HotSchedules Partners with Schoox to Deliver Powerful, Integrated eLearning Solution for Restaurant
AUSTIN, TX — May 17, 2013 — HotSchedules, developers of innovative mobile and web-based employee scheduling, forecasting and paperless hiring solutions, today announced completion of a single sign-on integration with learning innovator Schoox to deliver the industry’s most powerful, intuitive eLearning solution right from its existing platform. This integration was made possible thanks to the […]
AUSTIN, TX — May 17, 2013 — HotSchedules, developers of innovative mobile and web-based employee scheduling, forecasting and paperless hiring solutions, today announced completion of a single sign-on integration with learning innovator Schoox to deliver the industry’s most powerful, intuitive eLearning solution right from its existing platform. This integration was made possible thanks to the recent formation of Red Book Connect, which has brought together restaurant and hospitality industry powerhouses in the areas of hiring, training, scheduling, back office and standardization.
The Schoox platform gives customers affordable new training options that can significantly increase retention and improve customer service and compliance. The HotSchedules platform now also provides access to an interactive training suite that allows customers to pull content directly into their HotSchedules environment, create and track tests and assignments and use social and rich media content elements to reach a new generation of learners. Unlike old-fashioned training modules that fail to spark employee interest, the Schoox platform offers a more modern approach that fully engages employees with multimedia tools.
Customer feedback on the newly integrated Schoox platform has been overwhelmingly positive. Kelly Vaccaro, Director of Training with Kerbey Lane Café reported, “Our employees are enthusiastic about the user-friendly test-taking tools. The management staff appreciates the quick processing as well as tools like the ‘Stats’ tab, which allows managers to identify learning needs at a glance.” Another Kerbey Lane colleague and Assistant General Manager, Anya Doughty, commented, “The social media-style layout makes the Schoox platform very familiar and easy to navigate for employees. The website is very well done, and servers are excited to use it as a new way to train.”
“We’re proud to partner with Schoox to give restaurant and hospitality clients new continuous learning options,” said Justin Buckley, Vice President of Client Services at HotSchedules. “The platform is a snap to use for learners and training professionals alike, and clients can fully customize the curriculum, incorporating learning content, social media and mobile tools to make it possible for employees and managers to improve their skills anytime, anywhere.”
Clients can access Schoox eLearning tools after signing on to HotSchedules – no additional log-in is necessary. A single sign-on provides access to a vast array of courses developed by experts as well as a platform to create custom curricula and set up a corporate academy quickly and easily. And, unlike many learning management systems, customers are not required to purchase content packages: They can upload their own or third party content to create a curriculum that meets their unique needs.
“HotSchedules does a great job of helping the service industry manage schedules, improve collaboration and increase employee engagement,” said Lefteris Ntouanoglou, CEO and co-founder of Schoox. “We’re excited to work with them to improve customer operations even more with our new continuous learning and training tools. With our integrated solution, customers can ensure their employees have the knowledge they need to succeed.”
The HotSchedules-Schoox partnership offers many advantages to restaurant and hospitality customers, who can simply and affordably deliver training that supports succession programs and helps boost compliance. But there’s a benefit for employees as well: With self-learning options and course certification that is retained in the system no matter where they go in the future, employees can build an e-portfolio of their training history and certifications, engage in lifelong learning and continuously improve their qualifications.
HotSchedules provides mobile and web-based scheduling, forecasting, and paperless hiring solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries. HotSchedules’ mobile applications are consistently rated by AppToday as one of the top 10 business apps. The company also provides training and account management, and a bilingual customer care team supports customers seven days a week. For more information about the award-winning company and its products, visit HotSchedules on the web at https://www.hotschedules.com or call 512.904.4299.
Schoox, the most powerful and innovative social learning solution available today, aims to revolutionize and democratize education. Led by CEO Lefteris Ntouanoglou and a leadership team with dozens of years of experience in the field of Learning Management and software development, Schoox allows self-learners to attend online courses, create personalized curriculum and build a portfolio of qualifications and skills. For more information, visit www.schoox.com.
About Red Book Connect
Red Book Connect is the largest technology solutions company supporting the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries’ comprehensive operational needs in a fast, efficient and affordable way. The company offers solutions and products from industry leaders Red Book Solutions, Macromatix, My Recruiting Center, Hotschedules, and Schoox. Currently serving more than 1.2 million users in over 127,000 locations across 27 countries worldwide, Red Book Connect is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with major offices in Denver, Colorado, Austin, Texas, and Sydney, Australia. Red Book Connect is backed by TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of TPG, the global private investment firm, and Instawares Holding, a company focused on best-in-class technology serving the restaurant marketplace. For more information, visit www.redbookconnect.com.