How to calculate the true cost of hiring warehouse workers (full-time vs. temp)

    How to calculate the true cost of hiring warehouse workers (full-time vs. temp)

    2020, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty, has already become one of the most volatile years in recent history. Businesses, especially those producing, packaging, and shipping products, are actively balancing both 100% on-time deliverability and a responsible balance sheet. 

    [Case study] Facilities company services essential cleaning with Instawork

    [Case study] Facilities company services essential cleaning with Instawork

    Read how Instawork helped this facilities company support our healthcare system in the midst of a global pandemic.

    [Case study] Seasoned 3PL switches to Instawork as their preferred temp agency

    [Case study] Seasoned 3PL switches to Instawork as their preferred temp agency

    Read how Instawork helps 3PL provider, EXE Logistics Solutions LLC, find warehouse workers when others couldn't.

    [Takeaways] Building your staffing health safety toolkit

    [Takeaways] Building your staffing health safety toolkit

    With states re-opening, many businesses are putting plans into action. To help you assess what’s right for your business, we invited a few hospitality-tech leaders to share what they've learned the last two months.

    A note to our Instawork community...

    A note to our Instawork community...

    Note: Instawork Co-Founder & CEO, Sumir Meghani, emailed members of our Instawork Professional community. We're posting it here as an open letter.

    Putting 20,000 People to Work

    Putting 20,000 People to Work

    Based on demand from our Partners, Instawork will be bringing on 20,000 new, qualified Professionals in the next 2 months to support essential businesses with staffing needs in the following areas: 

    [Case study] Growing Warehouse Operations 10x Overnight Using Instawork

    [Case study] Growing Warehouse Operations 10x Overnight Using Instawork

    Farmstead is a grocery delivery service based in San Francisco. With COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandates, they saw business increase 10x nearly overnight and needed a way to keep up with customer orders. 

    [Takeaways] Guide to Returning to Events

    [Takeaways] Guide to Returning to Events

    On April 21, Reed Haggerty, COO of DSquared Hospitality and I discussed what it’ll take to create a safe, communal, and memorable experience for guests. Here's the full discussion:

     

    How Instawork builds reliability in warehouse staffing

    How Instawork builds reliability in warehouse staffing

    Across every industry, businesses find it increasingly difficult to find hourly workers to show up and do work. As a result, recruiting efforts drives up overall labor costs and the uncertainty of having enough manpower creates daily stress on the team and business.

    COVID-19 Impact on Hospitality Businesses

    COVID-19 Impact on Hospitality Businesses

    In mid-March, we conducted a survey to understand the extent of the impact COVID-19 has had on the hospitality industry. We also asked how the industry is responding to these changes.

    [Takeaways] Learning from the pros: How to build non-traditional revenue streams

    [Takeaways] Learning from the pros: How to build non-traditional revenue streams

    [Takeaways] Lessons from the Pros Roundtable: How to overcome tough times in the industry

    [Takeaways] Lessons from the Pros Roundtable: How to overcome tough times in the industry

    Office Libations relies on Instawork to scale event business

    Office Libations relies on Instawork to scale event business

     

    Office Libations is a San Francisco Bay-based beverage and snack provider that helps clients keep their employees fueled throughout the day. The company offers support for corporate events, including bartending services and a well-stocked bar, and can accommodate parties of all sizes.

    6 Staffing Tips That Helped Me Win Back My Time

    6 Staffing Tips That Helped Me Win Back My Time

    Most of us in the catering industry wear a lot of hats. We’re not just event designers—we’re recruiters, coaches, and HR managers. We handle business development, but we also tackle onboarding, training, payroll, and scheduling. 

    [Case Study] How Catered Too! Used Instawork to Staff Large Events

    [Case Study] How Catered Too! Used Instawork to Staff Large Events



    It’s an enviable problem to have: A packed calendar, new ventures, and exciting jobs you can’t turn down. But for Catered Too! founder Greg Casella,CPCE, taking on more business also meant more administrative work—and an ongoing struggle to find enough reliable, quality people. 

    [Case Study] How Bel Air Bay Club Uses Instawork to Find Quality Professionals

    [Case Study] How Bel Air Bay Club Uses Instawork to Find Quality Professionals

    Perched above the coastline between Santa Monica and Malibu, Bel-Air Bay Club offers magnificent ocean views and hosts more than 125 weddings and other private events each year. Clients seek the club out for their unparalleled location and beautiful architecture, plus the top notch cuisine and amazing service they offer. Assistant General Manager Rod March’s group brings in millions in revenue each year, and staffing events properly is a critical part of the equation.

    Instawork Basics of Serving & Clearing Plated Service

    Instawork Basics of Serving & Clearing Plated Service

    How Willowdale Estate Tackles Seasonal Staffing with Instawork

    How Willowdale Estate Tackles Seasonal Staffing with Instawork

    Fall in New England is known for its beautiful weather and the spectacular changing colors of the leaves. It’s also a popular time of year for weddings, and it coincides with when college students and others go back to school. For Monique Jeffrey, CSEP, vice president of operations for Willowdale Estate, this combination presents some tough staffing challenges for their thriving special events business. 

    Building user-centered products from a remote office

    Building user-centered products from a remote office

    User-centered design is an iterative process that focuses on an understanding of the users and their context in all stages of design and development.

    Basics of Tray Passing Hors d’oeuvres

    Basics of Tray Passing Hors d’oeuvres

    Tray passing hors d’oeuvre is hospitality at its best!

    Passing food and beverages seems simple enough. However, tray passing is more — It’s the welcome that sets the tone for the rest of the event.

    Event Survival Guide

    Event Survival Guide

    A busy events season is always right around the corner — are you ready?

    Musings on Parental Leave as a Startup CEO

    Musings on Parental Leave as a Startup CEO

    Photo Credit: Milan Bhatt

    My wife and I are expecting our second child this week, and I start my paternity 

    5 Catering Ideas That Will Sparkle at Your Holiday Party

    5 Catering Ideas That Will Sparkle at Your Holiday Party

    At Instawork we have the pleasure of supporting thousands of talented caterers and culinary professionals across the country. The beauty

    Between Onstage Gigs, A Musician Makes Ends Meet with Another Kind of Gig

    Between Onstage Gigs, A Musician Makes Ends Meet with Another Kind of Gig

    When flexible work helps make time for creative pursuits, passions can really pay off.

    5 Tips for Staffing During the Holiday Season

    5 Tips for Staffing During the Holiday Season

    When the holiday season hits, will you feel confident that you have the staff to deliver a service that matches the rest of your event