If you haven’t done it before, hiring temporary labor through an online marketplace can definitely seem scary. We’ve all heard at least one Craigslist horror story. But I’m here to tell you it’s not all bad. In fact, the number of businesses hiring temporary labor through online marketplaces like GigSmart is growing, and it’s growing fast.
Today, we’re taking another step in our journey to help reduce the unknowns when it comes to hiring temporary workers. We’re doing that by announcing our One Hour Worker Guarantee. This new guarantee is our way of showing you how much we stand behind the the Shift Gig Workers on our Get Workers platform. Think of it as one more way we’re (hopefully) helping you feel more comfortable when you use GigSmart.
The One Hour Worker Guarantee is just that. If a Shift Gig worker arrives at your job site and you don’t think they’re able to complete the work you require, simply send them home within the first hour of work and we’ll refund you (up to $30) for their time.
On top of this new guarantee, you can further protect yourself against potential liability by using some of the other great features included in our Get Workers hiring platform. Would you feel more comfortable hiring Workers who have passed a background check? No problem. We’ve partnered with an industry leading background check provider, Checkr, to give you the option to require background checks or motor vehicle records (MVR) check as a prerequisite to working your Gigs.
In addition, every Shift Gig worker over the age of 18 is automatically protected by our Occupational Accident Insurance coverage. Similar to how Workers’ Compensation covers W2 employees, this additional layer of protection reduces the potential risk of liability on your business should a Worker be injured while they are working your Shift Gig.
If all of the above still leaves you feeling uneasy about hiring a stranger via GigSmart’s Get Workers platform, I encourage you to lean on our Staffing Support team. They will help you throughout the entire process, from posting your first Shift Gig (it’s free!) to reviewing Worker applications, hiring Workers, and even managing them while they work your Gigs.
We’re really excited about the growth we’ve experienced since originally launching our apps in the marketplace at the end of 2018. We hope our One Hour Worker Guarantee will give our new and existing users additional peace of mind when it comes to trying out temporary labor.
Ready to get started? Sign up for your free Get Workers hiring account and create your first Shift Gig post to start receiving applicants—it usually only takes about 10 minutes.