Austin, TX (RestaurantNews.com) On Tuesday, March 1, HotSchedules was honored as one of Central Texas’ Healthiest Employers by Seton and the Austin Business Journal. The event and luncheon were hosted by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and the award was presented by Paul Carrozza, CEO/Owner of RunTex and Chair of the Mayor’s Fitness Council.
The Healthiest Employer awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The event’s agenda included a mile and a half walk around Butler Park, which was led by the Mayor, followed by outdoor activities, coaching and practice exercises designed to improve muscle strength and flexibility. The group then adjourned to the Palmer Events Center for lunch and the awards ceremony.
HotSchedules’ specific claim to the award may have come, in part, from their annual HotFit Challenge – an employee competition that consists of cardiovascular, strength-building and weight loss contests. Not only do winners receive great prizes, but also the longer term boost to confidence and overall fitness. HotSchedules also subsidizes a healthy lunch plan and pays a portion of employees’ athletic facility membership fees.
Accepting the award on HotSchedules’ behalf was Director of Marketing, Mary Kay Hyde. “This is quite an honor for HotSchedules. Fitness is a big part of our corporate culture, so encouraging each other to set and reach health and fitness goals comes naturally to most of us. It’s just one of the reasons it’s fun to work here,” Ms. Hyde said.
HotSchedules, innovators of the most widely-used restaurant workforce management solutions, sets the industry standard for service, support and labor management expertise. HotSchedules offers a fast, proven ROI by eliminating manual scheduling and reducing labor costs. Additionally, HotSchedules vastly improves management-employee communications, resulting in greater employee satisfaction and retention
From independent restaurants to corporate chains, HotSchedules’ suite of solutions empowers organizations with all the tools they need manage their labor costs and communicate efficiently. More than 5,350 restaurants and over 650,000 users rely on HotSchedules every day. HotSchedules complements its product offerings with a world-class, bilingual support staff at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas.
HotSchedules’ corporate and franchise clients include such well-known concepts as Outback Steakhouse, the Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Carino’s Italian Grill, Chili’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Applebee’s, Jamba Juice and many others. For more information, visit www.hotschedules.com.
Mary Kay Hyde
Director of Marketing