GLORIA DAWSON — Nation’s Restaurant News, May 2, 2019 |
In this in-depth report, Nation’s Restaurant News looks at the changing workforce and how restaurants can keep up.
The gig economy has helped usher in new technologies that have helped companies like UberEats and Grubhub flourish. Now startups, like the three apps below, are using the same sort of tech to help restaurants find quality workers.
Coordinating part-time workers
As ShiftPixy co-founder and CEO Scott Absher sees it, the restaurant industry is now competing for workers with gig economy companies, so his app helps operators connect to these workers in the same way the Ubers of the world do. Operators list shifts and workers sign up, and ShiftPixy helps operators coordinate shifts for their part-time workers. The app gives workers the same sort of control over their schedule as they have with other gig platforms, said Absher. For now, workers are submitted to ShiftPixy by operators, but soon the company plans to help local operators work together to share their part-time workers. Many of the workers hired through ShiftPixy are drivers and, notes Absher, the next release from ShiftPixy will be a driver management system, enabling restaurants to further compete in the gig economy space, particularly with third-party delivery apps.
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