Introducing Payroll Integration on Harri

Attention HR Managers: you can now streamline the hiring process with our latest innovation, Payroll Integration

Our soon-to-be released Payroll Integration tool empowers you to control the entire recruitment process from posting jobs to payroll all on one platform. 

Over the next few weeks, we will be integrating with the following payroll companies into our systems:

  • PayCom
  • Paylocity
  • ADP
  • PayChex
  • Ultipro
  • Valiant
  • PrimePay
  • Ballance Point
  • TriNet HRPassport
  • Acudata

Simplify the job of hiring new employees, onboarding, payroll and more with Harri's Complete Solution. 

Keep your eye out on this great feature that will be launching very soon. If you are interested in Payroll Integration and/or Harri's Total Talent Solution features, connect with our VP of Sales at greg@harri.com.


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How to Post a Job on Harri

2016 has been a very busy year for the Harri Team! We have been working hard over the past few months for you to source, hire and manage your staff as efficiently as possible. So far, we have made some great strides in the process and a more seamless experience for you recruit top talent through our system.  It all begins with a job post, the gateway into your company's culture and the opportunity to join your team! 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Post a Job:

1) Once on our homepage, choose "Find Talent", then on the top right-hand corner go to "Dashboard" 

2) Once on your Dashboard choose the "Hiring" tile (third from the left)

3) Choose "Post a Job" from the "I Want To" drop down menu.  Add the respective restaurant or brand where the job is being posted. 

4) Use the drop down menu to add the position or choose a unique title.  Then add years of Experience required, Skills, Availability, Start time, Compensation, and Job Description.  Choose to schedule an open call (or not) and add first interview question, then you may to post immediately or schedule it for later. 

5)  Choose to send over job description/post to various members of your team (HR, Managers) for approval or to share.  You may choose to save the job post as a draft or a template for future use.  If you have enough credits allotted to your account then you can "Publish Job" or "Save Draft" and "Buy More Credits".  Each job posting is $29/each, and expires after 29 days or if you have our Total Talent Solution then you have unlimited job postings in your package.  

What Makes Us Different:

There will always be a need for employees in the hospitality industry.  No one has the patience to post the same job, over and over again.  This is where Harri makes it easy for you.   Our system allows you to save job position descriptions and skills/requirements as a template for quick one-click reposting.  

50% of Quick Service Restaurant Jobs Filled By First-Time or Promoted Workers

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Restaurants continued to add jobs at a steady pace in February, and a sizable proportion of these job openings are being filled by either new entrants to the workforce or people being promoted from other positions within the same business, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.

The national labor market continued to expand at a moderate pace in February, according to figures released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy added a net 242,000 jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis in February, which is generally on par with the average gains during the last six months. 

The restaurant industry remains one of the steadiest contributors to private-sector growth, with the 40,200 net new jobs added in February representing the ninth consecutive month with gains of at least 20,000 positions. 

While the industry added middle class jobs at a rate four times stronger than the overall economy in recent years, it also maintained its role as the training ground for America’s workforce. 

For new entrants to the labor force, the restaurant industry is one of the most common landing spots. In fact, roughly one-third of all U.S. adults say their first employment experience was in the restaurant and foodservice industry. 

According to new NRA research that appears in the 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast, restaurant operators reported that roughly one in five of their job openings in 2015 were filled by people for whom this was the first regular job that they have ever had.

The limited-service segment was the most likely to hire new workers, with 30 percent of quickservice openings and 25 percent of fast-casual job openings going to people getting their first work experience. 

Approximately one in six jobs at family-dining and casual-dining restaurants went to first-time workers in 2015, while eight percent of openings in the fine-dining segment were filled by new entrants to the workforce.

In addition to providing employment opportunities for first-time workers, many jobs are also filled by people advancing from other positions within a restaurant, typically because of the on-the-job training and knowledge of the business that they obtain from those roles. 

