The top things to look for in an Instawork Pro’s Profile
In a competitive labor market, finding the staff you need can be a challenge — that’s one of the main reasons employers turn to Instawork and our network of ready-to-work Professionals. But with so many Pros available, choosing the folks best suited for your needs can be a challenge. Need some pointers on how to quickly but efficiently vet candidates? Here are a few things to consider.
[Takeaways] Staffing smarter: cutting-edge hotel recruiting tactics
When unemployment benefits began to wind down, many people in the hospitality industry believed that candidates would come rushing back. But more than a month after key programs expired, the end of the staffing shortage is still nowhere in sight.
Employee Spotlight: Dominique Harris, Senior Manager, Community Operations
Our mission at Instawork is to create economic opportunities for local businesses and professionals, globally. In order to achieve that mission, we have built a team composed of talented and hard-working individuals who are passionate about connecting skilled hourly professionals with local businesses who need their services.
[Handout] Cultivating premium service: the do’s & don’ts of preparing your staff
Some qualities of great customer service are universal — whether you’re at a fast food restaurant or a five-star resort, front-line staff should be friendly, helpful, and patient. But in certain settings, the expectations are premium, and polish is a must-have. The bar is higher for staff at a country club, nice hotel, or formal event venue, for example, than it is for staff at a casual establishment. And to make your clients happy, you need to meet, or even surpass, that bar.
What does a line cook do?
It’s a simple fact: without line cooks, many culinary kitchens couldn’t function. They are a key part of the “kitchen brigade,” a system where each member of the kitchen staff has a designated role in creating meals. And with kitchen staff in high demand today, there are tons of well-paying line cook shifts on Instawork right now. But what does a line cook do, exactly?
Using Instawork's flexible pricing effectively this peak season
Anyone who’s been in the hospitality business long enough can confirm that pay is the most effective lever you have to find great front-of-house and back-of-house staff. But as a small business, we also know that you have to keep your budget in mind — so we’ve put together a small guide on how to use Instawork’s flexible pricing most effectively during the busy season. Read on to learn how to make the most of your budget while attracting the staff you need to power your business and deliver incredible experiences.
Wanted: 100k New Pros This Holiday Season
While the holidays may still be a few months away, companies are already gearing up for the season in a big way. Retailers are seeking staff who can help them manufacture and ship goods for the gift-giving season, while hospitality businesses — like catering companies, country clubs, venues, hotels, and restaurants — need folks to work holiday parties and events.
How to get ahead during a busy events season
All industries go through busy periods: tourism ramps up in the summer, retail peaks around the holidays, and educators are bustling at the beginning of the school year. But anyone working in events and hospitality will tell you that there’s not just one busy season — there’s a whole slew of them. There’s the wedding season, holiday season, graduation season… the list goes on.