Glasgow-based restaurant group Kained Holdings launches innovative app to communicate with staff
The app is aimed to communicate company news, events, staff training dates and give staff great company perks
The sustainable and ethically- sourced Scottish Produce continues to search for new and innovative directions to development.
Glasgow-based restaurant group Kained Holdings along with their tech partners, Glasgow-based app developers Newark & Lyle, have developed the Kained Staff App, a new “digital hub” for its 170+ staff, that gives managers the ability to award their staff members points for exceptional performance.
Through the rewards section on the app, all levels of staff, from senior management to part time kitchen porters and floor staff, will have the opportunity to redeem monthly prizes, if they are performing well.
Employees can accumulate these points and redeem them for prizes on a monthly basis. The app also allows the directors to receive feedback from their staff on how they can make improvements on each facet of the job.
The Managing Director, Graham Suttle, wants the team to feel part of a progressive work environment. He believes the app will allow the company to keep everyone up to date on what is happening and will also grant opportunities to celebrate their achievements with everyone, who aspires to be part of the Kained work experience.
“The key to developing our business, and protect our unique approach to the industry, lies firmly in investing in our team and nurturing their development. We want to try buck the industry’s high staff turnover trend. Everyone has their own goals and we want to be mindful of this”, he said.
“Working hard at Kained can get you a place on one of our development programs, or alternatively you might simply fancy a fully paid duvet day at home with pizza and a beer! Either way, we endeavour to be innovative in how we reward employees”, he added.
This new venture has also been led by James Kemp, Kained’s Marketing and Brands Manager, who recognised that the company was proficient at rewarding and communicating with its management team, but needed a way to reach out to everyone in the company.
Discussing the ethical choice and expectations for the app’s performance, Kemp said, “It is absolutely an investment in our people and ethically we believe it’s a great step forward in the continuous development of our people. We also expect the app to be a great way to improve our staff retention and employee satisfaction.”
“In terms of the larger picture in Glasgow, if not Scotland as a whole, I think we’ll be able to demonstrate an innovative and contemporary scheme, which is geared towards both employee satisfaction, but also to encourage our young team to start seeing the hospitality industry as a viable career choice.” He added.