HireHand has noted what they call a "worrying" increase in lacking employment - and in turn, they're looking for funding to help boost their recruiting platform and bridge the gap.
UK employment is at a record high but the increasing prevalence of short-term and zero-hours contracts has created a growing number of workers falling short of sufficient regular earnings to make ends meet, according to HireHand Founder Scott Erwin.
Erwin, who is also the CEO of the recruitment platform, said he developed HireHand to help workers on incoherent shift patterns fill gaps in their schedules to boost earnings.
HireHand also works with companies, particularly in the food and drink sector, looking for staff at short notice or to fill gaps in rotas.
The firm, launched in 2015, has grown in the UK by predominantly working with street food businesses and restaurants such as Ottolenghi, Rosa’s Thai and Bao.
But now the fast-growing business has set its sights on expansion into New York and into the construction sector to cater a desire for greater short-notice staffing.
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