is good news for unemployed workers, but for hiring managers, like Scott McGarvey, SPHR, the HR Director of Wendy's franchisee Sinkula Investments, it means more competition for applicants and more hiring tasks.

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This business is about people. You need good people and a constant pipeline of qualified, pre-screened applicants.

A new survey of the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of corporations representing a combined workforce of more than 13 million employees, projects an increase in hiring is ahead. 52 percent of CEOs said they will add to payrolls, up from 45 percent in the fourth quarter and the largest share on record. This is good news for unemployed workers, but for hiring managers, like Scott McGarvey, SPHR, the HR Director of Wendy's franchisee Sinkula Investments, it means more competition for applicants and more hiring tasks.

Or it did. That was before Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based JobApp Network, Inc. rolled out its automated hiring solution to all of the company's restaurants. The system takes applicants from the first step of applying for a job to paperless onboarding for the employer. It also includes psychometric assessments, background checks and government compliance management. Staffing is a lot easier with the JobApp solution, McGarvey said. "This business is about people. You need good people and a constant pipeline of qualified, pre-screened applicants."

After more than a year of experience with JobApp, McGarvey sees a number of key benefits to JobApp. JobApp's telephone portal for applying ensures his organization doesn't lose applicants that do not have convenient web access. Studies show low-income and minority applicants are twice as likely to apply by phone as by web.

Eliminating paper had a big impact, too. "Getting away from paper-based applications makes it easier for the store managers, because they now have an easily understood system for managing applications." JobApp also gives headquarters a view it never had into restaurant-level hiring operations. "Before, there were stores that we were challenged to staff. Now, I can look and see what the managers are doing with applicants and determine if they are really on top of the interview and hiring process. Before, I had no idea because it was all on paper and my restaurant managers had all the paper."

JobApp even has tools to drive applicant flow with another of McGarvey's favorite picks: it's an in-store, all-in-one hiring marketing kit comprised of signage, window clings, recruitment cards and JobApp's patented ticket dispenser.

JobApp's automated compliance and onboarding solution is still McGarvey's favorite part of JobApp. This greatly improves I-9 compliance in an era of massively increased government I-9 audits, fines and penalties. JobApp's electronic I-9s drastically reduce the possibility of Form I-9 mistakes. "In my experience, managers are generally not well enough informed about the I-9 and JobApp eliminates considerable risk," said McGarvey.

JobApp's onboarding solution includes seamlessly integrated electronic I-9 management with over 150 built-in compliance rules, optional E-Verify integration, electronic forms management, Work Opportunity Tax Credit forms management, EEO/OFCCP Reporting and optional background checks.

About JobApp Network

The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based company provides a unique subscription-based, automated phone and web-based solution for employers with hourly employees. 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 JobAppNetwork please contact: 1-866-JOBAPP6 or visit us on the web at http://www.jobappnetwork.com.

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