Staff Safely in the Era of Social Distancing with JobStack

See how JobStack can help you staff safely and how it can help to alleviate some of the business challenges you may be experiencing today.

February 5, 2021

At PeopleReady, the health and safety of all our stakeholders is our top priority. That’s why we encourage you now more than ever to take advantage of our mobile app, JobStack, which allows you to safely access the workers you need digitally, 24/7.

JobStack, has over 50,000 qualified workers looking for jobs daily and fills a job every 9 seconds –giving you the agility to get your team together when emergencies pop up.

In this webinar Rick Betori, SVP Operations and Innovation and Nichole Knight, JobStack Business Product Manager, will demonstrate how JobStack can help you staff safely and how it can help to alleviate some of the challenges you may be experiencing today, including:

*Urgent staffing needs that come up outside the traditional 9-5.
*Having trust in the on-demand workers coming for your shifts and knowing they are healthy.
*Not wanting to have to deal with the exchanging of paperwork.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About JobStack

No matter what industry you’re in, JobStack makes finding and keeping top workers easier than ever. Take it from some of our great customers.

January 20, 2021

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We know you’re busy. Your day is already packed from start to finish—and when you add in the time and energy it takes to make sure you’re staffed to get the job done, your list just gets longer. Our mobile app JobStack alleviates a lot of that pressure, but don’t just take it from us.

PeopleReady went directly to our customers to find out how they’re using JobStack, and why they keep coming back to it.

Quality Matters

With JobStack, after a worker completes a job, the customer is prompted to rate their performance within the app. It’s a convenient way to give feedback and also makes it easier to request the same strong performers for future gigs. According to the data, JobStack is bringing customers the right workers:

  • On a scale from 1-5, 66% of customers give their works a 5, the best possible score.
  • Another 21% rate their workers a “4.”
  • The overall average score of workers ordered through JobStack is a 4.5.

JobStack Makes Ordering Easy

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I like that I can approve hours and submit orders even when I am not at my desk. With all the emails that come back and forth on a daily basis, the app cuts down on communication with the branch, and I can just log in on the app to enter what I need. 

Lisa Ashley, Human Resources Generalist, Twincraft Skincare

Of the top reasons customers chose to use JobStack, the ease of ordering was the clear winner. The ability to put out a call for workers from the phone you (probably always) have in your hand takes convenience to a new level.

A One-Stop Shop

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When you look at the top challenges JobStack has helped customers overcome, you can’t help but notice that they are varied. Half of users consider the ability to place orders yourself the top challenge they overcame, but not far behind is eliminating paperwork, inviting back top performers, and placing orders at any time. This variety is a prime example that JobStack simplifies all aspects of the hiring process.

[JobStack] has made it so much easier for our admins to handle payment after the job; no more trying to find where time cards went or confirm accuracy since we are able to submit hours before even leaving the job site. Being able to have more control over our orders with the app has been a great time saver and helps keep us organized with our multiple jobs.

Valued Customer, Event Specialist, Ampa Entertainment, Inc.

JobStack Saves Time

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JobStack customers cited saving time as the top benefit of using the app. When you can do everything from placing orders to approving time cards from your phone, you end up saving more time than you thought possible.

Since I own a small company and schedules change at the last minute, JobStack allows me to work my hours (24/7) without having to worry about getting someone on the phone to discuss [staffing] needs. I really like knowing whom to expect to show up before the beginning of the project.

Larry D’Apice, Owner, Phoenix Contract of York, Inc.

No matter what industry you’re in, JobStack makes finding and keeping top workers easier than ever. Take it from our great customers: whatever you need to do to keep your business moving forward, you can do with JobStack.

Keep Your Workers Safe This Winter with JobStack

Avoid long-term safety and legal issues for your business with these important safety tips for the winter season.

January 17, 2021

In many states, winter brings icy roads, dangerous conditions, and slippery surfaces—and many an opportunity to catch a cold (or worse). Now more than ever, you must have a plan for your operations and workforce during these times.

Fortunately, OSHA is serious about informing businesses and workers on how to prepare for inclement winter weather and helping to ensure safety throughout the season. Their helpful recommendations are the best way to protect your workers and your business:

Promote Safe Driving

If your employees commute to your job site, make sure you promote safe driving. Remind your workers about checking vehicle systems, from their brakes to the oil—particularly if they are operating any type of machinery on site. Include emergency kits within each of your work vehicles as well, complete with all recommended items including: 

  • Cellphone or two-way radio
  • Windshield ice scraper
  • Snowbrush
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Shovel
  • Tow chain
  • Traction aids (bag of sand or cat litter)
  • Emergency flares
  • Jumper cables
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Road maps
  • Blankets, change of clothes

Educate on Cold Stress

Learn the different types of cold stress from hypothermia to frostbite to immersion and how to recognize conditions that can lead to cold stress and cold stress symptoms. You’ll also need to know how to prevent cold stress and treat those who are affected, and the proper clothing for inclement weather. Then, make sure you educate your team on these same things.

