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5 Factors that Give Businesses the Best Chance of Hiring Success

GigSmart | Mar 26, 2021

Finding great workers shouldn’t be hard work, but we know it can be. Fortunately, we compiled data from thousands of completed Shift Gigs to pinpoint the factors that are most influential when it comes to hiring success. Here are 5 key contributors that determine a business’s success when hiring Shift Gig Workers, ranked by order of importance.


1. Reviewing Applicants


An increased number of applicants means a longer candidate selection process. 


With hundreds of thousands of GigSmart Workers located across the nation, your Shift Gig will receive an abundance of great applicants. We have simplified this process even more by automatically syncing you with your best-matched Workers or giving you Worker Profiles to make picking your workers as easy as possible.


2. Setting an Appropriate Pay Rate 


Having a pay rate that is too low fails to attract workers.


From the data we’ve collected, we know Shifts that have a pay rate between $16 and $28 have the highest success rate, depending on the type of work required and the location of the Shift. Finding the pay rate that is right for your Shifts will help contribute to the number of workers who apply. 

If you have too few applicants, consider increasing your hourly pay rate by $1 to $2 to see if you can generate additional interest.


3. Match with qualified Workers


If you don’t provide complete information in your Shift Gig post, it could result in the wrong workers being matched to your Shift.


Find the right Worker for your Shift Gig by matching their experience and qualifications to your needs. With Workers across all industries and positions, our platform will help surface qualified candidates with the experience aligned with your specific request.


4. Evaluating Gig Add-Ons


Gig Workers are looking for a frictionless and flexible way to find work with limited barriers. 


At GigSmart, we set out to create the most inclusive platform for finding and hiring qualified Workers. This is why we give you the option to add Worker Background Checks, Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) checks, or both to each of your Shifts. 

With these optional checks available to you, we recommend adding Background Checks and/or MVR Checks only when you absolutely need to. Forgoing these Gig Add-ons removes barriers for workers, maximizing your candidate pool in order to drive the highest number of potential applicants to your Shift Gig.


5. Your Gig Date  


Gig Workers prefer immediate opportunities.  


GigSmart gives you the ability to source workers ASAP or for Gigs up to 30 days in advance. Our data shows most workers on our platform are ready to start working as soon as possible. We’ve seen the highest hiring success for Shift Gigs that are posted with up to 7 days’ notice. 

Get Workers was built to help you identify workers as soon as possible. Nearly 75% of all Gigs are filled in 3 days or less, and half of those Gigs are filled in 24 hours or less.

If you need to hire workers more than one week away, we recommend posting your Shift Gig early as it will give you a longer runway to connect to applicants. However, don’t be alarmed if you don’t have any applicants until your Gig date gets closer.


Hire Smarter

We designed Get Workers to make finding and hiring workers a simple and affordable process. Based on the data we’ve collected, we recommend reviewing pay rate, requested experience, Add-Ons, and Shift Gig dates to maximize your hiring success.

If you’ve already posted a Shift Gig on GigSmart, rest assured you can always edit and optimize your post to attract more top talent. Need to edit the pay rate? No problem. Add additional qualifications? Easy. If you need help at any time, our Staffing Support Team is standing by. Our job is to help you find great workers, right when you need them. 

Figuring out how to leverage the flexible workforce for the first time can be tricky. The more you post, the more you learn. Get comfortable with the gig economy and the platforms, like Get Workers, that support the contingent workforce.

GigSmart gives you the tools and resources necessary to help you learn how to navigate the GigSmart platform to increase your chances of finding top-quality workers for your Shift Gigs. As you become more familiar with posting, offering, hiring, and managing workers, the likelihood of you finding repeat workers and completing more Shifts increases. GigSmart requesters who have posted over 10 Shift Gigs have a 39% higher success rate when hiring compared to first-time requesters. So if you want to increase your overall hiring success rate, keep posting on GigSmart.

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