A Burlington, Vt., software developer has developed an app that could help New Hampshire restaurants desperate to find help amid the state’s ongoing workforce shortage.
The app, called Fliptable, is a restaurant staffing app that offers a contactless digital hiring platform for restaurant owners and job-seekers. It is designed to instantly finds and connect job-seekers with relevant, open positions at restaurants within their desired area, while restaurant owners and hiring managers are matched with the best candidates for the job.
Earlier this summer, Fliptable officially launched in Burlington, onboarding more than 80 restaurants from throughout the country in less than two months.
The app is available to both iPhone and Android users. Additionally, participating restaurants get access to both a physical and digital custom Fliptable QR code that directs job seekers to open positions after scanning, giving businesses the opportunity to further support contactless hiring.
“Business owners are facing an extreme hiring challenge due to low unemployment and unreliable online recruitment tools,” said Kassandra Pike, CEO and founder of Fliptable. “After speaking to restaurant owners throughout New Hampshire, it’s clear the need for staff is critical. We know that Fliptable can play an important role in meeting these hiring needs and are looking forward to expanding our app capabilities and building a community within the beautiful Granite State.”
To kick off the New Hampshire launch, Fliptable said it will give 25 job-seekers who apply via the app and get hired by a participating restaurant a $250 bonus after 15 days of employment. Additionally, anyone who downloads the app and completes a restaurant or job seeker profile will have a chance to win $1,000 until the drawing closes on August 31.
So far, a range of New Hampshire have signed on, including
Beefside Restaurant in Concord, Flying Goose Brew Pub in New London, Forest Street Pub, Woodsville, Galley Hatch Restaurant, Hampton, Hanover Street Chophouse, Manchester, Manchester Country Club, Bedford, New England Tap House Grille, Hooksett, Pine Restaurant, Hanover, Sky Meadow Country Club, Nashua, and The Crown Tavern, Manchester.