How to support restaurant employees during COVID-19

We’re now several weeks into the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, which has had a singular and unprecedented impact on Canada’s food and beverage sector. Technomic predicts 2020 foodservice sales in Canada will be down 12 per cent to 27 per cent, with full-service restaurants and hotels being the hardest hit. From reduced services to full […]

Canadian tech companies Staffy and Spiffy form partnership to fill emergency hiring gap with displaced hospitality workers

Press Release As the COVID-19 crisis continues to cost hospitality workers their jobs and/or much of their income, two Canadian companies are joining forces to ensure they can quickly and efficiently be available and ready to work in other industries. Staffy (, an on-demand marketplace with 30,000 skilled hourly workers, has already shifted their focus […]

7shifts and Hyr announce partnership to create restaurant staffing solutions

Press Release Today 7shifts and Hyr are announcing a partnership which will help restaurants face their labour struggles head on. Competition among restaurants has always been intense, but today, competition to attract and retain staff has never been so tough. In a recent survey conducted by TouchBistro, 100 per cent of restaurant owners surveyed said […]

How restaurants can overcome the chef shortage

By Karen and Ross Horton The chef shortage in Canada is impacting restaurant owners from British Columbia to Newfoundland. Though, “shortage” might be the wrong term – there are many fiercely talented, hard-working chefs all across Canada wishing for change. The bigger problem is that with long hours and pay that is usually lower than […]

Employee turnover: Not necessarily a bad thing

By David Hopkins One of our first clients at The Fifteen Group originally contacted us as they were having challenges with making strong profits on strong sales. As we quickly discovered, this was in large part because of difficulty in controlling labour costs. It wasn’t because they weren’t good at managing labour efficiency; it was […]

Holiday restaurant staffing challenges solved with new Staffy app

Press release Canada’s first on-demand marketplace instantly connects restaurant and hospitality industry with skilled contractors With the restaurant and hospitality industry’s busiest time of year about to get underway, Staffy, a revolutionary, on-demand marketplace that instantly connects restaurants and hospitality companies with skilled contractors, is making it easier to fill staffing gaps with the beta launch […]