RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Linq | December 17, 2021
It is commonplace today to see signs at restaurants indicating closed due to staff shortages, longer than usual wait times, and, unfortunately, companies closing their doors. Hiring has been and will continue to be a massive hurdle for restaurants as it has become harder to attract and retain employees. McDonald's understands the importance of hiring and is using innovative technology to modernize its hiring process.
"We are thrilled to modernize McDonald's hiring efforts by making it easier to capture applicants' information and provide insightful analytics for every step of the process."
— Josh Champion, Head of Business Development at Linq
McDonald's of Greater Atlanta is launching a partnership with Linq to capture, educate, and hire workers interested in employment. Linq's technology enables restaurants to direct interested workers into a custom-curated platform that promotes hiring information, helpful resources, and how to apply for employment. Linq's platform also features powerful analytics, allowing McDonald's to better understand hiring trends, location-based interest, and engagement per action.
"At our core, Linq enables people to best represent who they are and what they do. As the hiring environment becomes more and more competitive, it's increasingly important to quickly communicate those things, both as a brand and a candidate. We are thrilled to be partnering with McDonald's to help make the entire hiring process easier and more efficient from application to hire."
— Elliott Potter, Cofounder & CEO of Linq.
Hiring is more complex in today's environment than ever before, making each incremental change that much more important.. It's incredible to see all the extensions of Linq's platform — from sales teams, events, CPG brands, and now hiring.
Linq: Tailored Tech + Smart Hardware
Through highly customizable landing pages attached to a variety of smart products, Linq enables businesses like McDonald's to instantly share valuable information with potential customers and employees. Interested in using Linq's technology for your organization? Check out Linq for Teams
Linq is led by CEO Elliott Potter, COO Jared Mattsson and CTO Patrick Sullivan. Linq is a networking platform — harnessing QR codes and "near field communication" (NFC) technology — that enables users to share information using customizable pages. The Greater Atlanta McDonald's Operators Association includes more than 30 owner/operators and operations managers, representing more than 260 restaurants in the 45 county Greater Atlanta area. Recently, McDonald's is transforming convenience and evolving its customer experience through mobile order and payment, curbside pick-up and McDelivery available through Uber Eats, Doordash and Postmates at participating restaurants. Consumers can download the McDonald's App for promotions and deals from the restaurants in this area.
DevOps Institute | January 28, 2022
DevOps Institute, a professional member association and certification authority for advancing the human elements of DevOps, today announced its new Continuing Education Program. DevOps Institute's goal is to foster the spirit of continuous learning for all DevOps humans looking to advance their careers and help lead their organizations toward DevOps maturity. The Continuing Education Program equips certified members with the skills, knowledge, ideas, and learning (SKIL) necessary to stay relevant, optimize emerging trends, and meet their professional goals.
To retain their DevOps Institute certification, individuals will need to renew their certifications every two years by obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs). They must also be a Learning Community Member in good standing. Learn more about the Continuing Education Program: devopsinstitute.com/continuing-education
"In today's workplace environment, lifelong learning is essential to all humans, and particularly those in IT undergoing a DevOps journey, The Continuing Education Program offers an extensive selection of activities and opportunities that focus on learning, skills development, staying current with modern practices, and professional growth in the digital age."
-Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute.
The Continuing Education Program benefits individual DevOps professionals and IT organizations in the following ways:
Benefits for Individuals:
Provides greater value to certifications through continuing education credits
Allows individuals to stay competitive with current and most relevant DevOps skills, knowledge, ideas and learning
Supports continuous upskilling that leads to DevOps career advancement opportunities
Demonstrates commitment to professional development to current and potential employers
Boosts resume, personal brand, and marketability to stand out to employers and customers
Increases work productivity and efficiency
Benefits for Organizations:
Enhances employee recruitment and retention – in a competitive hiring market, DevOps professionals want to know that their organization is willing to support and invest in their professional growth
Provides passion and purpose – fostering a culture of continuous learning where work has meaning and purpose
Assists with cross-training and coverage - through learning new or hybrid DevOps skills
Increases team productivity and efficiency
Reduces costs – through reduced downtime, fewer errors, less turnover
How Continuing Education Credits Work
All DevOps Institute certifications expire after two years. To renew a DevOps Institute certification, individuals and organizations must upgrade to DevOps Institute Learning Community Membership and earn the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through eligible learning activities before the certification expiration date.
