Staff Heroes shake up temporary hospitality staff recruitment
A new recruitment platform, Staff Heroes, hopes to shake up the market for temporary hospitality staff in the same way Uber has disrupted the norm in the taxi sector.
According to its founders, the new start-up is designed to specifically address the difficulties that the hospitality industry faces when looking for short term workers and help with contingency staffing needs by providing 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 service is currently London focused, with 1000 hospitality professionals registered in the first month since launch. Individually vetted by Staff Heroes, their skillsets range from silver service waiters to sous chefs and bar staff to housekeeping. 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. They can then view ratings and references and can immediately book temporary staff online.
Heroes can be booked for paid per hour shifts and the pay scale is based on the job type and level of experience. The business is only charged once a shift has been completed. and the staff receive payment soon after. Staff Heroes 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.”