MOD Pizza: How a Culture of “Doing the Right Thing” Is Good for Business
Hear from leading companies that are REWIRING their talent strategies on June 13 at REWIRE in San Francisco
Savvy business leaders everywhere are focused on talent, changing demographics, and the future of work—and what it all means for their company. On June 13th, FSG and the Shared Value Initiative are hosting REWIRE: Unlocking Talent Solutions for Today & Tomorrow at Gap Inc.’s headquarters in San Francisco to explore how companies can build their capacity to better recruit, retain, support, and advance historically overlooked talent pools with an aim of improving the bottom line. Join companies like MOD Pizza, Tyson Foods, T-Mobile and others as they dicuss the strategies they're using to REWIRE their HR practices.
MOD Pizza was founded with the goal of using business to make a positive social impact. Founders Ally and Scott Svenson realized that through the fast-casual pizza segment they pioneered, MOD could create a positive effect on the lives of their fiercely loyal employees. MOD’s hiring philosophy - that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not – continues to drive their success and gives their employees purpose.
When MOD learned that 5.5 million young people in the U.S., ages 18-24, are out of school and unemployed, they saw an opportunity to not only impact lives but solve a critical business need. Like many other companies, MOD was having difficulty recruiting entry-level workers to keep up with the 2,000 MOD jobs created every year through their rapid expansion. MOD was also challenged with high turnover; although their rate was typical of the restaurant industry, it was higher than they would like.