Deploy by Shiftgig: Now for Long-Term Assignments

Shiftgig is always focused on one mission: Transforming the Way People Work. When we first started as a job board in 2011, our primary focus was in the hospitality space. We were connecting workers with restaurants and bars who needed workers to pick up shifts in the Chicagoland area. We continued to thrive, particularly in…

BookedOut 101

Marketing agencies are constantly thinking of unique and attention-grabbing ways to create positive brand associations through various campaigns and mediums. Whether a company is promoting their brand through an event or value-add experience, they all need one common variable for its success: reliable on-demand staff. This is where BookedOut by Shiftgig comes in.  What is…

Worker Centricity and What it Means to Shiftgig

Shiftgig has been worker-centric from the start. I mean, how can you start a job board to provide workers access to jobs in their local area without being worker-first? We’ve always prioritized connecting workers with jobs they like, when and where they want them.  Hyperfocused on Worker Centricity  Self-service has always been the core of…

Be a Long-Term Employer of Five Generations

With five generations actively working in the US, it’s no wonder there’s confusion about what matters to the average employee. Overall, you can expect workers to desire good compensation, commitment to our well-being, and flexible schedules. However, the stereotypes that influence what we think about each age group are exaggerated at best.  Younger generations are…

How to Make the Most of Working Remotely

Remote work has been steadily growing in popularity for so many reasons. Workers want more flexibility, it expands your talent pool options and cuts costs since there’s no need for a physical location. But a lot of employees are finding themselves suddenly working remotely without a choice as their companies are taking precautions to prevent…

Three Reasons Recruiters are Burnt-Out at Your Staffing Agency

Let’s face it, recruiting is one of the toughest jobs out there. I’m sure you’ve experienced this first-hand. Whether you’ve been a recruiter yourself or you’ve been in staffing long enough to know the ropes…there is no doubt that recruiting is a stressful, round-the-clock, no-days-off kind of role. But does it have to be?  Some…

Employer Branding & Recruitment Marketing for On-Demand Staffing Firms

In today’s job market, there are literally not enough people to fill open jobs. And the on-demand staffing industry is suffering the most with a plethora of gig-based platforms out there like Lyft, Task Rabbit, and Doordash taking workers away from traditional staffing firms. In this extremely tight labor market, staffing firms have to be…

3 Ways Your Staffing Agency Can Support Employees with Disabilities

What if we told you we know about a massive pool of talented, loyal, hardworking individuals that could help your staffing agency grow? I’d be willing to bet your firm is always looking for people fitting that description.  There are approximately 61 million adults with a disability in the United States. That means that nearly…

Is Predictive Scheduling Causing More Harm Than Good?

For the on-demand gig workers of the world, an erratic work schedule is a normal and accepted way of life because a flexible lifestyle comes with the territory. Obviously there are pros and cons that come this type of schedule as well. In light of this, predictive scheduling laws have started to make their way…

It’s Official: Shiftgig is One of Chicago’s Best Places to Work!

It’s important to us that we cultivate a motivated team that cares about our product and our core values. Without that, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Shiftgig is proud to announce we have been included in Built In Chicago’s list of Best Small Companies to Work for in 2020! Built In’s Best Places…

Reflections on a Transformative Year at Shiftgig

2019 was a busy year for Shiftgig. There was no shortage of change, big and small, but we are so excited about what we’ve accomplished and where we are headed in 2020.  2019: A Year of Transformation for Shiftgig First, let’s recap the biggest change we faced this year. We started 2019 as a staffing…

Recruiters: What Would You Do With 4 More Hours?

Recruiters are the backbone of the staffing industry. However, that means recruiters hold a tremendous amount of responsibility that can be extremely overwhelming. If you got four hours back in a work day – what would you do with it? Here’s a hot take: Technology-enabled processes allow recruiters to spend more time empowering their clients…

Now, Now, Now: Trends from Staffing World 2019

I know “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but I can’t help myself. I got so many amazing takeaways from Staffing World 2019. This is my 3rd time attending Staffing World, and this might have been the best one yet. (Well done, American Staffing Association!) I was blown away by the keynote from Becky…

UberWorks is Here: Adapt or Get Left Behind

It’s no surprise the gig economy has proven lucrative for companies like Uber as they continue to enter new verticals despite their humble beginnings as a ride-hailing service. UberWorks – a new segment of Uber Technologies Inc. launched in Chicago this week – offering contingent work opportunities “that fit your schedule while getting paid in…