Staff Heroes, the first online platform geared towards making staff shortages a thing of the past, has been launched. It specifically addresses the difficulties that the hospitality industry faces when looking for short term workers and help with contingency staffing needs. StaffHeroes.co.uk provides a complete end-to-end service that allows employers to tap into a talent pool of quality temporary staff without the hassle or expense associated with the typical recruitment process.
The web and mobile platform offers the hospitality industry instant-access to over 1,000 professionals across London, who joined the service in the first month since launch. These range from silver service waiters to sous chefs and bar staff to housekeeping. Heroes can be booked for paid per hour shifts and receive payment soon after. The pay scale is based on the job type and level of experience.
An employer can post a job on the Staff Heroes platform in less than 5 minutes and instantly screen specific candidate profiles that match the job specifications. Employers are able to view ratings and references and can immediately book temporary staff online.
The business is only charged once a shift has been completed. Staff Heroes then manages the payroll process, paying the worker directly and removing the administration burden from the employer.
Laurent Gibb, Co-Founder and CEO of Staff Heroes says:
“Staff Heroes is to the staffing sector, what Uber is to the taxi industry. We remove the need for businesses to spend time and resources on unnecessary admin and agency fees, by providing a secure, automated platform to source quality workers with ease.
“Businesses in the hospitality industry experience fluctuations in their staffing needs that can leave them exposed at the worst possible times. Our solution is to supply short-term contingent staffing to plug any gaps in their operations.
“We are empowering businesses to take control of their hiring needs via a flexible and user-friendly platform. This also benefits our heroes who will be able to identify local opportunities to engage in short-term work and earn money.”
Stats from PWC show just how big the sharing economy is predicted to grow in the next decade, with the five main sharing economy sectors, including online staffing, generating revenues of up to $335 billion by 2025.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that on any given day in the UK, 1.2 million people worked in a temporary, contract or interim assignment. With their unique end-to-end service, Staff Heroes can manage the entire sourcing, hiring and payroll process within their dedicated platform, removing the burden for businesses.