Frances Liu

    Frances Liu
    Marketing at Instawork

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    [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 almost overnight. 

    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

    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.

    [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.

    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. 

    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.