Workers should know how to recognize symptoms of cold stress so they know how to treat it. Cold stress may look different depending on weather conditions, whether it’s extreme cold, near-freezing temperatures, or even increased wind speed.  

Common Risk Factors for Cold Stress

  • Wetness/dampness, dressing improperly and exhaustion
  • Preexisting health conditions such as hypertension, hypothyroidism, and diabetes
  • Poor physical conditioning or preparation
  • Read more in OSHA’s Cold Stress Guide.

Address the Conditions

Although it may be tempting to brush off potential dangerous conditions in favor of getting the job done in time, it’s not worth risking long-term safety and legal issues. Be sure you prepare the job site and anyone working on the job site for safety, including but not limited to clearing snow and ice from walkways, spreading deicer, ensuring all mechanics are winter-proofed with proper maintenance and providing adequate fall protection.

If the job site is simply too dangerous or risks too high for work, postpone the job and help your workers understand the importance of safety. If workers have a high risk of getting to your job site, consider allowing them time off or the opportunity to make up the time when conditions are safer. 

Rather than risk losing someone on your team to sick days or injury, get hands on deck that are healthy, ready, and can get to you without putting their safety in jeopardy. This is when a staffing partner like PeopleReady helps—and can provide you with the workers you need to get the job done, no matter the forecast.

Tips for Tackling After-Hour Work with JobStack

You get an urgent call from a customer requesting more workers at the job site. See how PeopleReady can help support your staffing efforts quickly and easily.

It’s 6 p.m. and after closing up shop, you’re finally ready to head home for the day. Just as you’re about to walk out the door, you get an urgent call from a customer. They have an urgent need that affects your job site.

How often do you find yourself working after hours? Sometimes it’s inevitable. In fact, 85.8% of men and 66.5% of women in the United States are working overtime. If you’re in this majority, here are some tips for tackling after-hours work.

Create a Plan

Taking work home with you can mean stress and distractions. A plan will help you stay on task as opposed to juggling work and your personal life. Make sure your plan indicates where you’ll be working, and create a work space at home will help keep you in a work mindset. There are likely to be distractions, so make sure to work in breaks as well.

Tackle What You Can

Always start with the most urgent tasks. If you know you need to complete a task on the jobsite by 7 a.m., tackle that first. The later it gets in the evening, the more likely it is that the other people you rely on will be offline. Always set a non-negotiable time where you put away your work. This will help you prioritize what you can get done before bed.

Partner When Possible

Look for partners who offer around-the-clock help. PeopleReady offers staffing solutions 24/7. Remember, always start with the most urgent tasks. With PeopleReady and JobStack, you’re able to place staffing orders from anywhere, at any time. This helps you get the help you need quickly, giving you more time to focus on more complicated tasks.

PeopleReady’s App, JobStack, Helps You Staff Safely

The staffing leader’s app wins silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for connecting people with essential work.

January 9, 2021

The fast-evolving COVID-19 outbreak has impacted businesses in a variety of industries in ways that our country has never seen before. What also has become apparent is the need for and value of essential workers to keep operations running smoothly. But how can you make sure you have access to these workers in a way that keeps both your business and workers safe?

Especially in today’s unpredictable climate, you might have emergency staffing needs pop up and need shifts filled quickly for the next day.

That’s why we encourage you now more than ever to take advantage of PeopleReady’s app, JobStack, which allows you to safely access the workers you need digitally, 24/7. With JobStack, you no longer need to call or visit the branch. Instead, you have full access and transparency into your orders and order history through the app.

JobStack, which features over 50,000 qualified workers looking for jobs daily and fills a job every 9 seconds, gives you the agility to get your team together when emergencies pop up. JobStack has something for everyone, and you can utilize it for much more than just requesting temporary staff. The great thing about JobStack is that you can use it in a way that works for you.

With JobStack you can do all of the following from within the app:

  • Submit orders.
  • Receive real-time notifications when your workers arrive at the job site.
  • Submit hours.
  • Rate workers.

We remain committed to providing you the support you need, while doing all that we can to ensure your safety and the safety of workplace.

Staff safely. Learn more about JobStack and PeopleReady today.

What Mobile Apps Mean For the Future of Blue-Collar Staffing

Businesses around the world and in every industry have seen staffing apps become the easiest and most efficient way to hire staff on a flexible basis. See what PeopleReady’s app, JobStack, can do for you.

October 18, 2020

How JobStack Connects You with Today’s Workers

Businesses around the world and in every industry have seen staffing apps become the easiest and most efficient way to hire staff on a flexible basis. See what PeopleReady’s app, JobStack, can do for you.

How JobStack Connects You with Today's Workers

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Why PeopleReady + JobStack Is the Best of Both Worlds

Every year, businesses aim to find apps and other software solutions that can help boost their staffing efforts and increase productivity. See how JobStack is a cut above the rest.

