The mission of our ‘ShiftGiving’ corporate social responsibility program is to empower Shiftgig employees to make a difference in the local Chicago community. Last month, and for the second year in a row, we hosted an elementary school to help make the holidays a little sweeter for 4th and 5th graders, as well as kids part of the STLS program where less fortunate families are assisted through additional funding.
Two years ago, you would’ve found Peter Tountas sitting behind an equity options trading desk teaching himself how to code -- he took long, manual processes done by portfolio managers and traders and automated them. Fast forward to present day and he’s a software engineer at Shiftgig, and changing the way people work.
With over 20,000 staffing companies in the U.S., the ability to stay ahead of the competition is crucial to success. In the final part of this series, we’ve highlighted how the flexibility of Shiftgig Deploy compares to the current flexibility other staffing agencies offer.
With unemployment recently hovering below four percent, many staffing companies have been prioritizing worker retention and redeployment over recruiting new talent. In the third part of this series, we encouraged staffing firms to ask themselves the following question when thinking of worker redeployment:
In the first part of this series, we asked staffing companies to share the challenges they face as part of the order-filling process with us. As they talked about each task, we got a better understanding of the how they currently source, recruit and deploy workers. For the second part of this series we explored what might happen if those manual processes were automated.
We’re looking forward to an exciting week as we head out to Washington D.C. for Staffing World 2018, which takes place October 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. We’re honored to be sponsors at this staffing and recruiting-focused expo, which promises innovative presentations and discussions involving some of the industries most respected leaders.