News

March 16, 2016

Le Boulanger Partners with Jobalign to Grow Retail Operations and Optimize Recruiting

San Francisco, CA—March 16, 2016—Jobalign announced today that Le Boulanger, one of the fastest growing bakers in the Bay Area, reports a successful streamlining of their retail recruiting operation, reducing time-to-hire by more than 30 percent and experiencing over 50 percent savings in their cost-per-hire, thanks to Jobalign’s cloud based recruitment solution and hourly jobs marketplace.

Le Boulanger, “the baker” is a family owned business whose baking has become a tradition of three generations. They pride themselves on baking the freshest and best tasting breads. With 15 locations in the Bay Area, they needed a partner to help them with their end-to-end recruitment operation, making sure the experience of their job applicants was mobile, bilingual and free of advertising, while also helping the store managers stay focused on the business.

“Our job applicants access the internet from mobile devices and they are also our guests, so we wanted to be sure they had a fantastic job application experience. We pride ourselves on providing not only the best baked goods, but also the best possible experience at our restaurants,” said Vicki Rannals, Recruiting, Training and Development Manager of Le Boulanger Inc. “Thanks to Jobalign, we were able to deploy a complete recruitment solution in a very short time.”

Using Jobalign, Le Boulanger automated its candidate sourcing, mobile apply and pre-screening process, which allows store managers and corporate headquarters to focus more of their time on business objectives and delighting the guest base. Jobalign is powered by state of the art matching technology which is fed by over 165 million data points from nearly one million workers in its network. Jobalign acts as a virtual recruiter based on Le Boulanger’s hiring criteria, taking care of finding local candidates, verifying their contact information, evaluating the best job fit for their skills and presenting those candidates to the hiring managers to make well informed hiring decisions.

Since working with Jobalign, Le Boulanger has saved over 50 percent in their total cost-per-hire and decreased their time-to-hire by over 30 percent. Whether candidates walk into one of the cafés and apply in the store, apply via text message or search for a job online using their mobile phone or PC, Jobalign enables a mobile, bilingual and ad-free job application and screening process. In line with technology adoption trends, over 60 percent of the job seekers have completed their applications on a mobile device.

“Implementing an efficient recruiting operation is critical for any business in the retail, hospitality and food and beverage sectors; there is a constant hiring cycle to meet expansion plans, balance different shifts and deal with seasonal peaks,” said Luis Salazar, CEO of Jobalign. “With an average cost-per-hire of $2,000 and rising, leading emerging companies like Le Boulanger can save millions of dollars and invest in their strategic, long-term expansion plans if they leverage Jobalign’s cloud technology and its marketplace of local and screened workers.”


 

About Jobalign

Jobalign.com is the leading mobile and bilingual cloud based recruiting technology and marketplace for hourly jobs. Jobalign makes it easy for workers to find, apply for, and get matched to jobs from any mobile phone, tablet or computer. Through its OFCCP and EEOC compliant matching technology, Jobalign customers have processed close to 2 million mobile job applications and report a reduction of 60 percent in recruitment expenses and 50 percent in time-to-hire, while saving hundreds of hours in manual pre-screening tasks.

About Le Boulanger

Le Boulanger, “the baker” is a family owned business whose baking has become a tradition of three generations. They pride themselves on baking the freshest and best tasting breads. Only the highest quality ingredients, with no additives or preservatives are used to create delicious breads. Their bakery/cafe menu includes sandwiches made with fresh Le Boulanger breads, homemade soups prepared daily, fresh salads, and a full service espresso bar. Stop in and see for yourself why we are the Bay Area’s best!