End-to-End Workforce Management & Inventory: Meet Us at MURTEC Booth #14

Fourth is attending the MURTEC Conference March 7 – 9, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Stop by for a tech stack assessment and learn about our single sign-on suite of solutions!

As you know, restaurants of all sizes are having challenges finding and retaining labor, on top of significant supply chain disruptions. You need applications to assist with these critical needs, and we have answers. Fourth powers a complete suite of purpose-built back-end solutions including HotSchedules and Macromatix to optimize operations, increase revenue and hire and retain great teams.

Fourth recently acquired the industry-leading PeopleMatter ATS, providing frictionless hiring, mobile-first design and new features like Direct to Interview. We also recently launched Fuego, Fourth’s new on-demand pay solution you can offer as a free benefit to your employees, enabling them to access wages before payday.
See you at MURTEC!

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Transform your restaurant and hospitality business with Fourth’s End-to-End Solution.

At PeopleMatter powered by Fourth, our mission is making it easy to find dependable, passionate, service-minded people. We have built powerful tools to point you to the best applicants who fit your brand and business needs. Regardless of your size, we will enable you to target the best talent, save your managers time by helping make smarter hiring decisions and onboarding, faster.

We streamlined the applicant process, reducing the friction to encourage a wider pool candidates. At the same time, we have tools to help you assess their fit for the role and your company. For managers, we have what you need to keep you focused on the task at hand – whether that is interviewing a prospective new employee or being out on the floor managing your team. We also have modernized the mobility platform so both you and your prospects communicate in real-time. No need to wait to get back to your desktop to send out that offer letter.

 

Mobile First Design, 95% of Hourly Worker Use Mobile for Job Search

Real time user engagement via SMS and email; hourly workers are 2X more responsive to text.

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Mobile-first, Mobile-optimized

Your candidates are on their phones and you are on the run.

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Text to Apply Function

Quickly and easily encourage walk-ins to apply for your open positions right from their mobile device.

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Location Manager

Managers and recruiters receive push notifications with applicant details after submittal, speeding up recruiting and reducing the risk of losing the best candidates.

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Track

Filter, screen and manage candidates from one central dashboard. Managers see the whole process, so they can monitor, measure and track recruitment at every stage.

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Store

Store HR data securely, in one place, Your team members get easy-to-use, permission-based, mobile self-service to update their personal details.

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Onboard

Complete, track and store onboarding paperwork and to-dos online. Built-in tools make sure everyone’s organized and compliant.

Link Work and Pay With Fuego

Fuego is a financial workforce app with a simple premise: Give wage earners early access to the money they’ve already earned and employers the ability to attract and retain the best talent. For life planning (and life’s many curveballs), employees no longer have to wait so long between paychecks. Now with Fuego, if they’ve earned it, they can cash it today. Employees can see what they’ve earned, what they will earn, and plan for the fun things in life too.

What makes Fuego different and better than any other On-Demand Pay solution?

It’s the only one that seamlessly integrates with HotSchedules – the leading scheduling & labor solution in the hospitality industry.

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Integrates with HotSchedules

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View open shifts

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Access your paycheck

As your business grows, so does the burden of HR and payroll administration. Through a combination of software and services, we free up your time so you can focus on serving your customers.

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HR Services

Reduce your HR burden and liability. From unemployment claims to worker’s comp, you can turn to us for as much support as you need.

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Payroll Services

Accurate payroll and tax filings are just a phone call away. We provide your company with a dedicated payroll specialist that is focused on the hospitality industry.

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Professional Employer Organization

PEOs reduce administrative burden and achieve savings through economies of scale.

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HotSchedules Scheduling & Labor Management

Reduce the time it takes to create, communicate, and manage employee schedules. Our tools help limit employee scheduling errors, shortages, and overages. Plus, POS-generated labor and sales data will make your employee scheduling more accurate than ever.
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Eliminate Scheduling Guesswork

Build more accurate schedules in a quarter of the time. Team members can suggest availability and shift swaps. Managers can approve or deny on any device with a single click.
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Engage the Team and Limit Confusion

Access schedules, swap and pick up shifts, request time-off, approve shift transactions and communicate with team members, all on our full-featured mobile app.
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Manage Labor & Compliance

Comply with complex, geographically-specific labor laws and manage to healthcare requirements. Avoid unnecessary overtime, fees and fines, payroll mishaps, early clock-ins, and employee turnover.

Demand Forecasting

Our back office solution uses an advanced algorithm to accurately forecast sales, guests, transactions, deliveries, and items sold in 60, 30, and 15-minute increments. With an accurate understanding of what is needed, managers can match scheduled labor with forecasted activity, increasing productivity and the ability to drive sales.
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Optimize Your Labor

See exactly how many employees you need to meet demand – including non-revenue-generating activities, like prep and clean-up.
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Never Settle

Know where you stand with forecast and schedules based on hourly data updates. Identify trends that require action, such as forecast variances, excessive comps and voids to make improvements as you go.
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Boost the Bottom Line

Stop under- or over-scheduling and gain overall labor margin improvement. Accurate staffing levels also mean more opportunities to up-sell and turn tables, driving top-line sales.
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Improve the Guest Experience

Deliver the optimal guest experience by having the right number of employees on each shift. Customers will spend more, return more often, and give positive word of mouth.

Time and Attendance

Paying your team members accurately and on time is key to job satisfaction and retention. Time & Attendance gives your managers the tools to quickly generate aggregated punch data for all locations. The intuitive user interface simplifies the process of flagging exceptions for missing breaks, overtime, the variance between actual and scheduled hours, and more.
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  • Enforce clock-ins and reduce time theft
  • Aggregate time card, tip and break entries, and process payroll faster
  • Give employees time card and payroll history within HotSchedules
  • Export aggregated time card information to popular third-party payroll vendors
  • Keep payroll compliant with special pay calculations for meals, breaks and predictive scheduling
  • Add the WebClock for a mobile option with geo-fencing cost controls

Sales and Labor Analytics

Understand Critical Information about your Workforce

People are your greatest asset, but also the biggest cost, so it’s important to fully understand all aspects of your workforce. Labor Analytics helps managers optimize their labor models and adapt to changing business dynamics.
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Understand Performance in One View

View all labor information in one place – absences, performance issues, average revenue per check, average clock in times, average tip earnings, and much, much more. Use employee balanced scorecards to get factual insights into employee performance.
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Spot Trends & See What’s Important

Spot trends and see what’s important to your business with customizable dashboards. Stay on top of sales and traffic trends by restaurant and day.
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Identify Opportunities

Save up to 2% in labor costs by analyzing over-spend and under-spend. Detailed reports help you to identify throughput and revenue opportunities.

Employee Engagement

Happy employees = happy customers. Engaged teams are more productive, deliver better service, drive top-line sales, and are more likely to stay. Our solutions are designed to help you improve your company culture and retain your top employees.
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Encourage Collaboration

In-app messaging tools including broadcast messages and shift surveys boost engagement and team bonding – while keeping everyone in the loop.
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Boost Brand Compliance & Communication

Easily share content and important information to ensure everyone is on the same page. This helps strengthen the culture within your business while maintaining compliance with brand policies, news, and updates.
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Enable Self-Service

Give the team easy access to your CEO’s latest message and their manager’s shift notes. The mobile app ensures that your team stays in touch with each other and your brand, where ever they are.

Logbook

Logbook connects your tasks, teams, processes, and data in a single application, giving insight into all of the tasks and applications used to manage the daily, weekly, and ad hoc objectives of the operator.
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Streamline Communications

Create, track and record tasks, follow-ups, maintenance, and more from one, centralized, mobile logbook. The latest shift notes are always available, so managers can communicate critical info, and owners gain operational insights.
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Make Your To-Dos To-Dones

Get the industry’s best checklists for managers and team members. Stay on top of checklists, procedures, and communications with notifications for every task.
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Get Your Shift Together

Ensure food-safety compliance via temperature monitoring and get alerts to track task completion and site performance.

Centralized Inventory and Purchasing Control

Take control of your food costs and processes with a complete supply chain solution that includes mobile counting, purchasing, receiving, sales, store transfers, and waste management. Consolidate and control catalogs, ordering, and receiving so that every manager can maintain compliance with your purchasing standards while meeting their profitability and customer service objectives.

Mobile Counting

A modern and mobile application makes counting fast and easy while eliminating paper and minimizing errors. Counts can be completed offline, with all data being uploaded to the system once a signal is available.

Purchasing and Procurement

With demand forecasting, you will know exactly what you need — and when you need it. Purchase from approved suppliers and pay only for what you received.

Supplier Integrations

Stay up to date on the status of electronic purchase orders, shipping and order confirmations, and credit notes with support for a variety of formats and transmission methods. Integrations with over 30 suppliers are available and custom integrations are achieved with minimal development.

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Production

Prep for the day with a clear understanding of forecasted demand with automatic depletion of raw materials and inclusion of prep product.
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Suggested Ordering

Our suggested ordering and guest service planning functionality uses the centrally generated sales forecast to help each site order the right products in the right quantities.

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Forecasting

Get the industry’s most accurate forecast, factoring in not just sales data from the last few weeks, but year-on-year trends, promotions, notable days, and local events. Optimize ordering using the sales forecast and historical usage of items. 

Foundation

Foundation marries business processes, internal and external data, flexible reporting, and daily workflows to help managers productively plan and adapt to changes throughout their shift.
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Workflow

Drive your brand’s unique set of standard operating procedures with fully customizable workflows to help store managers meet daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Clear objectives and step-by-step guidance supports a smooth manager onboarding process and sets them up for success.
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Forecasting

Our back office solution uses an advanced algorithm to accurately forecast sales, guests, transactions, deliveries, and items sold in 60, 30, and 15-minute increments. With an accurate understanding of what is needed, managers can match scheduled labor with forecasted activity, increasing productivity and the ability to drive sales.
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Point-of-Sale Integration

With over 30 POS integration ranging from old cash registers to the latest cloud-based POS, our solutions ensure you have access to the critical transaction data produced by these systems. Our solutions leverage this data to allow you to manage and report on all aspects of your business.

