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
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.
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
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
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
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.