In 2015, approximately one in five job openings were filled by people who were promoted from other jobs within the same restaurant business. This trend was strikingly similar across each of the five major segments, with the fast-casual segment only slightly ahead of the others at 23 percent.

All told, roughly one-half of limited-service restaurant job openings in 2015 were filled by either new entrants to the workforce or people being promoted from other positions within the same restaurant.

(via National Restaurant Association)

Valuable Tax Credits for Hospitality Workers

Get the word out to employees and customers who could benefit from the Earned Income and the Child Tax credits, which reduce the amount of income tax workers owe. Workers who don't make enough money to owe taxes can still qualify for the credit, but they must file tax returns to claim the credits.

Earned Income Credit
The EIC is a refundable, federal income tax credit for full- and part-time workers who fall below certain income thresholds. Employers must notify employees for whom income tax was not withheld at any time during the year and are encouraged to notify employees whose wages for 2015 were less than $53,267 that he or she may be eligible. The EIC can be worth as much $6,242. Singles who raised children and earned less than $47,747, or those who are married filing jointly, raised children and earned less than $53,267, in 2015 can claim the credit, as well as singles not raising children who earned less than $14,820 last year or, for those who are married filing jointly, $20,330.

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Some workers with children choose to receive part of their EIC payments in advance as part of their regular paychecks and the rest after they file their annual tax returns. Individual taxpayers who earned less than $39,131, or those married filing jointly who earned less than $44,651, with at least one qualifying child are eligible.

Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit is worth up to $1,000 for each qualifying child under 17. The tax credits can help employees pay for childcare and cover other day-to-day needs. Families who earned at least $3,000 in taxable income in 2015 are eligible.

Employer assistance
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities offers free posters, fliers and paycheck inserts for employers. Color posters are available in English and Spanish, and fliers are available in 21 languages. Get more information at 202-408-1080. Download thematerials, and get tips to promote the tax credits.

The Internal Revenue Service also offers an employer toolkit with outreach tips, posters, payroll stuffers, and social media tools

Free tax help
The IRS offers free electronic filing and assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, a partnership with community-based organizations. Workers who earned less than $54,000 in 2015 are eligible, as well as people with limited English-language skills, people with disabilities and the elderly. Taxpayers can call 800-906-9887 to find a VITA site near them. The IRS helpline at 800-829-1040 is set up to answer taxpayer calls about credits or other tax issues. 

(via National Restaurant Association)

Tips on How To Be a Successful Restaurant Owner

Behind every great restaurant is a great restaurant owner. In order for your restaurant to become a success, you'll need to be an effective leader for your team. Here are four key pieces of advice on how to be a successful restaurant owner: 

Listen to your staff.

Your staff, especially the front-of-house team, interact with customers on the daily. They have a first-hand account of what the dining hall is like, and what can be improved so that they can serve guests better. Hear your employees out by holding sessions where they can voice out their concerns. Stay close to them, so they feel comfortable enough to share their ideas.

Your guests are equally as important.

Like your staff, your customers' feelings should not be overlooked. Include a suggestions/comments card along with the bill, so that diners can rate their experience, the service, the food and other items that you want to know more about. Gather the cards and analyze them to see if there are any particular patterns. Publish the results, then have your staff go through them. Review the information as a group, as well, so that everybody understands what needs to be fixed.

Leave room for growth and expansion.

Keep in mind you cannot rush success. It is possible that your restaurant can expand in physical size/scale and you might need to hire more staff. Also, realize that at a certain point, growth and sales will slow down. Be sure to have a back-up plan or ideas on how you can help grow the business. Maybe consider opening a second location, or even relocating. If not, what about reworking your restaurant's concept, menu, etc.?

Remember your role as the leader.

As the restaurant owner, be sure that you lead by example. Conduct yourself as a person that is hard working and dedicated to the restaurant. When your employees see that, they will be encouraged to be so too. You want your staffers to know you as somebody that is strong and dependable.


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