Staffing Apps and Software – Backbone of the Gig Economy


Growth in Staffing Apps and Software

The role of technology is to make our lives easier. Streamlining, problem-solving and improving communication will lead us toward a greener, happier technological utopia. We may not be there yet, but in the last ten years, there has been a huge shift in investment for mobile applications.
This has continued to rise at a healthy rate and is now revolutionising our approach to staffing.
We’ve changed the way we shop, the way we work, the way we date, the way we manage our time and communicate. Our relationship with technology is stronger than ever with smartphone users spending 90% of their time on mobile apps rather than browsers.
Apps like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airbnb have disrupted the way we travel, eat, and sleep. Now we are seeing significant growth in apps designed to help ease the burdens of our working day, particularly in the events and promotional industries.

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The Surge in “Gig Economy”

Gig Economy refers to a labour market characterised by short-term, temporary or freelance work.  The increase in freelancers goes hand in hand with leaps in tech advancement.  The whole process of finding freelance work is now easier and much more rewarding.
Having a huge influence and impact on the increasingly popular “gig economy,” an estimated 5 million UK workers are employed through staffing apps and platforms.
We have replaced more traditional modes of employment with a system which offers a far more flexible working schedule, and one which many believe drives productivity and performance.
Mobile devices are the gateway to a more agile and responsive workforce, regardless of where their locations.

Scheduling, Planning and Staffing Apps for Event Industries and Promotional Agencies

Apps concerned with staffing, recruitment, scheduling, event planning, project management and ticketing, have been making waves in recent years.  

  • Trello replaces the whiteboard and helps organise and delegate tasks.  
  • HireVue is replacing the traditional interview; potential employers can ask a question and candidates can video their response in their own time.
  • Slack streamlines communication.
  • Dapulse helps you organise and share tasks.
  • Casual allows you to plan your tasks just by drawing them as a flowchart then helps you track dependencies between tasks.
  • Eventbrite allows event organizers to plan, promote, and sell across social media.  The list goes on. 

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Taking Promotional Staffing Software a step further

For the Events Industry and Promo Agencies there are particular struggles, and staffing issues are nuanced.  Managing multiple projects, a large temporary workforce, scheduling and sourcing crew used to result in hours spent scouring databases or excel spreadsheets, or on the phone chasing staff and payroll.
Liveforce acknowledged the problems faced by event planners, managers and promotional agencies, and created an app to resolve these issues.

Liveforce behind the Gig Economy

The ‘on-demand’ economy is here, and it looks like it’s staying. With more and more freelancers, crew and promotional staff to manage, an interactive powerful and flexible app will drive productivity. Liveforce makes working in the events and promo industries easier to manage for both organisers and the temporary workforce, ultimately enriching the customer experience.  
The future of events and promotional planning lies in the development of apps with seamless integration and good user experience; don’t be left behind, try a Liveforce demo today.

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