I love this, and wish more companies would follow suit. Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, a rapidly expanding fast-food chain, is addressing the same labor problems that most employers are dealing with. Their solution? Send in the corporate folks.
But not to yell at people or rally the troops. No, Raising Cane's is sending 450 corporate workers out to restaurants to be cashiers and cooks, all while hoping to recruit 10,000 new employees in the next two months.
Their CEO, AJ Kumaran, says "It’s no secret that today’s hiring market is a challenge, and ahead of our massive growth next year, having the support we need is critical. We are all in this together.”
I LOVE the sentiment here. First of all, it's a message that the corporate overlords aren't any better than the high school kid making chicken. It also offers a little bit of a "Undercover Boss" vibe where the big wigs get a little bit of an idea of what life is like every day for the "boots on the ground" in the restaurants, and maybe make some changes to offer a better work environment.
Listen up, employers - this is how you get people excited to work for you. Take notes!