Cooking up an HR treat with Sweetheart Kitchen
HR departments constantly face time intensive issues and the burden of administrative tasks. However, by streamlining these processes, HR teams can spend more time creating the best possible workplace culture and empowering their employees. We sat down with Brian Grieser, CFO at Sweetheart Kitchen, to learn how Bayzat supported Sweetheart Kitchen’s HR team during a critical phase of its growth.
The cloud kitchens industry – commercial kitchens that prepare food especially for delivery and have no physical dining location – has boomed in the Middle East since the pandemic. As such, Sweetheart Kitchen has grown extremely quickly since it launched in the UAE in 2019. During its initial phase of growth, Sweetheart Kitchen turned to Bayzat to help it onboard new employees quickly, streamline HR processes, and set up the right insurance coverage – all through one digital platform.
The platform addressed two business priorities. First, employee onboarding and management. Sweetheart Kitchen hired 150 people in six months as part of a rapid growth phase, at a time when it lacked an adequate HR infrastructure. The Bayzat platform enabled Sweetheart Kitchen to ramp up quickly by simplifying document management and streamlining processes related to onboarding, attendance, payroll and overtime calculations. It also provided valuable education around the UAE visa process. This significantly reduced the administrative burden, enabling Sweetheart Kitchen to grow without having to worry about the HR side of the business.
The second priority was insurance - both general insurance for Sweetheart Kitchen’s facilities and health insurance for its employees. Bayzat helped the company identify the most appropriate policies based on the decisions made by similar businesses, and provided multiple health insurance quotes that met employees’ needs without going over budget.
“Bayzat presented us with various insurance plans and helped us understand government requirements and industry standards,” added Brian. “This made the whole process much more manageable and helped us make the best decisions for our employees. I’m very thankful to the Bayzat team.”
“Bayzat’s online app has made communication with employees more streamlined, as well as giving them easy access to personal information such as payroll, insurance and scheduling. This gives them peace of mind so that they can focus all of their energy on their day-to-day activities.”