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?

The top things to look for in an Instawork Pro’s Profile

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

[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.

4 Unique ways to attract hospitality staff in a tight labor market

4 Unique ways to attract hospitality staff in a tight labor market

Employee Spotlight: Dominique Harris, Senior Manager, Community Operations

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.

5 Easy ways to earn more with Instawork

5 Easy ways to earn more with Instawork

One of the things that Instawork Pros love about the app? The money! When businesses urgently need staff, they'll pay a premium for quality workers. Because of this, you can often earn more on Instawork than other workplaces.

[Handout] Cultivating premium service: the do’s & don’ts of preparing your staff

[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?

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?

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