Q: What have your experiences been with hiring hourly workers?Shruti:
At Move Loot, we hired a few hundred hourly employees to help us run our truck and warehouse operations. Our hourly workers were w-2 employees - not contractors. At times, when we were scaling quickly we had to leverage outside staffing agencies like Blue Crew and Wonolo to be able to staff up to be able to meet the needs of our customers.Q: What has worked most for you when hiring hourly workers? Shruti:
We would often hire through Blue Crew or Wonolo with the intent to convert some of those employees to our employees but we also created a group hiring strategy where we would email all of the hourly workers that applied for roles and encourage them to attend an information session about the job. Once the session was over, we would ask those who were still interested to stay for interviews. This helped us with scheduling interviews and hiring people in batches. It also allowed us to do some group interviews to get an understanding of how an individual would function as part of a group.Q: Where are your go-to channels for sourcing and hiring?Shruti:
Zip Recruiter, Indeed, Referrals from existing hourly workers, Craigslist, Wonolo, Blue Crew.Q: What innovative recruiting technologies or methods have you seen recently?Shruti:
This is a tough one - other thank Workstream
I haven't really come across anything that innovative - hiring hourly workers can be a huge challenge for a variety of reasons including communication (not everyone checks email/has reliable phone communication), turnover, location changes etc - so what Workstream is doing is really cool.