Analysis to Help You Understand What Happens Every Minute of Every Shift

 

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Spot Opportunities

Easily spot trends and opportunities, like special nights to drive business at the end of the day. Then, slice that intelligence by sales, margins and labor.

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Analyze Behavior

Analyze staff behavior including upsells, voids, discounts and participation in offers and promotions.

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Identify Your Stars

Identify your stars, and those who could use some help with employee balanced scorecards.

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Discover Preferences

Get greater insight into revenue and margin with basket analysis that reveals customer preferences and ordering habits.

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Maximize Profit

Maximize profit by focusing on the least profitable segments, with timeslot analysis by 15-minute intervals.

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Understand Habits

Get a better view of customer buying habits, so you can understand them better and improve the guest experience.

Understand Your Labor Costs Like Never Before

You can’t optimize what you can’t see. Labor costs are rising and business models are changing. Get access to the information you need to adapt your labor model to fit the current environment and maximize your sales potential.

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Labor Analytics

  • Make sense of your aggregated labor data with easy-to-read graphs and charts.
  • See the variance between forecasted, scheduled, actual and optimal hours.
  • Monitor labor compliance risk and associated costs.
  • Highlight over and understaffing by the hour and day of the week.
  • Identify the highest and lowest performing restaurants and regions.

Finally, One Version of the Truth

When it comes to your staff, our workforce management analytics turn your data into real information. Now you can visualize, interrogate and interact with vital information in seconds.

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Enjoy One View

View all HotSchedules data in one place – forecast projections, optimal labor, and benchmarks.

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Spot Trends

Understand the impact of employee projects and policies, and spot key trends.

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Identify Opportunities

Identify efficiency opportunities, potentially saving up to 2% in labor costs.

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See What's Important

See what’s important to your business with customizable dashboards.

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Get the Over-Under

See over- and under-spend with payroll analysis reporting.

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Benchmark Performance

Benchmark manager, store, and regional labor performance and then monitor improvements over time.

Inventory Analytics for Tracking Every Aspect of the Supply Chain Journey

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Understand Demand

Understand how well the business is really doing using the demand forecasting and sales mix features.
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Free Your Data

Free data from silos. Transform it into intelligence and put it into the hands of the operation.
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Analyze Quality

Analyze the quality of your inventory management.

Schedule Changes Are Inevitable. Fines Don’t Have to Be.

Building weekly schedules that meet the needs of the business, the local regulatory requirements, and the flexibility expectations of your team can be overwhelming. We give you the tools to make it happen.

As labor legislation continues to grow in complexity, so does the risk of financial penalties. HotSchedules helps operators navigate the dynamic legal environment and schedule with confidence. Whether you’re managing a team of minors or complying with predictive scheduling regulations, configurable labor rules and mobile alerts help to ensure that your schedules are compliant, shift transactions are documented, and labor costs are under control. Electronically document and archive all shift transactions while giving your team members the freedom to manage their schedules.

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Predictive Scheduling and Fair Work Week

We stay ahead of the variable laws in states, cities, and counties across the country. From Oregon to Chicago and New York City, the combination of HotSchedules and Time & Attendance with WebClock helps alleviate payroll and legal teams from the tedious job of responding to new scheduling and pay rules as they go into effect.

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  • Meet Right to Rest requirements
  • Compensate for Spread of Hours (NY only)
  • Create a Voluntary Standby list (Oregon only)
  • Record attestation for any schedule change
  • Report on voluntary and involuntary shift changes
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Meals and Breaks

Automatically schedule meals and breaks based on rules configured for your store and local requirements. Add time and attendance for automatic pay impact calculations and manager notifications for missed meals and breaks.

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Overtime Management

Know when a team member is about to go into overtime and easily find a replacement to keep overtime costs at a minimum.

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Minor Labor

Set minor rules for your local requirements to avoid scheduling mishaps. Create school calendars so you know when your younger team members are available to work additional hours. Minors won’t see shifts available for pick up or swap if that transaction could violate local laws.

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Food and Alcohol Certifications

Document food safety, alcohol service, and other certifications for your team members and receive alerts when they are getting ready to expire.

Minimize Exposure with Compliant Payroll

Wage compliance is a major source of exposure to hospitality businesses. Sure, managers build compliant schedules, but what happens after it’s posted? Together, our labor and time & attendance software help keep costs and compliance under control.

Wage Accuracy

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Minimum wage rates are configured down to the county level and our Time and Attendance solution is updated anytime new wage rates go into effect.

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View and report on tips by payment type including tip pool contributions.

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Avoid sub-minimum wage payouts with calculations for tipped and non-tipped employees and tip shortfall warnings. Automatically adjust pay to meet the current minimum wage requirements.

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Flag exceptions for missed meals or breaks and calculate the required special pay according to local laws.

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Real-time WebClock alerts keep managers informed of missed meals and breaks as well as late clock-ins/outs.