We are heading into the fourth industrial revolution, the technology revolution. Technology influences every part of our lives, as individuals and as business leaders. But it’s not the change itself which is causing so much trouble. Rather it is the increasing speed of that change that is challenging business leaders.
We’ve all heard the term disruption, it’s overused but accurate. Businesses that don’t challenge the status quo are slow to adapt to new operating environments, and as Klaus Schwab noted, get eaten by the fast.
Think Uber and the Taxi industry, Amazon and retailers, Netflix and video rentals. These companies didn’t just take out competitors, they fundamentally changed the industry in their image.
Adaptability and innovation aren’t owned by the product teams, organisations should embed agility at every level of their organisation. This essential guide will explain how to use on-demand staffing to become more agile and competitive.
Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum
A common reason for using on-demand staffing platforms is to fill an immediate gap such as a receptionist calling in sick. Not only does this fill the immediate need but it helps improve employee satisfaction as frequently those roles have to be covered by others in the team putting extra strain on productivity.
An emerging trend where Weploy works in partnership with companies to pilot new organisational structures to increase productivity. Weploy helps identify non-core activities within business units or teams and then helps outsource these tasks to a Weployee or group of Weployees, ensuring full time staff are doing their jobs.
As a rapidly growing health tech company, HotDoc has a small team working to achieve high goals. As their business expands, they come across unexpected gaps in-office support that regularly create an urgent need for on-demand staff.
|When the Chief of Operations found one morning he was short an Office Support worker, he used Weploy’s on-demand staffing platform to quickly post his requirements and get the right candidate in the office that same day. HotDoc has gone on to use Weploy to confidently hire for over 50 of their tactical short term needs.|
Chief of Operations, HotDoc
Catch Group, one of Australia’s leading eCommerce organisations, uses on-demand staffing to forward plan for their ever-changing workloads. In the past, the extra time spent sourcing and interviewing candidates combined with the need to find security compliant temporary staff put a serious resource drain on their hiring managers. Using Weploy, they are able to scale their team with highly vetted staff that have the right skills for the jobs their projects require.
One of our clients, a global consultancy leveraged on-demand staffing to meet urgent needs within one of their innovation teams. Weploy identified atomised elements of the jobs involved and used these to filter the candidate pool.
The Weployees matched on these criteria were perfectly skilled to unburden knowledge workers from repetitive admin tasks and spend their time on more value-adding activities.
When considering an on-demand staffing partner there are four critical criteria to assess. These will ensure you reduce your risk and get maximum value.
The most important element in any on-demand staffing solution is the quality of the talent pool. Often platforms will put the onus of vetting onto the hiring company - effectively making them only an online job board. Weploy takes on the quality assurance of every Weployee. In fact, we trust our onboarding so much that if you’re not satisfied with the quality of a Weployee, it’s on us.
Every Weployee goes through extensive skills, cognitive and psychometric testing, as well as a face to face interview. This ensures they can walk into a role and immediately add value.
Speed is one of the main differentiators between on-demand and traditional recruitment agencies. By removing the lengthy shortlisting and interview process for temporary workers, the average time from a job being posted to acceptance goes from days to under 30 seconds.
Rather than spending time and effort on filling short term jobs, recruiters and business line managers can instead focus on the activities that matter most to them and the business.
A common problem when dealing with recruitment agencies is the lack of control and visibility into hiring costs for temporary workers. Weploy has built an intuitive, human centered dashboard that makes it simple to see who’s currently working, for how long, and what the costs are.
We guarantee the quality of every Weployee. In fact, we are so confident in our vetting process that if your Weployee isn’t suitable for the job, we’ll replace them immediately and cover the cost of their first day. We stand by our Weployee promise due to the comprehensive vetting process. This includes two interviews with our Weploy Experience Officers, cognitive, skills and psychometric testing, as well as police and work rights checks.
Brief initial call to understand the candidate’s drive and goals.
Assessing numerical verbal and abstract reasoning drive and goals.
Testing for specific skills such as data entry.
Uncovering the soft skills that are essential to success.
An objective, behavioural based interview to remove bias.
All Weployees checked that they are able to work.
To succeed in uncertain and volatile operating environments organisations must look to build agility into their workforce.
On-demand staffing platforms allow organisations to tap into talent whenever and wherever they require. This instant access to talent offers new ways to reimagine the workforce and increase employee engagement and productivity.
By now it should be pretty obvious that there are multiple advantages to hiring temporary staff on-demand. Whether they are enlisted for Tactical reasons: filling immediate gaps due to Full-Time team absence, Operational - covering for planned leave such as Annual or Maternity Leave, or as part of a Strategic, Workforce Management plan. We've outlined four criteria to assess the success of On-Demand staffing platforms: Quality, Compliance, Transparency, and Speed. We've outlined all the ways a Weployee can provide support for your business and how we ensure our talent pool is comprised of the very finest, top tier on-demand workers in Australia, but don't just take our word for it. Here is a Customer Story from our client Lonely Planet that illustrates the benefits they've experienced within their business.
People Operations Consultant, Lonely Planet
The short notice sick call...
Kathy was on her way to work at 7:30 am when she received a call from her receptionist calling in sick. The reception needs to be manned at all times and with such short notice Kathy was concerned she would have to spread the responsibility of manning the desk to other team members, which would impact productivity.
The no headache solution...
Kathy logged into her Weploy dashboard and published a job in under a minute, still on her journey into work. Just 12 seconds later the job was accepted by a pre-vetted Weployee and Kathy could relax and not worry for the rest of her commute.
Changed the way she recruits temps...
Audrey arrived at the Lonely Planet office ready to go at 9 am, (with gluten-free doughnuts in hand) and hit the ground running. Kathy was able to save time and money, allowing her to focus on the activities that matter most to her and the business.
We're building Australia's fastest on-demand staffing platform for Customer Service.
Tell us who you are with some basic details about your business
Use the job form to tell us what kind of support you need, the length of placement and their responsibilities.
Match with a pre-qualified Weployee who is available for the job, OR allow our algorithm to provide a shortlist of profiles for you to choose from
At the end of their assignment, the Weployee will submit a timesheet that will appear in your Custom Dashboard
Manage contingent staff from your custom dashboard. We take care of payroll, compliance, superannuation, and insurance so all you have to do is confirm timesheets.
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