CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2015) - PeopleMatter today announced that Real Mex Restaurants, the largest full service, casual dining Mexican restaurant chain in the United States, has selected PeopleMatter to optimize its practices for hiring and onboarding staff throughout its organization.

Founded in 1954, Real Mex Restaurants staffs 107 company-owned and operated restaurants, as well as 13 franchised restaurants. Today, more than 7,500 workers support the company's brands, which include El Torito Restaurants, Acapulco Mexican Restaurants, Chevys Fresh Mex® Restaurants, El Torito Grill Restaurants, among several others. To make hiring more efficient and gain greater visibility into the company's entire recruiting operation, Real Mex elected to replace its current corporate hiring applicant tracking system with one that could better meet its needs for hiring both salaried and hourly workers. Additionally, the company is looking to hone its candidate care practices, given that most of Real Mex's candidates are also customers.

Key features of the PeopleMatter HIRE™ solution include mobile applications, robust onboarding capability, I-9 verification technology and assessment tools. In addition, PeopleMatter's business intelligence platform is designed to articulate the metrics that matter most and also make reviewing and sharing analytics easy, both by role and at the enterprise level, introducing new efficiencies to Real Mex Restaurants' hiring processes. HIRE also provides a streamlined process for candidates to use and takes advantage of sourcing tools that match candidates only when they are qualified for particular positions. As such, the solution ensures that valuable time spent by candidates and the company alike is fully optimized.

"Given the complexity of our operations and the volume of hiring we conduct each year, it is crucial that we have full visibility into our entire talent pool and be able to manage candidates and new hires at every juncture in the talent management process," said Peter Liivoja, vice president of Human Resources at Real Mex Restaurants. "We are excited to partner with PeopleMatter, a company that echoes our strong beliefs in recruiting, candidate care and staff management. Through the company's intuitive and strategic hiring and onboarding solutions, we will be able to more effectively attract, hire and cultivate the people we need to successfully run our restaurants as we continue to grow and scale our operation."

"We are thrilled to partner with Real Mex Restaurants to help them create an enhanced hiring strategy to better meet its complex business needs," said Greg Rigot, vice president of Sales for PeopleMatter. He added, "By using a holistic application for hiring salaried and hourly workers, we are confident that Real Mex Restaurants will not only achieve cost savings with improved candidate quality and a better hiring process, but also realize enterprise-wide productivity improvements and greater retention."

About Real Mex Restaurants
Real Mex Restaurants is the largest full-service, casual dining Mexican restaurant chain operator in the United States with 107 company-owned and operated restaurants, as well as 13 franchised restaurants. Headquartered in Cypress, California, Real Mex's brands include: El Torito Restaurants, Acapulco Mexican Restaurants, Chevys Fresh Mex® Restaurants, El Torito Grill Restaurants, Las Brisas Restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA, Sinigual Restaurant in New York City, El Paso Cantina in Torrance, CA and the company's latest brand introduction, Who Song and Larry's in Orange, CA. For more information, please visit

About PeopleMatter
PeopleMatter is a powerful and complete workforce management platform designed to fit the specific needs of service-industry brands. Our complete set of mobile, workforce solutions and business analytics tools connect processes, employees and customers in entirely new ways. Automating and optimizing people processes since 2009, PeopleMatter helps more than 47,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, SC and on online at Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook.