Tackling the Labor Shortage with Gig
It’s no secret that there is tremendous competition for talent right now. With staffing concerns creating major disruptions throughout an already fragile restaurant industry, operators are turning to an unconventional source to staff their restaurants: gig workers.
During a recent webinar sponsored by the National Restaurant Association, experts revealed, “In a tight labor market, high employee turnover and desire for flexible work schedules are driving some restaurant operators to change the way they hire and manage staffers. Long seen as a resource only for the delivery space, the gig economy is quickly becoming an essential force of the American restaurant scene.”
With a massive shift taking place within gig, workers and businesses are looking at the future of work differently than they did pre-COVID. Freedom and flexibility are becoming the new norm when it comes to what workers want. In a recent survey completed by Hyer, 80% of their Taskers reported flexibility as the main reason for choosing gig work. 92% report being more satisfied with gig work than traditional work. A sign of the shift taking place.
A recent article by Restaurant News said, “With the size of the gig workforce now large enough to have an impact on how workers think about work, businesses from many industries including restaurants are now comparing what they can get from gig work with what they can get from traditional employment. And in many ways, traditional employment comes up short.”
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