About DevOps Institute
DevOps Institute is a professional member association and certification authority. DevOps Institute's mission is to advance the human elements of DevOps. It is the unifying force of an open and growing professional community of IT practitioners, consultants, talent acquisition and executives helping pave the way to support digital transformation and the New IT.
Diversified Medical Healthcare | December 23, 2021
With the OSHA mandate for large businesses fast approaching, Diversified Medical Healthcare (DMH) announces their acquisition of a mobile app providing easy solutions for employer mandate compliance. The app, ConfirmD, created by Buddycheque LLC, serves as a digital health wallet for each employee, keeping their medical records in one user-friendly and secure platform. With an administrator dashboard, employers can view the status of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations across their organization at-a-glance, making reporting and compliance streamlined and simple. The app can be implemented in days and will make a drastic difference for businesses and their operations in the weeks and months ahead.
"Throughout the pandemic, we've worked with large businesses and organizations across the nation to effectively handle their COVID-19 management needs, We've kept up with CDC guidelines and FDA regulations to ensure the companies we work with are informed and up to date to implement best practices and keep their employees safe. ConfirmD is just one more way we're helping businesses to stay open and compliant without disruption."
-Kevin Murdock, CEO and Founder of Diversified Medical Healthcare.
ConfirmD generates custom QR codes for each app user to store their vaccination records and test results in one place. This can be accessed by a facial recognition feature for maximized privacy from any mobile device. The HIPAA compliant platform also has the capability to integrate with any laboratory information management system (LIMS) to enable employees and employers to access COVID-19 results in real-time, as soon as the lab processes the results.
Buddycheque, LLC, the company which created the ConfirmD app, was founded by Dr. Ramsey Kilani, Karl Wagner, Bob Ramsey, and Alex Chatel – who have amassed years of expertise in the industries of healthcare and tech security. The ConfirmD app is now powered by OnGen medical data management software company, which is a part of the portfolio of Diversified Medical Healthcare companies which deliver innovative solutions for the healthcare industry for molecular diagnostics, medical supplies, laboratory equipment, and medical software.
"We developed this app to make it as simple as possible for people to keep track of their own medical information with cutting edge technology. We are thrilled that this app is now being taken to new heights by Diversified Medical Healthcare, initially in its efforts around the COVID-19 pandemic and for its broader application for the future of healthcare."
-Buddycheque, LLC co-founder, Ramsey Kilani
Diversified Medical Healthcare (DMH), headquartered in Greenville, SC is a holding entity with several portfolio companies providing healthcare solutions for improved patient care nationwide. Offering advanced clinical laboratory services that span throughout the US, their fully accredited laboratories include Premier Medical Laboratory Services, Dynasty Medical Laboratory Services, and First Medical Laboratory Services. DMH also provides medical supply and equipment distribution under Vessel Medical, delivers custom procedure trays for various surgical needs with CPT Medical, and helps to quickly and accurately manage medical data with their medical data software company, OnGen. DMH is your trusted partner providing advanced solutions for a healthier tomorrow.
Pursuit Technology | February 22, 2022
Environmental scanning is about gathering relevant data to identify external and internal opportunities and threats to an organisation. All the gathering of information means nothing if it can't be easily sorted and understood by stakeholders. In their latest article, the Panorama subject matter experts have dug into the importance of environmental scanning and how a STEEP (+L) framework helps categorise it.