Chicken Salad Chick Partners with PeopleMatter to Attract and Retain Best-Fit Employees

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Popular Southeastern Chain Automates Hiring and Onboarding to Keep Pace with Massive Growth Plans

Chicken Salad Chick Partners with PeopleMatter to Attract and Retain Best-Fit Employees

We wanted an intuitive, user-friendly interface that our team could pick up quickly, would save them time and generate consistent hiring processes from location to location. PeopleMatter brought that to the table.

Chicken Salad Chick, one of the Southeast’s fastest growing fast casual concepts with plans to open more than 110 new locations over the next three to five years, announced its partnership with PeopleMatter today at the grand opening of its twenty-ninth location in Summerville, SC. Named one of QSR Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” and the 2014 Alabama Restaurateur of the Year, Chicken Salad Chick selected PeopleMatter to automate its hiring and onboarding processes to keep pace with growth plans while continuing to provide exceptional customer service and the best work-life balance for its employees.

“With more than 200 potential franchisees on a waiting list, we’re overwhelmed by the passion and support from our fans to expand the company. We know it takes great people to build and grow a great brand, and we’re thrilled to have PeopleMatter by our side to help us find and keep those great people,” said Kevin Brown, President and CEO of Chicken Salad Chick. “We wanted an intuitive, user-friendly interface that our team could pick up quickly, would save them time and generate consistent hiring processes from location to location. PeopleMatter brought that to the table.”

Known for its “custom-fit” chicken salad, Chicken Salad Chick offers 15 original flavors as well as deli sandwiches, gourmet soups, side salads and desserts. Founder, Stacy Brown, opened her first take-out-only restaurant in Auburn, Alabama, and is now taking her homegrown “Fresh. Southern. Delicious.” lunch experience nationwide. Chicken Salad Chick also offers full-service catering at all of its locations.

PeopleMatter’s cloud-based technology will replace Chicken Salad Chick’s manual, disparate human resources systems while saving managers time by improving efficiencies and increasing productivity. Online and mobile-optimized job applications will create a seamless process for applicants, while pre-employment personality, attitude and skill assessments help the company find the highest-quality, service-oriented candidates who are the best fit culturally and professionally. Onboarding workflows within the platform ensure compliance and a smooth, easy-to-understand experience for new hires.

“Chicken Salad Chick is known for its warm customer service and loyalty among its guests. We are incredibly honored to help them continue to put the utmost focus on their customers by hiring team members who embody their culture of southern hospitality,” said Nate DaPore, President and CEO of PeopleMatter. “We’re excited to join them on their journey to spread their southern food and flair nationwide.”

About Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s newest, fast casual restaurant concept, is led by experienced food and operations executives. The concept puts an edgy twist on a southern classic, offering customers a “custom fit” chicken salad experience, with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. Recently, the franchise has been expanding to other cities throughout the Southeast. See http://www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.

About PeopleMatter
PeopleMatter is a powerful and complete workforce management platform designed to fit the specific needs of service-industry brands. Our complete set of mobile, workforce solutions and business analytics tools connect processes, employees and customers in entirely new ways. Automating and optimizing people processes since 2009, PeopleMatter helps more than 42,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, SC and on the Web at http://www.peoplematter.com, @peoplematter and Facebook.com/PeopleMatter.HR.

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