Restaurant Technologies Wins ATD Excellence in Practice Award for Talent Development Efforts

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San Deigo, CA, May, 2018 –The Association for Talent Development (ATD), honored Restaurant Technologies with an Excellence in Practice Award for its practice, PrimeStart in the onboarding category.

ATD’s Excellence in Practice program recognizes organizations for results achieved using practices and solutions from the entire scope of talent development. Awards are presented to organizations whose talent development efforts have delivered measurable and sustained business results.

All new employees joining Restaurant Technologies have to complete the PrimeStart process, which is a weekly onboarding and initial job training program that lasts anywhere between three and 12 weeks, depending on the role. Each role has a customized onboarding plan that walks them through every day of their first several weeks with the company. The process was designed to increase engagement for new hires, reduce employee turnover and create a more disciplined process for leaders to follow.

ATD received more than 200 submissions from organizations in 12 countries. Restaurant Technologies was one of 34 organizations to receive awards. Excellence in Practice categories include: career development, coaching and mentoring, change management, diversity and inclusion, improving soft skills, integrated talent management, knowledge management, learning and development, learning technologies, management/leadership development, managing the learning function, onboarding, performance improvement, sales enablement, and succession planning.

Restaurant Technologies, along with other award winners, were honored May 8 at an awards ceremony held during ATD’s International Conference & Exposition in San Diego, CA. Visit for more information about the conference and awards programs.

At Restaurant Technologies (formerly known as RTI)We have more than 20 years of experience providing advanced kitchen automation services to some of the most recognized brands in the foodservice industry. Headquartered near Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have 40 depot locations that cover over 46 metropolitan markets across the United States. Providing services to over 25,000 customers.

Our logo, and brand colors may have changed over the years, but our bottom line remains the same: we deliver safer, smarter kitchen operations with the flip of a switch.

About ATD

The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. These professionals help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports the work of professionals locally in more than 100 U.S. chapters, international strategic partners, and global member networks.