September 15, 2020
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Finding the right temporary talent to help your business succeed takes a lot of time and energy, but is crucial to getting the work done right while meeting your deadlines. Still, however crucial it may be, the day-to-day demands of running a business tend to get in the way if you don’t make your search a top priority. The good news is, you don’t have to do it all on your own. A staffing company can help. If you’ve ever worked with a staffing company before or considered using one, you know there are A LOT of options out there for you to pick from. And choosing the wrong partner can end up having a negative impact on your business.

So how do you choose the right staffing partner for your specific business needs?

Many companies turn to full-service staffing partners, as they act as a one-stop shop, combining the benefits of traditional and app-based staffing firms into one. Not only do you get convenient access to talent and the control to build your team the way you want it, but you also have local support when you need it.

PeopleReady is a full-service staffing partner that gets it. That’s why we created our app, JobStack. JobStack allows you to manage your on-demand staff at any time, from wherever you are. But we understand that the experience of working with an app-based staffing provider can feel impersonal at times. Sometimes you want local support for your specific needs, and that’s where our PeopleReady branch teams come in. They will help you every step of the way so that you can better manage your on-demand workforce.

A full-service staffing firm can also help ensure that the workers showing up to your job site have  necessary to get the job done right and that they are screened properly for specific compliance and safety regulations. PeopleReady is no exception. Every PeopleReady | JobStack worker is verified as eligible to work and is properly documented. We even provide behavioral, drug, and background screenings upon request.

PeopleReady offers the best of both worlds: 24/7 access via JobStack along with the option to triage immediate issues with a member of one of our branch teams when you need that personal support.

So what are you waiting for? Download JobStack or request to talk to someone on the PeopleReady team today to take control of your staffing needs.

You can also download this infographic to learn more about how you can use JobStack to manage your workforce.

Schwan’s Home Service Relies on JobStack’s Easy Setup and 24/7 Service

Schwan’s Home Service relies on PeopleReady’s JobStack app and its easy setup and 24/7 service to fill their staffing needs. See how we do it.

April 30, 2020

CHALLENGES

As the largest direct-to-home frozen food delivery provider in the United States, Schwan’s Home Services knows having reliable route delivery personnel is of paramount importance. JobStack has helped Schwan’s overcome the challenges of finding qualified workers, filling last-minute orders, and easy timecard approval.

USE CASE

Schwan’s Home Service uses JobStack as their mobile staffing solution partner because of how easy JobStack is to set up and use, and because they consider a local footprint and expertise as the most important features in a staffing partner. They also appreciate the ability to watch orders fill in real time, place orders after hours and rate workers and invite them back, as well as the flexibility to manage orders either on mobile or through the online portal.

RESULTS

Schwan’s Home Service has been able to achieve the following results with JobStack:

  • Job fill rate has increased by over 75% since using JobStack.
  • Orders are filled 50% faster by utilizing JobStack.

JobStack is a flexible workforce solution for managing your on-demand workforce anytime and anywhere. With over 40,000 active workers daily, you can connect with qualified talent immediately. Our solution was built with customers in mind allowing them to place orders from any device, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more at PeopleReady.com/JobStack.

“JobStack can be set up in just a few seconds. It is very important to me that I can see who is coming, submit hours and do everything right on my phone.”

Nate Sumpter, Logistics Manager, Schwan’s Home Service | Illiana

The Reality of AI and Today’s Worker

While technology has revolutionized how we work, there is still more innovation to come. See what it means for the success of your business.

October 5, 2019

What Technology Means for the Future of Your Business

Technology is changing the landscape of work in every industry, and we all need to adapt and take advantage of the opportunities that it’s bringing. While automation and AI have gradually revolutionized how we work, there is still more innovation to come.

Download this guide to explore how technology is affecting the workplace.

What Technology Means for the Future of Your Business

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5 Ways Your Company Can Benefit from Mobile Apps

Check out the five ways that taking advantage of mobile apps like PeopleReady’s app, JobStack, can help your business thrive.

August 5, 2019

Use Tech to Get Access to New Talent

If you only use one piece of technology throughout your day, it’s most likely your phone. And if you have a smartphone, there’s a good chance you also use mobile apps. They account for over 90% of internet time spent on smartphones. It’s clear we all see the benefit of using mobile apps, but are you utilizing them to make your life at work easier?

You may think your company is either too large, or too small to reap the benefits of implementing tech tools like an app. But no matter the size of your business, using the right technology can be a game changer.

In this webinar, Big or Small, 5 Ways Your Company Can Benefit from Mobile Apps, PeopleReady’s, Jason-Michael Thompson, JobStack Business Product Manager, will go over 5 ways taking advantage of mobile apps can help your business thrive.

Use Tech to Get Access to New Talent

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PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put more than 490,000 people to work in 2020.