WERKS launched on 11 March, promising hassle-free recruitment for employers and prospective employees in the hospitality sector.
Bars and restaurants across Leeds have already signed up to the recruitment app, including Laynes Espresso, Cafe 164 and Belgrave Music Hall. Small hospitality businesses are taking up the prospect of being relieved of the strain that the search for the ideal employee often causes. There’ll be no need for wider advertising, agencies or social media, meaning reducing costs and, crucially, time.
Those who are looking for jobs, whether casual workers or highly skilled and experienced chefs across the City, will be able to identify relevant opportunities without having to submit paper CVs. They just need to add their profile.
There’s an instant chat function, as well as “Werks Suitability Score”, so users can connect with their ideal employers, and businesses can chat with the most appropriate job-seekers. Compatibility scores rest on a range of criteria, such as goals, availability and interests.
Brand co-founder Justin says:
“We’re thrilled to have the likes of Laynes, Belgrave Music Hall, Ox Club, Grumpys and Waterlane Boathouse on board to finally launch WERKS. We are looking forward to getting the word out there and welcoming more businesses and candidates to use our hassle-free recruitment platform, and freeing up time for them to focus on their craft – providing exceptional hospitality services.”
Werks’ founders Chris Marshall and Justin Taundi are also committed to building a socially-conscious business. They want to contribute to eradicating injustice, from a labour and workforce angle, so 2% of all revenue will be donated to Modern Slavery Charities, starting with hopeforjustice.org.
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