About Matthew Rodgers

Matthew Rodgers

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Co-Founder & CEO @ RestaurantZone. Author of the RZ blog -- I like to write about hiring in the restaurant/hospitality space and share stories about our clients and research around this sort of thing. Always looking to offer a fresh perspective! On my free time I enjoy good NYC eats, the outdoors, and tennis!

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5 Tips on Finding a Great Restaurant Recruiter

Finding an excellent external recruiter for your restaurant can be challenging. Having a good partner who can help you hire in this tough industry, can be a real deal breaker. The right type of employees, can be priceless to a business. The right staff will positively impact restaurants operations and growth potential. […]

2017 Restaurant Industry Salary Report (Free Download!)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2017 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SALARY REPORT Each year RestaurantZone publishes a free annual salary review; a quick reference guide of salaries being paid across the restaurant industry. We are delighted that we are able to provide our 2017 figures. These figures are based on internal data we […]

Text Messaging Job Seekers: Powerful Tactics that Produce Results + Examples

Text messaging job seekers…a completely UNDERATED way to book more interviews and get in contact with qualified candidates. I’ve seen a massive number of our own clients have absolutely incredible success with texting. Plus, an Emarketer mobile research study showed that the average person in 2017 spends 4 hours and 5 minutes […]

7 Tips to Hire Quality Restaurant Staff (Industry Experts Weigh in!)

For today’s blog we gathered a variety of insights directly from industry experts on how to hire top quality restaurant staff and how to identify, attract & retain these employees. We asked these experts to share their thoughts on this topic and I hope you find these tips informative and […]

What is RestaurantZone? Full 15 minute Tutorial Video!

Above is a video tutorial on RestaurantZone our restaurant recruiting and hospitality hiring tool. Learn how to search the restaurant resume database, post job ads and receive vetted talent, setup email campaigns, and much more. Try it out Today! If you liked this video, I highly recommend you check out our […]

What is ‘Request More Resumes’ and How Does it Work?

Curated Restaurant & Hospitality Talent at your Fingertips!  We created “request more resumes”, for several reasons. Mostly, because we wanted to allow employers & recruiters to view higher quality talent than traditional job postings. But, we also found that our client’s needed to see more variety in candidates and needed […]

3 Quick Tips To Schedule More Interviews & Stay on Top!

We all know making that initial contact or setting up interviews can be tough. For both employers and the job-seekers. And especially in restaurant/hospitality, everything is so busy! As a recruiter or employer you’re juggling a million things. You have resumes, interviews, trainings and meetings to attend. On the other side […]

Restaurant Job Boards: 15 Places to Hire Hospitality Talent

  Let’s face it. Hiring can be really tough! Especially in the restaurant/hospitality industry. High turnover rates. Tough to fill roles. New restaurant openings. Short staffed locations. And list goes on and on and on… That’s why we have compiled this list of the 15 best restaurant job boards, hiring […]

Three Simple Resume Search Tips

1) An effective way to find candidates is to search them based on the concept they work for. Try searching for: {JOB TITLE}, {INSERT CONCEPT HERE} Example 1: restaurant manager, cheesecake factory  Example 2: cook, taco bell Example 3: sous chef, hilton Please note: This is an excellent reference, a full list […]

12 Restaurant Recruiting Tools to Try Out Today

This article outlines 12 recruiting tools for restaurants and hospitality professionals. This is based on research and what some of our clients/partners (who are mainly recruiters and human resources professionals) have been using. But really anyone who is working on hiring and recruiting can probably benefit from using at least […]

10 Tips to 10x Your Job Applications

When posting a job advertisement, casting the largest net possible is critical so that you can attract an abundance of applications. From there then you have more options and are able to easily narrow down several favorites for an interview. This article provides 10 simple tips that you can apply […]

How to Create Resume Alerts on Craigslist

In this article I wanted to share a really simple tactic on how to easily setup resume alerts utilizing Craigslist. In the “resumes” section on Craigslist, there’s always a chance that you can find a golden nugget in there. I’m going to show you 5 easy steps on how to setup […]

How do I use multiple keywords in my search?

With our software, we have made searching by multiple keywords pretty easy. When you search by multiple keywords you are telling our software to find the keywords you specify in the candidates resume. Below are the following steps to begin doing this: 1) Login to your account, and click “resume search” on […]

How do I save resumes?

As we all know being able to save resumes to come back too later is a must when you’re hiring! With our software, we have made this process pretty simple. There are two ways to save resumes using our software. See below: Tip #1: Saving Resumes after searching (Option 1) Step 1: One way to […]

How to Find Free Resumes Online (The List)

Updated as of October 3rd, 2016 Let’s face it we all know recruiting can be challenging. You need all the help and resources you can get. That’s why I put together this list of free resources to find free resumes online. Enjoy and feel free to mention any others you […]

Q&A: Restaurant Talent in Puerto Rico

Today, we are doing an interview with Jane Diaz, President of RDC Recruiting Services. Jane used to be a long-time client here at RestaurantZone! Jane has worked as a RPO Recruiter at Manpower Group, a Regional HR Generalist at Chipotle, a Contract Recruiter at United Surgical Partners Int’l and has consulted throughout […]

Firing Sucks, Hiring Mistakes & The Lessons Learned

So over the past few weeks, we’ve had to make some firings. Mostly minor ones, having to let go of a few people here and there. We’re a small team of about 20, so it’s never fun… but sometimes it must be done! Generally, it involved junior developers & sales associates that […]

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