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back office / HIRING APPLY ONLINE Should you adopt online applications? STORY BY DANIEL P. SMITH T hree years after opening Slice of the 80's in Westland, Michigan, Adam Matt had enough. Matt tired of the laborious process of managing paper job applications. He grew weary of running off copies each time he needed to refresh his current stack or revise his customized employment application with a more specific question. He hated the risk of losing a paper job application and, potentially, a qualified employee. So in 2011, Matt went digital. He placed an "apply online" button on his pizzeria's Web site and hasn't looked 5 2 / P I Z Z AT O D AY. C O M / A P R I L 2 0 1 6 back since. "The online applications are more efficient, more convenient and just a cleaner, better process all around that helps us look like a more modern and professional operation," Matt charges. William Walker knows the paperto-digital shift as well. Walker has been accepting online applications at his two Old Shawnee Pizza locations in suburban Kansas City since 2003 -- a relative pioneer in the effort. He considers online applications "seamless." "I've been doing it this way for 13 years and would never go back to paper," he says. "I see every completed application and can better assess candidates." Here are five reasons operators are ditching paper applications in favor of the digital variety and one big element to consider before making the switch: * Immediate access to candidates. Every time a new prospect completes an application for Slice of the 80's, Matt and his three managers all receive the application. That quartet can then flag the best prospects and follow up in quick time. Erin Powell, business development manager for Snagajob, a human resources tech company for hourly http://www.PIZZATODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - April 2016

Pizza Today - April 2016
Expo Spotlight
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
Trending Recipes
Dough Doctor
Worthy Remodels
Patio Seating
Making Your Own Breads
Think outside of your traditional dough recipe
Side Dishes
Online Employee Applications
Pizza Today on the Road: Napizza, San Diego, CA
Pizza Today on the Road: URBN, San Diego, CA
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource

Pizza Today - April 2016