The Best Way to Hire Skilled Temporary Movers

Jenay Sellers | Feb 26, 2020

Whether you’re an individual who is looking to move to a new residence or a new office location, or a moving company offering moving services, GigSmart can connect you with skilled movers to help you complete the job at hand. 

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of creating your first free Gig post to help you connect with temporary Workers who can complete one or more moving Gigs right when you need them to.

What is GigSmart

First, if you’re not familiar, GigSmart is a hiring platform built for the gig economy that instantly connects you to temporary Workers. With over 150,000 skilled Workers already on our Get Workers app, chances are you’re only a few steps away from finding one or more movers who are ready to help you out. 

We’re a little biased, but we think moving Gigs are a great use case when it comes to using GigSmart. Here’s why:

  • You’re in charge. You set the hourly rate for your movers, the number of movers you need, and the date and time you need them. Unlike temp agencies that send people to your job site, you get to review applicants and choose who you hire.
  • We can help you find movers for scheduled jobs up to 30 days in advance, or we can help you find ASAP Workers in the event you have a no-show or a cancelation that could adversely impact your moving business’ active jobs. 
  • We offer the ability to require worker background or motor vehicle records (MVR) checks as a prerequisite to applying to work your moving job.
  • Every Worker you hire is protected by Occupational Accident Insurance. 
  • Starting at just 15%, our sourcing fees help you save money over other temporary hiring agencies or staffing platforms.

To get started, you’ll need to create a Gig post, which is completely free. 

Create Your Get Workers Account

If you haven’t already, you can create a Get Workers hiring account by visiting getworkers.gigsmart.com or downloading our native mobile apps for iOS or Android phones. Follow the prompts to register for our platform. 

Next, you’ll need to create your free moving Gig post. You can do that by selecting the “Create Gig” button. 

GigSmart connects you to available Workers via skills matching. We know every move is a little different and may require different skill sets. You can get as broad or specific as you like with what types of skills you need your movers to have, including “Piano Mover,” “Furniture Moving & Heavy Lifting,” “Long Distance Mover,” and more.

If you have a job that calls for background or motor vehicle records (MVR) checked Workers (especially if your temporary mover will be driving a moving truck), GigSmart is here to find you the movers you need. With our hiring platform, you can easily include Add-ons for background checks, MVR checks, or both. Adding these options to your Gig will require Workers to agree to have their background or MVR check run prior to being hired on for your Gig.

Complete all of the prompts to fill in the details of your Gig. The more specific you can be, the better. Everything you provide will be exactly what is shown to Workers, which helps them determine whether or not they want to work your Gig.

Wait For Applicants

While other solutions often use algorithms to find you, movers, with GigSmart, you have complete control over who you hire. We’ll notify you as soon as the moving applicants start to roll in. You can review their profiles, their applicant questionnaires, and even use in-app messaging to confirm they are qualified for your Gig. Once you find one or more movers you like, hire them. You can continue to use the in-app messaging and calling functionality to communicate with them until your moving Gig is completed. 

Move it, Move it

Once moving day arrives, you’ll need to use the Get Workers app to manage each temporary Worker you hire. You’ll want to start their Gig clock when they arrive at your job site. You can request they pause the clock at any time should they need to take a break for lunch or to rest. Once the job is completed, you’ll end their Gig clock, which will take you to a Gig Summary screen. Here you can review all of the details of your Gig like the total time worked. If they did a great job, you can even add additional payment in the form of a tip. 

Lastly, we’ll ask you to provide a Worker rating (from 1-5 stars), and we’ll give you the option to leave additional comments about the Worker that will be visible to everyone using GigSmart. To keep it fair, we’ll also ask each Worker you hire to leave you a rating and review as well. These community ratings and reviews help people vet each other when considering future Gigs. 

So now that you’re familiar with the easiest way to find and hire temporary movers, are you ready to get started? If you weren’t following along, you can create your free Get Workers hiring account now. Finding your next mover (or any skilled temporary Worker for that matter) is easy with GigSmart. 

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