PeopleMatter teams up with NCR to streamline employee onboarding process

PeopleMatter has announced a new relationship with NCR. As part of the agreement, NCR’s Aloha POS and Back Office technology and the PeopleMatter Platform will be integrated to send employee data, real-time and bi-directionally, between the PeopleMatter Platform and NCR...

San Diego City Council passes minimum wage hike

On Monday, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, according to a report from Reuters. It's not a done deal. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has threatened to veto the bill, has 10 business days to act.

QSR workers hold first convention to support minimum wage fight

More than 1,000 quick-service employees from around the country participated in the first-ever National Fast-Food Worker Convention last weekend. The convention was held in Chicago and included speakers such as Rep.

NAACP passes resolution in favor of $15 minimum wage

On Tuesday, the NAACP unanimously passed a resolution supporting a $15 minimum wage. Partial text of the resolution is below. WHEREAS, the promotion of economic justice for all is a cornerstone of the NAACP’s mission, and the organization has steadfastly...

AllergyEats conference planned for October in NYC

The 2014 AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference is set for Oct. 21 beginning at 8 a.m.

Restaurant recruiting firm launches regional development franchising program

Patrice & Associates, a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in the restaurant industry, has introduced a regional development franchising program. According to a news release, as part of the new program, regional developers will acquire the rights to develop 25 Patrice & Associates franchises within a specified territory.

Kronos outlines three trends transforming workforce management

Kronos Incorporated recently hosted an event with retail and hospitality executives, including those from Starbucks, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Forever 21 and more. According to a news release, attendees held discussions about trends – such as gamification, omni-channel, and global readiness...

Chicago Mayor pushes for $13 minimum wage

Earlier this week, a task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a recommendation that the city’s minimum wage be raised to $13 an hour by the year 2018. According to the Chicago Tribune, state lawmakers are expected to...

Restaurant industry adds 173K in first six months of 2014

Last week’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the national economy adding a net 288,000 jobs in June on a seasonally-adjusted basis. This marked the fifth consecutive month with gains of at least 200K. The positive report set off a ripple effect throughout the country, pushing the Dow Jones beyond 17,000 for the first time.

JobApp releases social recruitment platform

JobApp recently released a new Social-Mobile Recruiting Start-Up Program aimed at helping service industry employers recruit Millennials. According to JobApp, this release helps clients mine for "high potential" hourly workers using the following features: Dynamic Content Management System On-demand Campaign...

Lavu iPad POS adds scheduling tools for employees

Lavu Inc. has added new features to its mobile iPad POS software, including an Employee Portal that allows employees to view schedules online and trade shifts with other staff. Additionally, new RFID reader integration increases security and streamlines the clock...

Franchise association files lawsuit against Seattle for $15 min. wage vote

The International Franchise Association and five franchisees filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Wednesday, seeking to block Seattle’s recently enacted law to increase to the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The complaint alleges the...

Outlook for restaurant job growth at a 2-year high

Restaurant operators’ outlook for staffing is at a two-year high, according to new information from National Restaurant Association Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. In a news release, Grindy said the industry continued to register robust job growth in May, while the...

Seattle passes $15 minimum wage; franchisees sue

Seattle’s City Council unanimously approved a minimum wage increase Monday, to $15 an hour. Mayor Ed Murray is expected to sign its passage today, which would give Seattle the highest minimum wage in the U.S. The pay scale will be...

LRS introduces survey app to address real-time service issues

Long Range Systems has launched Check Point Surveys, a tablet survey application that helps businesses collect on-site customer feedback. “Managers can’t afford to find out about a negative guest experience by reading a rant on Facebook or Yelp,” CEO Skip...

Restaurant industry expects to add 508K jobs this summer

According to new projections from the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry expects to add 508,000 jobs this summer. If these expectations are met, it will mark the second consecutive year in which restaurants add at least half a million...

Fresh Alarms programmable timers now available nationally

Fresh Alarms, which have been available to select QSR insiders, are now available nationwide. The programmable timers help restaurant managers by reminding staff of daily reoccurring tasks ranging from cooking to cleaning. According to a news release, the timers also...

Restaurant worker wage strikes spread beyond the US

Quick-service employees and supporting organizations in New York City announced today that more strikes are expected next week in as many as 150 cities. In a press conference, they also announced the strikes — which have been held in various...

NoshList updates wait list app, adds analytics

NoshList has announced the release of its free iOS 7 wait list app, which includes several new features. The company also added a new analytics section on the NoshList website with downloadable reports that measure visitor activity and trends in...

Domino's hosts professional development workshop for Hispanic youth

Domino's Pizza hosted a free professional development workshop, titled Ingredientes para el éxito, for Hispanic youth in Chicago last week. According to a news release, the event, offered in partnership with ALPFA, featured panelists with diverse professional backgrounds who shared...

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