SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Landedwhich provides the first mobile app connecting hourly food and retail workers with local employers, today announced that the fast-growing casual restaurant chain Maple Street Cookie Company now uses Landed to accelerate its hiring efforts for its existing and new restaurants. Known for serving up comfort food with a modern twist, Maple Street currently has over 40 stores and is opening new locations at the rate of 1-2 per month.
According to Kimberly Johnson, talent acquisition specialist at Maple Street, when a new site opens, the company is responsible for hiring more than 40 new employees per site. His positions range from Community Leaders (store managers) to Brand Ambassadors (cashiers) to an entire kitchen team. For new store openings, these positions are hired within a month, in an extremely difficult recruitment environment. Since implementing Landed in October 2021, Maple Street has met this goal for every new store opening, fully staffing every store. Landed also helped Maple Street double its headcount at its existing locations and increase application flow 7.5x in challenging markets.
“In today’s hiring environment, it’s hard to stand out as an employer,” Johnson said. “We’ve put a lot of thought and work into updating our employer brand, conveying our family-oriented values, and attracting candidates who fit the culture and are likely to stay for the long term. Landed has become an essential piece of the puzzle, helping us quickly identify the best candidates and interview them before they take on another job. It is important to us that candidates know our brand and want to live our mission: “Help People. Serve others. Be part of the community.’”
Job seekers using the Landed app or online portal are guided through setting up their Landed Candidate Profile, which includes short videos as well as details about their work experience, location, and availability. Applicants can then browse available jobs near them. Landed’s AI-powered smart matching technology matches candidates with employers they might be a good fit for.
Hiring managers download the Landed Employer mobile app and enter hiring goals such as job titles, headcount, pay rate, and locations. Landed then presents the employer with candidates who best match their vacancies based on its intelligent matching algorithm, driven by AI technology. Hiring managers can see matching candidates, organize their candidate pipeline into different folders, and communicate with candidates from the app.
Landed Founder and CEO Vivian Wang said, “Employees have so many options – it’s really critical to respond quickly, to be their first interview, and for employers to present a strong offer on the spot. during the interview. Landed can facilitate all of this, helping employers improve their hiring rates and improve retention as they find and hire candidates who are a perfect match for their roles.
To learn more, visit gotlanded.com.
Landed provides the first end-to-end recruitment platform that helps restaurants and hospitality employers hire top-notch candidates fast. Landed makes CEOs happy and helps companies save time and money by automating candidate sourcing, hiring, and interview scheduling. Its intelligent matching and conversational AI technology connects candidates with employers based on each employer’s personalized criteria, selecting candidates based on more than 50 data points, which helps to hire better candidates more quickly. Landed also offers blue-collar financial products to promote financial wellness. Hundreds of leading businesses, including Blaze Pizza, Chick-fil-A, and Panera, trust Landed to help them fill their vacancies ASAP. Learn more about gotlanded.com.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7cbf4cc7-23ec-490f-b523-817b218d5441