Flash Foods Deploys Talent Tools

Retailer implementing PeopleMatter's suite of HR solutions

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Flash Foods Inc. has announced a partnership with talent management solution provider PeopleMatter for the deployment of PeopleMatter HIRE and PeopleMatter ENGAGE. The online tools will automate and manage human resources processes for the company's 192 convenience store and restaurant locations across the Southeast.

Designed to identify, hire and develop dependable, service-minded applicants, PeopleMatter's Software-as-a-Service platform eliminates the need for multiple point solutions, the company said.

"Simplicity--that's what we love most about [image-nocss] the PeopleMatter system," said Chris Tiller, director of operations of Flash Foods. "We've always prided ourselves on using innovative technology in the workplace. PeopleMatter's software extends this vision by helping us use technology to find and develop great employees for our stores. The best part is we can do it all on one platform."

HIRE's tracking, screening, onboarding and offboarding tools help companies find top talent quickly and easily. With its applicant tracking system, hiring managers can sort through hundreds of applications instantly, said the company, filtering by role, availability, assessment results and more. The simple, one-thought-per-screen online application ensures HIRE's high internal adoption and a greater return on investment. It can even be translated into multiple languages as needed.

Flash Foods will also leverage HIRE's pre-hire screening tests to take advantage of hiring incentives and increase employee retention. Embedded tax credit technology within the HIRE module can save employers up to $9,000 per qualified employee, said the firm. Pre-screening candidates using assessment tests help ensure proper "fit"--which can slash turnover-related costs that average $2,228 for hourly workers, according to a 2008 CedarCrestone study.

After onboarding service-minded people with HIRE, Flash Foods can use PeopleMatter ENGAGE to train, evaluate and reward employees. ENGAGE provides collaborative workforce development tools that especially appeal to tech-savvy "Gen Yers." Solution features are designed to increase process efficiency and employee engagement with metrics reporting and social media integration.

"PeopleMatter takes the hassle out of HR," said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter president and CEO. "With oursuite of HR products, Flash Foods can now manage the entire employee life cycle--"hire-to-retire"--from one place. Our products are designed to move employers and employees back to the basics: a commitment to exceptional customer service."

Charleston, S.C.-based PeopleMatter provides a comprehensive talent management solution for the service industry. Its platform of HR tools handles hiring, scheduling, learning, recognition and performance management.

Waycross, Ga.-based Flash Foods offers grocery items, automobile fuel and fast-food restaurants. Currently, it operates more than 192 c-stores in Georgia and Florida. Subsidiaries include Fuel South Inc., Walker-Jones, Jones Co. Restaurants and Distribution.