GastroGraubünden, the largest association of hotels and restaurants in the Grisons, recently announced plans to build eastern Switzerland’s largest directory of hospitality and seasonal staff. In an effort to better address the staffing challenges of its members, the association aims to use Coople’s technology for workforce management.

The seeds of the initiative were planted in March during GastroGraubünden’s annual general assembly in St. Moritz and signed into action a month later at the annual delegation meeting in Chur. The region of the Grisons is famous for its sweeping sceneries and pristine nature, which has led to it hosting some of the world’s most exclusive summits including the World Economic Forum. However, in this remote corner of the Swiss Alps, finding quality chefs, waiters, and hospitality staff is not always easy: talent is sparse.

“The main of this project is to greatly simplify short- and medium-term personnel planning and recruitment for our members,” says Marc Tischhauser, president of the association. “Already today, neighboring businesses hire out personnel for special occasions, banquets, weddings, or other projects. But up until now, this has been very cumbersome and involved a great deal of coordination. That’s where Coople comes into play.”

Coople provides a unique solution to this challenge through its innovative technology. Using the company’s platform, associate members of GastroGraubünden are able to access a single directory of flexible staff available in the region, hire them, and manage their workforce planning. “What we’re providing GastroGraubünden is an easy-to-use tool which will empower its members to collaborate together in building up the region’s workforce,” says Tobias Weidmann, Coople’s Team Lead for Gastronomy and Hospitality. “With Coople’s unique solution, any member of GastroGraubünden will be able to find the staff they need, when they need.”