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5 Ways to avoid burnout during the busy season

5 Ways to avoid burnout during the busy season

When work is easy to find and pays well, it’s tempting to sign up for as many shifts as possible. And if you need extra money for holiday gifts or travel, it can be especially enticing. But if you take on too much, you can quickly get burnt out.

Overcoming the warehouse labor shortage through strategic staffing

Overcoming the warehouse labor shortage through strategic staffing

Warehouse jobs have seen tremendous growth ever since the pandemic spurred an e-commerce boom, and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down. In October alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the industry added 54,000 jobs. But as anyone in warehouse management or operations can tell you, applications are nowhere near keeping pace with the number of positions posted. In times like these, strategic staffing becomes more important than ever.

[Takeaways] Making your business COVID-safe in 2022

[Takeaways] Making your business COVID-safe in 2022

The most stringent COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, and many companies are returning to their pre-pandemic levels of business. But for employers, operations and regulations are quite different from what they were in early 2020. Local, state, and federal regulations regarding safety regulations, employer requirements, and workplace mandates continue to change at a dizzying pace. Likewise, COVID-19 shows no signs of going away anytime soon. 

4 Ways to promote your referral link (& earn a bonus!)

4 Ways to promote your referral link (& earn a bonus!)

You know that you can earn money on Instawork by picking up a shift. But did you also know that you can earn money by referring new Pros to Instawork? 

Employee Spotlight: Shamit Patel, Vice President, Product

Employee Spotlight: Shamit Patel, Vice President, Product

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.

ICA webinar recap: a seasoned caterer's secrets for beating burnout

ICA webinar recap: a seasoned caterer's secrets for beating burnout

After two years of survival mode, catering companies were hit with one of the busiest wedding seasons in recent memory. While a jam-packed schedule may seem like a blessing after all the industry has been through, it’s not without its drawbacks. Companies that take on too much, too fast risk wearing out their employees — and themselves.

[Takeaways] How flexible staffing improves operational agility

[Takeaways] How flexible staffing improves operational agility

Business has been a mixed bag for warehouse and logistic companies over the last couple of years. While skyrocketing eCommerce throughout the pandemic led to a huge surge in demand, the increasingly tight labor market has prevented companies from reaching their full potential. And these staffing challenges show no signs of slowing anytime soon.

5 Things to know about being an independent contractor

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.

How to use culture as a recruiting tool for your warehouse

How to use culture as a recruiting tool for your warehouse

In a tight labor market like today’s, many businesses simply increase their pay to attract workers. But while offering competitive wages is a must, it’s rarely enough on its own.

The best ways to earn extra cash during wedding season

The best ways to earn extra cash during wedding season

A lot of people think of autumn as a time to rake leaves, pick apples, and watch football. But did you know that it’s also one of the busiest times of the year for weddings?

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