5 Things to know about being an independent contractor
Every year, more and more people are rethinking the way they work. Many leave traditional jobs in search of greater flexibility, work-life balance, and pay. Platforms like Instawork help folks like these work on their own terms — not as employees, but independent contractors. In other words, they are self-employed.
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?