8 Common warehouse roles & their responsibilities
The rise of online shopping and home delivery services have led to huge growth in the distribution and fulfillment industry. As a result, warehouse workers are in high demand all around the country, and pay is on the rise. So if you're looking for a good-paying, stable job with room for growth, warehouse work may be right up your alley. But which position is right for you? Check out some of the most common warehouse roles and responsibilities below.
4 Keys to success on your first day at a new warehouse job
With tons of open jobs and a shortage of workers, warehouses are bumping up pay to attract staff — making it a great time to pick up warehouse shifts on Instawork. But to get high ratings from employers, and maybe even tips and an invite to come back again, you’ll have to bring your A-game on the very first day.
7 Ways to prep for the seasonal warehouse hiring rush
In a year where COVID-19 caused eCommerce to skyrocket and the labor market to shrink, hiring never stopped at many warehouses. As of July, the industry has recovered 92.9% of jobs lost since the initial February-April 2020 recession, but with many former warehouse workers sitting it out, businesses are still struggling to fill these roles. Add to that the upcoming busy season, and recruiting warehouse workers is more stressful than ever.
Pros & cons of using a staffing agency
At one point or another, many businesses — regardless of size and industry — reach a point at which they can no longer handle all of their recruiting needs in house. For companies in this position, working with a staffing agency might seem like a perfect solution. But while staffing agencies promise the ability to save clients time, money, and effort, the truth is that they often fail to deliver on those promises (a fact that you can see reflected in staffing agencies’ dismal net promoter score of 28%). That’s why it’s so important to consider both the pros and cons of using a staffing agency before you sign on with one.
How Instawork improves hospitality staffing quality
Hotels, venues, and restaurants are still struggling to hire reliable hospitality workers. Being short-staffed not only caps business revenue, but it also adds daily stress on the team and increases labor costs from overtime, mistakes made, and eventually burnout.
VenueConnect 2021: Overcoming staffing shortages as events return
While safety protocols may still be in place, Americans are once again able to dine indoors, go to the movies, and even attend large events and conferences — welcome news for venue owners and managers, who were hit hard by earlier lockdowns.
Cathy Hardin joins Instawork as Chief Revenue Officer
As companies across the country move toward pre-pandemic levels of business, the demand for staff continues to outpace supply. At Instawork, we’re committed to helping bridge that gap — which is why we’ve expanded our footprint in more local markets and business segments than ever, from warehouses to national food service providers and beyond. To help us navigate this pivotal period of expansion, we’re thrilled to welcome Cathy Hardin as Instawork’s Chief Revenue Officer.
How to get a forklift license
If you’ve worked in a warehouse or dockyard before, you’ve almost certainly seen a forklift. You might have even wondered how to get a forklift license yourself. With forklift operators in high demand, a forklift certification is a great way to stand out to employers when applying to jobs — it may even increase your pay.
5 Benefits of flexible work
If you want a consistent alternative to full- or part-time work — or if you just want to earn some extra cash on top of an existing job — flexible work might just be the perfect fit for you. Take it from Bryin W., a Pro based out of Los Angeles who has completed nearly 200 Instawork shifts.