Snagajob, one of the top networks in the US for hourly work, recently announced the release of its new recruiting, scheduling and communication tool for small businesses. The comprehensive technology platform helps business owners and operators in the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries by streamlining administrative duties on a single platform, from managing shifts to removing complicated workflows and difficult user experiences.
"Running a small business presents so many unique challenges, like staffing people you trust, finding the time to keep them engaged and managing your labor costs," says Megan Overton, Head of Small Business Product Management at Snagajob. "Small business owners and managers need tools that will increase efficiency and save time. Our new solution gives employers a better way to actively communicate, manage and recruit for their business by identifying and resolving potential staffing challenges before they have the chance to impact the business."
Snagajob's new solution will save time and money for the nation's 27.9 million small businesses by preventing the daily operational disruptions that businesses face. Snagajob found that most small business owners who use manual spreadsheets spend around 10 hours a week on scheduling related activities. With the company's new workforce platform, employers can easily post a job to Snagajob's network of 80 million hourly job seekers as soon as they notice a gap in their schedule. Workers can then communicate with each other via team messaging, swap shifts and receive manager approval in minutes. The scheduling function is available at no charge for sole proprietors looking to staff and manage their businesses for additional growth.
"I love that when I post a job, I don't have to wait long for applications from people who are a great fit for my team," said Kathy Hester, owner of BakeHouse, LLC in Las Cruces, New Mexico. "The new scheduling feature is incredibly helpful, making it easier for everyone to stay up to date with our schedule. A lot of the students on my staff like the ability to trade shifts on their phone; I like that shifts are updated without disrupting my business. Plus, the team messaging keeps us all connected when it's most important. Snagajob puts the tools I need as small business owner in one place. What's better than that?"
Because service-industry businesses are experiencing the highest turnover levels in history, some with more than 100 percent staff turnover, recruiting employees and keeping them engaged can be a never-ending challenge and tremendous drain for small businesses. Snagajob expects its solution will provide remedies to these obstacles.
Edited by G. Davila