Monthly Archives: February 2018

What does Ninja Gig include in Online Job Applications?

Ninja Gig offers online employment applications, making human resources departments’ jobs easier. Accepting online job applications is efficient and makes sure that your company helps to attract the most qualified applicants.

Create Customizable Applications

Now you can create custom applications for every employment opening in your company. Whether you’re a high tech firm or a carpet cleaning company, you can customize the questions you ask or simply use our default template to create your own application. If you have positions that require lengthy questions, there’s no need to worry because with Ninja Gig there is no limit to how many questions you can include in the application.

Unlimited Features

With an unlimited number of applications, small and large companies benefit from our easy to use software. So whether you have 1 or 100 job openings, you can take advantage of Ninja Gig’s flat $39 monthly fee.

You can even use our job board integration feature to automatically publish to several different job boards, including but not limited to Indeed, GlassDoor, SimplyHired, and more. Now you can save money on expensive advertising budgets and maximize your time by turning this option on and pushing employment opportunities out to several different channels. This guarantees you’ll attract a wide variety of qualified candidates.

Mobile Friendly Applications

To ensure that you attract the best candidates, we have included a mobile-friendly feature that allows applicants to apply for jobs right from their mobile devices easily. While more lengthy applications will be more straightforward for applicants to complete on their laptop or desktop devices, restaurants and cleaning companies will especially appreciate this feature, as the majority of their applicants are more likely to use mobile devices when applying for jobs.

 

Ninja Gig also includes these other awesome features:

  • Website Portal – You can get your own NinjaGig website portal that allows applicants to complete their application.
  • Language Support – To make your job easier, the Ninja Gig website can translate the application into Spanish or other languages. This is perfect for a wide variety of industries as you can make sure applicants can complete the application in their first language.
  • Admin Portal – You can securely log in and manage all your job openings in one area. You can also change any account settings, review and manage all applications and much more.

 

Ninja Gig makes hiring online super simple.  Sign up today for a 30-day free trial and see how easy hiring online can be.

Restaurant Industry Predictions for 2018

Making sure that your restaurant stays up-to-date on the latest trends ensures happy customers. More profitable restaurants also help attract and retain the best employees.

If you haven’t incorporated these restaurant technology trends into your business, consider doing so this year. If you aren’t comfortable integrating technology into your restaurant, hire a professional office manager that can help.

  • Mobile Payments – While only about 20% of restaurants offer mobile pay or payment options through a custom app, more than 60% of restaurant-goers prefer using this technology when it is available.
  • Kiosk Adoption – Nearly 39% of restaurant owners experience an improvement in their restaurant’s efficiency when incorporating a kiosk into their business. 49% of diners say that ordering meals through a kiosk actually improves their overall experience.
  • Digital Receipts – Digital receipts are on the rise. 7% of restaurant-goers prefer receiving text receipts, while almost 40% prefer email receipts. However, only 28% of restaurants offer text receipts and 40% offer email receipts.
  • Guest Technology – Diners prefer being able to make reservations online, have guest WIFI available during their dining experience and order their meals online.

If you haven’t incorporated technology into your restaurant, NOW is the perfect time to do so. Nearly 73% of restaurant-goers say that technology helps to improve their overall dining experience. Once restaurants implement the technology, 95% of owners say that technology dramatically improves their restaurant’s efficiency.

Ninja can help you find the best, brightest and most talented restaurant employees that also have the necessary tech skills to take your business to the next level. Using our simple online employment application, you can attract potential applicants, easily manage and organize resumes and contact applicants to follow up.  Sign up today for a no-obligation, 30-day free trial and start accepting employment applications online immediately!

Interview Techniques to Hire Great Nurses

As the demand for nurses continues to grow, it’s vital that your organization find a skilled nurse that has staying power, especially since the industry sees a high turnover rate due to stress.

The cost of hiring a new nurse can be between $50,000 to $60,000, so it’s important that you qualify nurses in their interviews, which helps increase the chances that you’ll hire the right nurse for the job.

Here are five essential interview areas to focus on when interviewing nurses.

