Instawork highlighted as example of ‘American ingenuity’ on CBS Evening News

Instawork highlighted as example of ‘American ingenuity’ on CBS Evening News

Instawork was featured on CBS Evening News last week, with a focus on how we’ve created economic opportunity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic for both the Partners and Professionals that use our platform.

How to book the right Instawork shifts for you

How to book the right Instawork shifts for you

One of the things Pros love about Instawork is that it puts them in control. At most jobs, you have to follow the schedule assigned to you by your manager. But with Instawork, you get to choose what you do, who you work for, and when you work.

[Case study] AE&ES rebuilds their events business with a flexible labor force

[Case study] AE&ES rebuilds their events business with a flexible labor force

Gary Bordman, owner and Chief Interactive Designer of Amusement, Exhibit & Event Services (or AE&ES), takes fun seriously. In addition to having grown up in the carnival industry, he’s been providing game and amusement experiences for events, conventions, trade shows, meetings, and more for over 20 years.

13 Ideas for boosting warehouse retention rates

13 Ideas for boosting warehouse retention rates

Whether your warehouse employees are in-house or temporary, you should always create an environment that makes them want to stick around. Having a team of high-performing in-house employees, or a roster of your favorite Instawork Professionals you can call on regularly, reduces the time you need to spend searching for and onboarding new workers — which, in turn, saves money and boosts productivity. But as we all know, retention is easier said than done.

Side hustles to earn extra money this holiday season

Side hustles to earn extra money this holiday season

Being low on cash during the holidays is tough. If you overspend, you might have to dip into savings. But if you underspend, you might feel like you’re missing out. The solution? Find a way to earn more!

What working in a warehouse is like

What working in a warehouse is like

Whether you realize it or not, warehouses play an important role in our daily lives. They help supply us with the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the gifts we buy. Working in a warehouse is also a great way to earn extra money, especially during the holiday season.

What it's like to work in a stadium

What it's like to work in a stadium

The cheers of the crowd, the smell of popcorn, the team spirit in the air… there’s nothing quite like being in a stadium on game day. Usually, you have to buy expensive tickets to get in. But on Instawork, there are open shifts at stadiums and arenas all the time. It’s the perfect job for any sports fan!

[Case study] Maximizing flexible labor to 11x project volume, in one week

[Case study] Maximizing flexible labor to 11x project volume, in one week

When Gift Six the Wrappery received an order from an exclusive, luxury retail brand, they knew it couldn’t be passed up. The catch? Their team had to produce 11,000 wrapped and ribboned gift boxes, all in four weeks.

How to make sure holiday events go off without a hitch

How to make sure holiday events go off without a hitch

Even during a typical year, the holidays are among the busiest periods for the hospitality industry. But with corporate events and holiday gatherings finally making a return, event schedules are packed tighter than we’ve seen since pre-pandemic days. In times like these, it's easy for things to fall through the cracks — but to truly get back to business as usual, venues and vendors need to be at the top of their game.

6 Tips for boosting morale in your warehouse during peak season

6 Tips for boosting morale in your warehouse during peak season

The last quarter of the year is intensely busy if you work in a warehouse. Trying to get all of the orders shipped out in time for them to arrive before the holidays is a big challenge — one that often requires long hours and lots of physical effort. And no one feels the pressure more than your frontline workers. But stressed, burnt-out, and disengaged workers on the warehouse floor is a recipe for disaster.

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