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“From sourcing, screening to on-boarding, Workstream has it all!”

Amir Hosseini, Co-Founder of Curry Up Now


Curry Up Now

Curry Up Now is known for taking traditional Indian offerings and presenting them in a way that appeals to the American consumer. Indian staples such as tikka masala and naan are transformed into Mission-style burritos (a San Francisco signature), poutine, and flatbread pizzas - dishes that are known and loved in the U.S., but are largely excluded from traditional Indian cuisine.

Established in 2009, Curry Up Now strives to deliver food that is authentic in taste and flavor at its core. It has been named as one of Zagat’s “5 Hottest Fast-Casual Chains,” “SF’s Best Indian Restaurants” by EATER SF, and “100 Things To Eat Before You Die” by 7x7.

As of May 15 2020, Curry Up Now owns 2 food trucks, 2 bars, 11 restaurant locations, and has 4 more restaurants in the works. As a rapidly expanding franchise, Curry Up Now is looking to optimize their hiring processes to keep up with its expansion plans. With Workstream’s help, they were able to double up on the number of applicants looking to secure a position with them. How did they do it?


Amir Hosseini shares how Workstream manages to help him overcome his hiring challenges


Inefficient Hiring Process and Lack of Qualified Candidates

Curry Up Now needed to invest more time into business planning and away from essential, yet time-consuming tasks like hiring. Despite posting multiple job openings, qualified applicants were not applying for these roles. Because of this, Curry Up Now had to spend even more time to hire and train their employees to ensure that the quality of their work is up to standard. 

The biggest pain point for Curry Up Now was that every step of their hiring process was manual, making it highly inefficient and tedious.



Data-Based Tracking and Seamless Board Integrations

After listening to Curry Up Now share about their hiring challenges, we proposed our software as a solution to address their specific concerns:

  • When we first started working with Curry Up Now, we were integrated with 18 job boards (we have integrated with 24 as of May 15 2020!). This allowed them to cast a wider net to reach out to a larger pool of candidates.
  • With Workstream’s automation, Curry Up Now is able to utilize a streamlined HR process with the hiring, onboarding and training all on a single platform.
  • Workstream supports analytics tracking where data and status updates of each applicant are clearly displayed. A detailed analysis is also accessible for Curry Up Now to understand which job portal brings in the most number of applicants, thereby allowing them to tailor their targeting efforts.
  • For increased efficiency, Workstream provides Curry Up Now with the function to upload videos of their training process so that selected applicants would be equipped with the necessary training before their first day, all through contactless onboarding.

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Increased Application Rate and Saved Man-Hours

Working closely with Workstream, Curry Up Now achieved the following results:

  • They managed to increase the number of job applicants by 200%.
  • The total hiring time was cut by 150%.

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In summary: Curry Up Now’s hiring process didn’t match the rapid growth of their business, but with the help of Workstream’s end-to-end hiring platform, they were able to come up with effective hiring strategies and save time and money.

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