  1. Non-Clinical Behaviors – Instead of only focusing on clinical behaviors, when interviewing nurses, focus on both technical and soft skills. Nurses can be great on machines but cannot multitask or work well in fast-paced environments.
  2. List Qualities – Every nursing environment is different so hiring managers need to be aware of what types of skills are needed for every treatment position. To help find the right candidate, ask other nurses to list the specific skills that make someone an excellent candidate. This can help you compile a list of specific skills and behavior-based questions.
  3. Behavioral Questions – Make sure that you ask the right questions and then listen to the answers. Make sure to ask questions where you can hear the candidate’s perspective on what gives them the greatest job satisfaction. For example, “Tell me about a work experience where you were productive, satisfied and energized. What were you doing?” If the applicant says that they helped teach and educate patients about diabetes or they say they improved workflow by incorporating new technology software, you’ll have a better idea where the applicant fits into your organization.
  4. Awkward Silences – One of the biggest mistakes hiring managers make is speaking too soon to fill the silence. Make sure you give candidates enough time to answer questions, especially giving them extra time to think through difficult or challenging questions. Sometimes it’s best just to sit and wait for an answer. Don’t fall for superficial answers. If you don’t feel as though you’ve received enough information, say that you understand it’s a difficult question, but you have no problem giving them a minute or two to think of a more detailed answer.
  5. Don’t Rush – Rushing to hire a nurse is never a solution. Take the time to find the right person for the job. Finding the right nurse is more effective than having a revolving door of nurses.

To easily manage applicants, consider using an online job application. These types of applications make it easy to search for candidates with specific job skills. Additionally, you can archive job applications, so your organization complies with paperwork requirements.  Ninja Gig makes hiring online a breeze.  Sign up today for a 30-day free trial and see how easy it can be to hire using online employment applications.

The Future is Here: Trends that Will Dominate the Restaurant Industry in 2018

Ninja Gig knows how important your restaurant is to you and we want to help you make 2018 the best year to date.

We have compiled a list of trends that are anticipated to shape and define restaurants this year.

  • Asian Island Cuisine – Momentum is building around Filipino foods and restaurants that incorporate Indonesian and Malaysian influences will be popular. Sour, bitter and aromatic flavor profiles are emerging, and Filipino adobo and bagoong will jump on the scene and become as popular as sambal and kaffir lime. If you want to take advantage of this trend and incorporate more Asian influences into your restaurant cuisine, reach out to local cooking schools and see what students specialize in Asian cooking.
  • Gut-Friendly Foods – Allergen-free foods are popular, but more gut-friendly menu items will be showing up on menus. Probiotic, prebiotic and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as aloe, flaxseed, turmeric and skyr improve digestion and chefs are pairing these delightful ingredients with sweet, savory, tangy and smoky options that deliver complex tastes. If you’re looking for a chef that understands nutrition and will cater to your customers, consider advertising for chefs or cooks that have experience working with food allergies and nutrition.
  • Off-Premises – As more restaurants and grocery stores offer delivery services, you should anticipate ramping up your delivery and takeout menus, hiring the necessary personnel to make sure that customers receive their meals piping hot and on time.
  • Personalized Service – Data is driving our futures. More customers will become comfortable sharing their personal information if it means that they receive more customized menu choices, faster ordering times and quicker service.
  • Baby Boomers – Previous years saw restaurants catering to Millennials, but we think that trend is on the downside. Restaurants will once again begin catering to Baby Boomers. Additionally, people age 55 and older are among the fastest growing employment group according to the labor forces. Restaurants shouldn’t be afraid to tap into an older employee group.
  • Skills – More restaurants will be offering transferrable skills to their regular training. This includes safe-space communication, business 101, emotional intelligence and other tools that help educate restaurant staff.
  • Federal and Local Governments Labor Issues – Be prepared for state and federal governments to play tug of war over the restaurant industry, which has in year’s past been dominated by minimum wage employees. The only certainty is that state and federal governments will fight over immigration raids and minimum wage statutes.

Ninja Gig specializes in offering custom online job applications for the restaurant industry. If your company needs a better way to track job applications and qualified applicants, sign up today for a 30-day free trial and see how easy your job can become!