Restaurant chain operator Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc. said it had signed a deal with Indian firm Darwinbox for its human resource (HR) management system to handle its growing number of employees.
Darwinbox said it is set to help Shakey’s thrive in a post-Covid world by managing its human resources effectively from hire to retire.
Shakey’s said the new systems will go live in the first quarter. The company is hoping for a strong recovery and is investing in store network expansion. It built more than 30 new stores in 2021.
“The company is ultimately a guest-centric business where people are front and center. When our people are well-cared for, it flows through to our guests. Guest-centricity begins at home, thus, investing in our people is a key pillar in delivering sustainable growth. Our partnership with Darwinbox is a validation to this commitment,” Vicente Gregorio, the Shakey’s president and CEO, said.
Shakey’s said it can now complement its safe and healthy work environment with tech infrastructure that manages the entire employee lifecycle. With its more than 1,000 employees under one virtual roof, the company will be able to keep record of its employees, provide quick and actionable feedback and “ensure an impeccable employee experience for everyone.”
Performance management, leave and attendance management, recruitment, analytics and reporting are some of the key areas in the human resource management suite that the pizza parlor operator plans to adopt over the coming months.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with one of the leading restaurant brands in the Philippines. By providing [Shakey’s] with a digital platform for all their HR needs, we are enabling an uninterrupted and frictionless experiences for employees across its multiple stores, and for the company, it means improved efficiency and productivity,” Jayant Paleti, co-founder of Darwinbox, said.
“We have a lot to look forward to in the first phase of this partnership. With a one-stop-shop for feedback, advanced analytics, company-wide engagement surveys, amongst other things, Shakey’s will find it easier to run smoother HR operations to yield momentous outcomes.”