CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2015) - Today PeopleMatter announced new features and advanced functionality included in its 2015 Winter product release, designed to help employers in the service industry further enhance their workforce management practices as they build, develop and retain high performing teams.

"In the dynamic service-industry landscape, employers must be able to respond nimbly to address challenges and capitalize on new opportunities in real time to support their workforces," said Kay Lucas, PeopleMatter's vice president of product management. "Recognizing this need, PeopleMatter remains ahead of the curve and offers the advanced functionality companies need to help engage their teams, streamline key processes, and achieve compliance with local and national regulations. We are thrilled to unveil our newest innovations and to deliver solutions that further set us apart as the leading workforce management solutions provider for the service industry."

Today's service-industry employers face a multitude of challenges, from managing both hourly and salaried workers and ensuring compliant practices to engaging workers across dispersed locations, minimizing turnover, and retaining top talent. Drawing directly from current and prospective client feedback, while keeping a close eye on service-industry trends and challenges shaping today's marketplace, PeopleMatter continually delivers new capabilities that help employers optimize their workforce management practices through three annual product releases. PeopleMatter's 2015 Winter product release launched on Saturday, December 5, and includes:

  • Mobile Approvals and Mobile Milestones: Whether engaging new applicants or existing employees, building connections is key to creating a motivated and productive workforce. PeopleMatter's mobile app now enables recruiters to approve pending requisitions from their mobile devices, while allowing them to see the number of candidates for each requisition and receive notifications when a new applicant applies. The company also revealed a mobile milestones feature that helps managers make their teams feel appreciated. It provides a calendar view and reminders for employee birthdays, work anniversaries and more. This new feature helps celebrate and recognize team members, which is a critical part of keeping Millennials engaged.

  • Best-in-Class Job Board Integration: PeopleMatter's advanced integration with Indeed, the world's leading job search engine, will allow employers to increase their applicant flow and source more high-quality candidates at a lower cost. The integration with Indeed Apply allows candidates to easily apply for jobs that are posted within PeopleMatter directly from their Indeed profile, without having to re-enter their information. The fully optimized solution also provides the convenience of full job application submissions from any mobile or desktop device, helping to deliver a first-rate experience that keeps candidates engaged while enabling more productive processes for hiring managers.

  • Greater Configurability: Through PeopleMatter's enhanced functionality, employers can now designate a primary job and home location for each team member -- something that is particularly important for employees who work multiple jobs at more than one location -- to keep data organized and facilitate more effective reporting. PeopleMatter also released its customizable Disposition Status feature in HIRE to document and track reasons for hiring decisions. In addition, the company introduced a new API to improve onboarding for employees who are transferred to a different location and to ensure all required tasks for the specific store are completed.

  • Enhanced Protected Classes Tracking: PeopleMatter introduced new features to help employers maintain compliance by tracking protected classes, such as candidates with veteran status or individuals with disabilities, to ensure their organizations comply with affirmative action and equal opportunity laws. In addition, PeopleMatter's new search capability enables federal contractors to save applicant and candidate searches for audit purposes.

  • Additional features: PeopleMatter's latest release delivers new insights around applicant engagement through Talent Acquisition Analytics. The platform's Requisitions feature allows recruiters to create requisitions tied to locations and jobs and track key hiring metrics. The Recruiter Role feature lets employers manage access to data and targeted areas of HIRE to ensure recruiters stay focused on finding great people and out of unnecessary security and compliance risks.

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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, S.C. and on online at Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook.