December 2, 2010

Peoplematter Hire? Makes Hiring ?Convenient? for Pioneering Southeastern C-Store Company

PeopleMatter Release

CHARLESTON, S.C. – DEC. 2, 2010 – Parker's Convenience Stores, a Savannah, Ga.-based convenience store (c-store) company, announced that it will implement PeopleMatter Hire™ to help find, hire and manage its workforce. Parker's c-stores, located across southeast Georgia and southwest South Carolina, will use the PeopleMatter system to automate and streamline their hiring and onboarding tasks such as applicant tracking, background checks, hiring assessments and electronic I-9 verification.

Innovation has been a hallmark business strategy of Parker's since it was founded in 1976. The company provides an upscale c-store experience with gourmet food, an open-store design, and progressive technology tools for customers and employees. This forward-thinking vision led Parker's to choose PeopleMatter as its HR technology provider because of Hire's simple, easy-to-use interface that also integrates with social media, catering to an up-and-coming Generation Y workforce.

Candidates can apply online, from any laptop, mobile device or tablet with an Internet connection. Hire also integrates hiring assessments and background checks into the online application form to ensure Parker's can find quality candidates willing to go the extra mile for customers.

"We needed an easy-to-use system that could make finding great employees fast and hassle-free," said Greg Parker, president and chief executive officer of Parker's Convenience Stores. "By integrating assessments and background checks into the online application form, PeopleMatter helps ensure we are hiring people whose values align with those of the Parker's brand."

"Our tools help the Parker's human resources team easily identify the best candidates and simplify the mundane tasks such as background checks and I-9 paperwork that can consume the working day," said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter president and chief executive officer. "Hire will help give Parker's the time and HR tools necessary to focus on developing its people and providing excellent customer service."

PeopleMatter continues to rapidly develop products to transform talent management in the service industry, with plans to launch learning and scheduling modules next as part of the PeopleMatter product ecosystem.

**About PeopleMatter
**PeopleMatter is a talent management solution for the service industry. We help companies like restaurants and C-Stores hire dependable employees and other service-industry employers, ignite their passion and inspire enduring loyalty by providing a comprehensive suite of HR tools including hiring, learning, scheduling, performance management, rewards and recognition and workplace social media collaboration. Our mission is to transform the workplace by providing managers and employees with tools that catalyze the innate human drive to make a difference–-because happy, engaged employees and managers lead to exemplary customer service. PeopleMatter. _The name says it all. _PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., and on the Web at

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PeopleMatter Media Contact:
Liz Wagnon

Parker's Convenience Store Media Contact:****
Beth Harn