Topanga Social, the newest addition to Earl Enterprises restaurant portfolio, is located in the gorgeous, new expansion of Westfield Topanga. It features a wide range of the hottest eateries, including 24 celebrity chef food outlets, curated to appeal to all tastes.
Topanga Social team was looking to hire 180+ employees across 9 roles over 10 weeks to staff their newly constructed food hall. They partnered with LANDED to assist in hiring the grand opening crew for their opening in early May. LANDED was focused on 9 hourly positions across back and front of house - line cook, prep cook, busser, dishwasher, bartender, cocktail server, host, runner, and receiver - and helped Topanga Social team reach 124% of their original hiring goal.
When needing to hire over 180+ employees in just 10 weeks, it takes a whole team to solely focus on sourcing, screening, vetting, engaging with candidates, setting up interviews and rescheduling as needed. LANDED saved the Topanga Social team time on these aspects of recruiting so they could focus on everything else related to a grand opening, i.e construction, permitting, marketing, training, etc.
The LANDED team sources, vets, and sets up interviews for quality candidates, saving the Topanga Social team time and providing a seamless user and candidate experience.
LANDED immediately engages candidates, with the help of automation, so quality candidates don't slip away!
By improving speed to hire, LANDED simultaneously improves the candidate's experience and overall branding for customers.
LANDED sources candidates from 80+ job boards and social media to drive the most efficient candidate acquisition across advertising outlets.
Corporate Head of Operations
Topanga Social Food Hall
Previous grand openings for Earl Enterprise food halls consisted of a long hiring process. From the time the candidate applies to the time they are offered a job, too much time elapses, driving technical difficulties and candidate drop off.
With large new openings like this one, it’s difficult to vet, engage, and schedule interviews with candidates in a timely manner at scale. It takes time and man power to sift through thousands of candidates, reach out and qualify them and set up interviews.
In terms of advertising and candidate sourcing, Topanga Social was focused on Indeed as the only advertising channel, leading to inefficient recruitment spend.
Head of Operations
Topanga Social Food Hall
LANDED successfully sourced high quality candidates: 40% of candidates that LANDED set up for interviews met the quality expectations of Topanga Social. The focus was on having the best team represent the celebrity chef concepts on offer.