7shifts moves HQ to Nutrien Tower for its post-COVID workforce

Saskatoon-based retail software startup 7shifts has entered into an agreement to lease a 22,500 square foot space in the Nutrien Tower, a riverfront office and retail development property in River Landing near downtown Saskatoon.

The agreement is in partnership with Triovest, TD Greystone, and Victory Majors.

“While a portion of our team will remain remote, we want to create an environment that connects everyone, no matter their working style.”

Launched in 2014 by Jordan Boesch, 7shifts offers a restaurant employee scheduling solution currently used by over 500,000 restaurant professionals across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Its customers include names like Bareburger, Smoke’s Poutinerie, YogurtLand, and Juice It Up!.

Its platform allows for business owners to manage their teams’ schedules, timesheets, communication, tasks, tips, and more in its one-stop-shop dashboard. 7shifts technology can also be accessed through its mobile apps, available in the Apple and Android app stores.

Boesch founded the company while working for his dad at Quiznos. He witnessed the pains of building schedules first-hand while watching his dad manage and schedule several employees across his two locations—it was at that point that started working on 7shifts.

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In May, the company raised $25.9 million CAD ($21.5 million USD) in Series B financing. 7shifts’ total funding to date sits around $51 million.

7 shifts currently has its headquarters in Saskatoon, with offices in Toronto and New Jersey. With its new home in the Nurtien Tower, Boesch said that it will support the company’s shift to its post-pandemic plans.

“Moving into this newly constructed building affords us the opportunity to design the ideal work environment for our team and provides space for the 50+ team members we are currently hiring,” he said. “While a portion of our team will remain remote, we want to create an environment that connects everyone, no matter their working style.”

On Thursday, the company also launched 7shifts Academy, a free program that provides restaurant workers, owners, and operators with structured courses for topics such as scheduling, daily management, hiring and training, as well as marketing.

Charlize Alcaraz

Charlize Alcaraz

Charlize Alcaraz is a journalism student at Ryerson University and the business and technology editor at The Eyeopener, Ryerson's largest independent newspaper.