On-Demand Workers: 3 Major Benefits for Small Businesses 💸👔
Over the next decade, small businesses will be able to capitalize on the growing gig economy, sourcing an on-demand workforce catered to their needs.
The gig economy has experienced a rapid rise in recent years, as workers increasingly look to either supplement their income or break free of the 9-to-5 cycle altogether with short term tasks, known as “gigs”.
The ever-evolving digital landscape has contributed to a rise in on-demand workers in the workforce. Platforms like Gigstar have made it possible for gig workers to pick and choose from temporary jobs and projects worldwide. This gives employers the opportunity to select from a wide pool of talent for their specific projects.
1. Flexibility For Everyone ⏱️⚙️
Small businesses can take full advantage of the flexibility and freedom afforded to on-demand workers by hiring them for only the hours necessary. It’s incredibly efficient! The business simply provides the task and deadline for the worker – who achieves it on their own time to meet that deadline.
It’s very common for small businesses to go through quiet spells of minimal activity, particularly if they’re service-based. A business can’t stop paying a full-time employee just because work has dried up for a few weeks. They can, however, stop hiring an on-demand worker during a period like this. Hiring on-demand workers can make dealing with periods of minimal business activity easier – enabling a business to quickly reduce the cost of human resources.
2. Quick Hiring Process 📝👥
When a small business uses a platform like Gigstar, the process of recruiting on-demand talent is designed to be as efficient as possible. There doesn’t have to be any interviewing, onboarding or training. These stages of the recruitment process take time and cost money. It’s hard to justify them when hiring an on-demand worker is typically a very short-term commitment. If a business were hiring an employee on a long-term contract, these time-consuming stages of the recruitment process would serve more of a purpose – with the stakes being higher.
3. Super-Fast Delivery 💥📦
On-demand workers don’t have the same safety cushions as a worker being employed full-time by a business. An on-demand worker will have an inconsistent income, with their gig workload varying from month-to-month. For this reason, on-demand workers are motivated to please their clients. They want to make sure that clients are completely satisfied with their services and will often go the extra mile to ensure this. From the perspective of a small business, this is just the kind of worker they want!
Negative reviews can severely impact on the number of gigs that an on-demand worker can secure. In this digital age, personal profiles are accessible at our fingertips and can provide us with a plethora of information on an individual. If a job maker has a bad experience with an on-demand worker, it could do significant and severe damage to that person’s ability to secure future gigs.