SOURCE: PeopleMatter

PeopleMatter

May 05, 2016 10:00 ET

PeopleMatter Reveals Latest Innovations and Product Roadmap From Collaborate '16 Conference

Company Highlights Commitment to Transforming Service Industry Hiring With Mobile Onboarding, Additional Features to Help Employers Attract and Retain Top Talent

CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - Today from its Collaborate '16 user conference, PeopleMatter announced its latest workforce management innovations to facilitate how service industry employers engage, hire, onboard and manage talent in an increasingly competitive recruiting landscape.

PeopleMatter's latest product enhancements are designed to address the growing use of mobile in the application and workforce management processes. With the company finding 45 percent of candidates applying to its clients' positions via their smartphones, PeopleMatter introduced several improvements to facilitate how candidates and managers conduct key activities on their mobile devices.

During the event's opening keynote, PeopleMatter's president and CEO, George Mackie, and vice president of Product Management, Anna Turner, presented the company's latest enhancements to an audience of HR and workforce management professionals representing more than 90 of the biggest brands in the service industry, including Texas Roadhouse, Roadrunner Markets, Charlotte Russe, Heartland Automotive and Del Taco.

"Employers in the service industry face some significant challenges as they strive to build, sustain and retain high-performing teams, and PeopleMatter is committed to developing the solutions and processes to help them overcome these obstacles," said Turner. "As workforce management practices continue to evolve, job seeker behavior changes and new technologies emerge, PeopleMatter remains on the cutting-edge of innovation to deliver the solutions that enable businesses, their people and their operations to thrive. We are thrilled to introduce these latest updates at Collaborate '16 and provide attendees with a first glimpse of future developments from PeopleMatter as we continue to transform workforce management for the service industry."

Highlights of PeopleMatter's newest innovations include:

Application Alerts & Details: PeopleMatter's industry-first solution enables managers to access applicant information on their mobile devices as soon as the applicant applies. By setting up filters for their ideal candidates, they receive alerts when someone matching that criteria applies. As a result, they can access crucial information whether on the floor or on the go, enabling them to reach out to the applicant as soon as possible, rather than waiting hours. This innovation provides a significant competitive advantage that lets them engage top talent faster and contact candidates wherever and whenever it is most convenient.

Employer Branding & Job Marketing: In a tight labor market in which candidates have greater choices about where they apply and where they want to work, a robust career site is crucial in attracting and engaging the right candidates. PeopleMatter, with its partner, Fork & Knife, helps employers solve this challenge with its new career page offerings, which helps them promote their employer brand, highlight their culture and show potential career paths. In addition, PeopleMatter's career pages are built with responsible design to ensure an optimal experience for those accessing the site on their mobile devices.

Mobile Employee Onboarding: PeopleMatter provided a sneak peek at its latest transformative solution, mobile-optimized onboarding, which will be available later this year. Leveraging its extensive expertise in developing mobile technology, PeopleMatter has developed a completely mobile-enabled, onboarding experience. Meeting the needs of the rapidly growing number of individuals who apply from their phones, and of those who lack a computer, PeopleMatter enables new hires to complete all of the associated onboarding paperwork directly from their phones, while saving progress along the way.

PeopleMatter's Collaborate conference has long served as the launching pad for its latest solutions. During Collaborate '15, the company unveiled PeopleMatter PERFORM, a suite of performance management tools to evaluate and drive performance through frequent, meaningful feedback. The company has also grown considerably since last year's event, welcoming 26,323 new locations representing more than 550 brands across the service industry.

Taking place from May 4 through May 6, 2016, PeopleMatter's annual conference provides attendees with the latest insights and best practices, introduced by their service industry peers, thought leaders and PeopleMatter's team of workforce management experts. The event is made possible through the support of numerous sponsors including Indeed, SterlingBackCheck, LS Screening, McLaughlin & Smoak Benefits, Reliant, Ready Training Online, neon, HotSchedules, Armor, KARST, Transworld Advertising, Inc., and Jackson Lewis.

Additional information about Collaborate '16 can be accessed at: https://peoplematter.com/collaborate-16.

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 47,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, S.C. and on online at Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook.