Jun 25 | tuesday
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Block 71 San Francisco
162 South Park St
CA 94107
Event Program
Tuesday, June 25
3.45pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
HR Panel

Workstream is organizing our very own HR panel roundtable for the first time. Topics that will be discussed includes
  • Strategies for hiring hourly workers
  • Tactics on hiring hourly workers
  • What are some best hiring practices, good job descriptions and good job titles
  • When to discuss about salary
  • Interview questions
  • How to mitigate no-show rates

Nate Pollak , CEO of The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Nate is the founder, owner, and CEO of The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Restaurants & Catering. Nate oversees all operations and growth of the San Francisco mini-chain and national franchisor; launching their first franchise locations in South Florida in 2018 - with more on the way. Nate is an expert launching their first franchise locations in South Florida in 2018 - with more on the way. Nate is an expert in consumer brands, franchising, and the food-service industry. TAGCK was launched after Nate, and his co-founder (and now wife!) was their 7th national grilled cheese championship as amateur cooks.

Prior to launching his own restaurant, Nate spent the first 5 years of his career as a management consultant where he spearheaded market research and feasibility studies for Silicon Valley startups and local consumer brands. Nate holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and an BA in Economics from UCLA. Nate's a professional musician and performs regularly with his polka-party band around the Bay Area, and is an avid rock climber and swimmer.

Steven Maltz, COO of M5 Partners Inc dba Jamba Juice
Steven currently owns and operates Jamba Juice and Wetzel's Pretzels locations. Steven was previously an Asset Manager at Essex Property Trust. He was heavily involved in Economic and Market Research and worked closely on the $16B merger with BRE Properties. Prior to his time at Essex, Steven worked at Jefferies & Company covering stocks in the Specialty/Consumer Finance sector. Prior to joining Jefferies & Company Steven was an Audit Associate for KPMG LLP in the Financial Services sector. Some of his clients included Visa, Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente. Steven is a CPA and has been certified for the FINRA Series 7,63, 86, 87. Steven has a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jimmye Ahn, Director of People Operations of Crafty
Jimmye is the Director of People Operations at Crafty, a food, beverage, and events management platform for companies whose clients include Yelp, Uber, Glassdoor, UpWork, WeWork, and more. She was the first employee hired back in 2016, and Crafty now has 100 employees spread across Chicago and the Bay Area. Jimmye oversees and excutes HR, Talent Acquisition, People Development, and Culture. As part of her role, she has hired delivery drivers, baristas, merchandisers, and warehouse specialists in addition to exempt roles.

Prior to joining Crafty, Jimmye worked in operations at a Chicago-based startup called Whittl and in marketing at JLL. She has a BA in English Literature and a BM in Clarinet Performance from Northwestern University.

Moderated by:
Aaron Delgadillo, Customer Success Manager at Workstream
Workstream is an automated hiring platform for companies employing hourly workers — retail, restaurants, cafes, logistic companies, hospitality firms, and on-demand startups. We are more than a B2B applicant tracking software for companies. We cut in half the time that companies take to hire, on-board and train hourly workers via automation, mobile workflows and machine learning. Workstream is a simpler and smarter way to hire a fast-growing modern workforce. We are changing the way that companies hire today by solving the inefficiencies of a service economy that is characterized by unpredictable labor.
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mixer and networking session
Learn about the hiring practices from your fellow Human Resources colleagues and our esteemed Workstream team. Come prepared with an inquisitive mind and businesses cards.
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