Restaurant group achieves unprecedented staffing levels; reduces 3rd party fees by > 70%

The Challenge

Our client is a franchise owner of 69 Applebee’s restaurants within the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.  After a change in ownership a significant staffing gap within the management infrastructure was identified.  If these critical positions were not filled in a timely fashion the number of openings would only continue to grow.  The existing management team was burdened with covering the gaps, resulting in burn out and additional churn.  The client understood they could not achieve their sales goals without the proper leadership staff in place to lead the charge.  The client did not have the budget to pay 15% placement fees commonly experienced within the industry, nor did they have a reliable recruitment infrastructure to identify and hire experienced talent on their own. 


The Solution:

DreamJobs offered a partnered sourcing and recruitment approach to help the client address their management staffing needs.  The Scalable RPO solution included proactive resume database mining, competitor organizational mapping, cold-calling and talent screening.  The solution was delivered from the DreamJobs Center of Excellence based in Toledo, Ohio.

The Results:

DreamJobs was able to source 2700+ candidates and successfully submit over 170 individuals for consideration to the hiring team.  As a result of these collaborative efforts, the client was able to achieve a 98% staffing level within their management team, helping to avoid nearly $100,000 in placement fees. 

As a result of our approach and focused effort, DreamJobs has allowed our client to focus on driving sales and growing their business rather than worrying about ‘how’ they will staff their management openings.