We were privileged to have a chance to speak to our clients - Amir Hosseini, Co-Founder of Curry Up Now, and Bryan Blair, Head of Human Resources. Learn more about the hiring challenges he faced in the restaurant industry and how Workstream has helped him. Curry Up Now has been using Workstream for the past 6 months and has been able to find success in streamlining and improving the hiring and on-boarding process for their restaurants.
My name is Amir Hosseini, I’m the co-founder of Curry Up Now. We started off as a food truck in 2009. We have 7 Bay Area locations and a pipeline of over 40 in construction.
Hiring for us is a big challenge because we’re always looking to bring on the right people for our team. One thing that we learned very quickly is don’t make rush hires for the wrong reasons. You don’t always just want to fill in a role - you want to bring on people that can eat and breathe our mission, our value as an organization, rather than just filling in a shift.
One of the biggest challenges we face in the restaurant industry is sourcing candidates and putting the right people in the right places. We’ve recently started using Workstream and this platform has truly helped us to transform the way we think about hiring and on-boarding our people. And one of the biggest and best features that I’ve found with the platform is using the text message feature to engage and interact with our applicants. It has been very successful in helping us close our no-show rates and getting people in the door.
In the last 7 days, we’ve had over a hundred applicants use the Workstream platform and use the self-scheduling feature to book their own interviews. This helped us in both operations and in HR to save a ton of time.
Workstream has allowed us to essentially put all of our candidates into one place and streamline the hiring process, whether it’s putting just a simple application in to scheduling an interview and finally on-boarding, it’s all there for us.
We’ve tried a range of hiring softwares in the past but Workstream is easy to use and - design and UI has made it very easy for us to use. Using Workstream has had a significant impact on how we think about hiring and sourcing our candidates. It’s saved us a ton of time, a ton of money and we’re extremely happy that we decided to implement this platform into our operations.
Desirene is a marketer and content-writer of Workstream. She has been with the Workstream team for over a year and is based in Singapore.