4 Ways Companies Are Handling The Post-Pandemic Warehouse Labor Shortage
At the recent Warehousing Education and Research Council Digital Experience (WERC DX) 2021, several panels focused on how distribution operations are responding to the current labor climate. One session included two Instawork customers, Sara Custer (Head of Operations at Farmstead Groceries) and Mike Wargocki (VP of Manufacturing at Sun Basket). Below are the four main takeaways from these sessions.
[Survey] State of Hospitality Business in 2021
With the hospitality industry poised to bounce back in a big way, we wanted to hear how companies are gearing up, where their heads are, and how we can be ready for them in 2021 and beyond. We partnered up with the International Caterers Association to surveyed over 100 catering and hospitality businesses in April 2021—here’s what they had to say.
[Survey] How Are Workers On Instawork Different?
Our customers repeatedly tell us that the workers from Instawork are better than what they get elsewhere. They note how the workers are consistently motivated and reliable. To dig into how and why this is, we conducted a survey of over 400 Instawork Professionals to learn what sets them apart. Here’s what you need to know.
Temp Workers vs. Gig Workers: What’s the Difference?
There are classification differences and plenty of data to tell us who these workers are and what their priorities are. Across all categories of workers, there will be a range of skills, experience levels, preferences, and processes—so the more you know about what you’re getting with each, the easier it will be for you to find great matches.
Let’s start by looking at two broad categories: temp workers and gig workers.
Road to recovery: pandemic pies with Danny Stoller of Square Pie Guys
Nine months after opening their first brick and mortar restaurant in 2020, Danny Stoller and Marc Schechter, better known as the “Square Pie Guys,” were set to release their new spring menu. The following week, San Francisco went into shelter-in-place, and they had to adjust to the new reality.
[Takeaways] Should companies mandate vaccinations for frontline or service workers?
For our latest roundtable, I hosted Devjani Mishra, shareholder at Littler Mendelson, P.C., the world’s largest dedicated employment and labor law practice. Devjani brings a wealth of practical and strategic experience, as she advises employers on how to navigate workplace continuity while businesses begin returning to an increasingly in-person reality fueled by the promise of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations.
Road to recovery: resetting standards with the Chef at Whim Hospitality
Chef Jesse Genovese of Whim Hospitality on resetting norms and all the new paths that presented itself. His story honors the creative wanderlust of dishes in the most impressive kitchens in Hawaii, Spain, London and Los Angeles before settling in Austin at Whim.