Online brokerage platform NOWJOBS will cooperate with Nostradamus, developer of software for forecasting, planning and time registration in the hospitality industry. Thanks to this collaboration medium-sized and large hotel and catering companies have direct online access to the NOWJOBS talent pool, without any intermediate steps. Temporary understaffing can thus be better prevented.
The planning system developed by Nostradamus, which links systems for salary administration, cash register and reservations, is already being used by various medium-sized and large hospitality businesses, including Van der Valk, large beach pavilions and burger chain Burger King. Even before the financial crisis, there was a shortage of high quality catering staff, especially kitchen staff.
Nostradamus director Peter van der Zwan expects that this will only get worse after a possible easing of the corona measures this summer. Van der Zwan: “We know that many flexible hospitality workers have meanwhile moved on to other employers in logistics or supermarkets, which could use many extra people during the lockdown. Therefore the cooperation with NOWJOBS was obvious. With Nostradamus as a cockpit, our entrepreneurs will soon have quick access to a new pool of extra earners and work students.”
Additional supplement to basic pool
NOWJOBS has been working with providers of planning tools in Belgium for some time, says Country Manager of NOWJOBS Netherlands Reinier Vastenburg. In the Netherlands, Nostradamus was the first to be approached because this company mainly serves the larger hospitality businesses. He emphasises that there is no question of a merger between the two players. “We assume each other’s strengths. Nostradamus’ strength is to understand processes in the hotel and catering industry in order to automate them, while our strength is to send out temporary staff via an ultramodern platform. If you let these two worlds optimally reinforce each other, you create a golden combination.”
Van der Zwan also emphasises that Nostradamus remains completely independent and it is up to the hospitality entrepreneur to decide whether he or she wants to use the NOWJOBS talent pool. “We offer the entrepreneur an extra addition to his basic pool. Without having to call a temporary employment agency first, everything can be done directly online from the Nostradamus-tool he already uses. But the choice to do so lies entirely with the entrepreneur himself, in accordance with our company philosophy.”