NICHOLAS UPTON – Franchise Times, May 28, 2019 |
Other operators have embraced technology as a new way to meet potential employees, and there are plenty of companies to choose from that claim to make the entire process, from advertising positions to onboarding, easier.
Other companies are also “gigifying” the hiring experience. ShiftPixy is working toward a pool of employees from which operators can pull, essentially matching qualified, trained people looking for hours with locations looking for help. Right now, it’s in a broad test within an operator’s locations, sending the right labor to the right location with gig-like ease. But the company aims to put a huge number of employees in the pool to share labor across restaurant and service brands while taking care of the payroll and insurance functions.
“You’re going to get a certain skill set and a knowledge base, so we’re at the right point for our operators,” said founder and CEO Scott Absher. “Now they’re out of the hiring business, they’re able to access an on-demand workforce. Because we’re curating at the operator level, every time they come on board, we’re picking up another 50 people that are already in the work vein that any other operator would be looking for.”