Why Over-hiring for Gigs is Your Key to Success

Starting to engage with the gig economy can be intimidating. You’ll have to consider hiring workers you have no history with. Your decisions will be based on a gig worker’s reputation (stars, reviews, experience, etc). With a brand new pool of applicants, it’s inevitable that you’ll experience a “No Call, No Show” or a “No Show” during your job. Over-hiring for gigs ensures that you’re getting the job done while also determining the best fits for your hiring needs. This strategy can help you fill your roster while identifying a pool of reliable workers you can contact for future opportunities.


What does a “No Call, No Show” or “No Show” mean for me?

Gig workers often praise the flexibility of independent work. Unfortunately, this can also mean that their schedules are constantly changing and evolving. Companies with employer/employee relationships can build “No Call, No Show” policies into their employee handbooks. These policies would detail consequences associated with an employee missing a shift and failing to notify their employer.

Because gig workers aren’t hired as company employees, it can be harder for you to enforce consequences if a shift or job is skipped. For example, difficulties

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