December 16, 2010

Northeastern Restaurant Company Gives Irish Blessing to Automate and Streamline Hr Processes with Peoplematter Hire?

PeopleMatter Release

CHARLESTON, S.C. – DEC. 16, 2010 – The Irish Restaurant Company (IRC), a restaurant group with holdings across Maryland and Massachusetts, announced that it will implement PeopleMatter Hire™ to automate and streamline its hiring and onboarding tasks. PeopleMatter Hire will help find, hire and manage IRC's restaurant workforces with fully integrated hiring tools such as applicant tracking, background checks, hiring assessments and electronic I-9 verification.

Building a strong culture has been a top priority for the Irish Restaurant Company since it opened its first restaurant, Galway Bay, in 1998. This dedication to connecting brand promise and company culture led IRC to choose PeopleMatter's system for its ability to attract and onboard employees who will deliver exceptional customer service. With PeopleMatter Hire's assessments and background check screenings, IRC restaurants can now find quality, passionate candidates willing to go the extra mile to create an outstanding customer experience.

Hire manages all job applications, pre-hire screening forms, and other hiring and onboarding documents securely online, and all records are accessible from any computer, mobile or tablet with an Internet connection. Hire also consolidates all hiring tools into one, easy-to-use system. Its simple, clean user interface and ability to translate into multiple languages ensures high internal adoption and a greater return on investment.

"PeopleMatter Hire helps simplify all of the HR tasks our manager's hate doing," said Anthony Clarke, co-owner and chief financial officer of IRC. "Sorting through stacks of applications and filling out hiring paperwork on an online system is quick, easy and finds candidates with the right qualifications fast."

"Hire provides the perfect solution for IRC's HR needs and commitment to the environment," said Nate DaPore, president and chief executive officer of PeopleMatter. "Our paperless tools help managers focus on engaging their workforce and providing excellent customer service."

PeopleMatter continues to rapidly develop products to transform talent management in the service industry, with plans to launch scheduling and learning 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

**About The Irish Restaurant Company
**The Irish Restaurant Company began with the opening of Galway Bay, located in Annapolis Maryland, in December 1998. It is our vision to develop a truly Irish Concept that operates in local neighborhoods and becomes an integral part of its community. Our mission is to provide good value, authentic quality food, great beverages, an environmental and sustainable ethic, and an involved interest in local causes and charities – all delivered with the grace of professional Irish hospitality.

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PeopleMatter Media Contact:
Liz Wagnon

**The Irish Restaurant Company Media Contact:
**Anthony Clarke