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Get in the Gig Flow

Get in the Gig Flow

The gig economy is booming, and we’re here to help you get a piece of the action. The GigSmart app is a simple, easy-to-use platform that connects Workers and Requesters everywhere—empowering thousands of people like you to get the gigs you want or find the help you need. Whether you’re looking to maximize your side […]

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You Are More Than One Skill

You Are More Than One Skill

When you first meet someone at a party or networking event, you start to ask them the standard questions about where they work and what they do for a living. Most people will give the response that they are a CPA, a Construction Worker, a Student, etc. What we need to realize is that we […]

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Old Fashioned Strategies Won’t Work in Today’s Modern Labor Market

Old Fashioned Strategies Won’t Work in Today’s Modern Labor Market

Several weeks ago, I was discussing the current labor market with a friend of mine who owns a small business in the Cincinnati area.  When discussing his organization’s current labor challenges, he used the word “Old Fashioned” in a sentence outlining a potential strategy forward.  I couldn’t help but laugh as we bantered back and […]

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Don’t Let Another Day Pass With Unfilled Positions

Don’t Let Another Day Pass With Unfilled Positions

I’ve been leading teams, departments, and companies for 25 years.  One of the most challenging, disruptive issues in managing organizations is an urgent same-day staffing need.  Regardless of whether the urgent need was created by unexpected absenteeism, turnover, or as a result of seasonal increases in business, an urgent staffing need can disrupt an entire […]

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IKEA Just Taught Us a Lesson on Effective Staffing Management. Are You Watching?

IKEA Just Taught Us a Lesson on Effective Staffing Management. Are You Watching?

A couple of days ago, headlines were swirling “IKEA enters the gig economy” and “IKEA buys TaskRabbit.” Most of us know IKEA as one of the largest retailers that specialize in selling ready-to-assemble furniture. TaskRabbit is a marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including […]

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Purpose, Experience, and Income all Within Minutes on Your Phone

Purpose, Experience, and Income all Within Minutes on Your Phone

Twenty-five years ago, I was a student at the University of Cincinnati. I remember calling for a cab in preparation for a fun night out on the town.  The cab company said, “We’ll be there in an hour.”  We waited for the cab. I met my wife when I was 28.  It took years of […]

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