Flexibility: Work includes a range of commitment and type of work, including one-off, recurring, or temp-to-perm shifts. Workers can find work that fits their schedule, working around other responsibilities. One recent study showed that those who supplement their primary income with gig work grew 40% in three years. Paradoxically, people now believe having multiple streams of income makes them more financially stable than relying only on one source of income.
Convenience: Most gig platforms have a mobile app that makes it quick and easy for workers to schedule shifts and get paid. With real-time notifications and detail provided upfront, more people are willing to pick up shifts right away. At Instawork, the technology supports the worker beyond scheduling shifts, helping them show up on time and do their best work.
Meritocracy and Transparency: On most gig platforms, workers build their professional reputation by getting rated and reviewed after each shift. Traditional staffing agencies, job boards, and LinkedIn profiles can't provide that level of verified transparency into a person's experience and performance. Workers tell us how they value a merit-based rewards system that reflect their hard work. And at Instawork, we continually motivate those on our platform with different rewards and recognition programs, so they keep up the great work.
How warehouses can benefit from using gig workers
In order to thrive in these times, consulting firm PwC recommends businesses to build resiliency into their production and warehouse operations. Their supply chain partners recently shared that companies that emerged as leaders from the last recession invested in manufacturing flexibility and thus were able to increase unplanned demand by 20% within .5 days.
Having reliable sources of workers is critical to building scalable flexibility. If you use multiple staffing agencies because you've learned you can't trust just one, are you confident they can deliver when you need them most? Get ahead of it and find a different source of talent.
What must you do to start using gig workers?
Here at Instawork, we've partnered closely with our clients to help them take advantage of a more flexible workforce. Solutions include programs such as preparing workers before their shift and building a roster of pre-screened workers just for your business. These solutions ensure you get the best of both worlds -- trusted reliability and flexibility.
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