Because of Hcareers.com's restaurant-specific focus and cost-effective pricing, Old Chicago Restaurants chose to use the site for its 49 restaurants. Old Chicago posts five to seven jobs on Hcareers.com's site each month and regularly receives targeted candidate resumes. Prior to working with Hcareers.com, the restaurant chain handled recruitment through word-of-mouth, employee referrals and internal promotions.
Internet recruitment accounts for roughly 20% of Old Chicago Restaurant hires, with the majority of leads coming from Hcareers.com. On a monthly basis, the national chain receives 20 to 30 resumes from the restaurant-specific job board alone.
"Hcareers.com stood out from other job sites because it is targeted and has overwhelming customer support," said Alex Schmit, manager of recruiting at Old Chicago Restaurants. "Hcareers customized its service to suit our specific recruiting needs."
"Hcareers.com is a better alternative to tradition newspaper advertising - it delivers immediate results at far less expense," said David Curry, president and CEO of Hcareers.com. "Prior to working with Hcareers.com a single Sunday advertisement in a major US newspaper would cost Old Chicago Restaurants, on average, $1,300. For 5% of this price, the restaurant chain can receive experienced candidates by posting a 45-day listings on our site."
About Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc.Based in Louisville, CO, Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 88 restaurants across the United States - 49 "Old Chicago" restaurants and 39 brewery concepts operating under the names "Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery", "ChopHouse & Brewery" and "Walnut Brewery". Rock Bottom intends to open six to seven new Old Chicago restaurants in 2003. The company also operates three Sing Sing concepts, an entertainment venue that features a dueling piano bar in a club setting. The company's annual sales for 2001 were $231.5 million, a 12% increase from fiscal 2000. Projected sales for 2002 are $250.6 million. For further information, please visit www.oldchicago.com.
About HcareersLaunched in 1998, Hcareers.com is the biggest job site for the restaurant industry. Job seekers who visit the site can search a free database of almost 7,500 job openings posted in the past 45 days. Hcareers attracts 3.1 million job seeker visits each month, five times more than any other job board. Employers can also review over 32,000 resumes posted by job seekers in the past 90 days.
Hcareers operates three sites, Hcareers.com (U.S.), Hcareers.ca (Canada) and Hcareers.co.uk (United Kingdom, Ireland). The company employs over 90 full-time staff and currently has 2,700 active clients. In addition, Hcareers sends out a bi-monthly newsletter to more than 250,000 people interested in news and advice on restaurant and hospitality careers. For more information, please visit www.hcareers.com.