Life is unpredictable. We all have come face to face with this fact at one point or another. While there can be beauty found in some surprises, there is nothing pretty about washing dishes in a shirt and tie because your washer decided not to show up that day. Welcome to hospitality staffing.
The ongoing rapid growth of the gig economy is changing the future of work and redefining the work-life experience. With smartphones as a constant companion, workers have the freedom to move seamlessly from gig to gig. Recent research from Intuit forecasts that by 2021 the gig economy will surge, resulting in 9.2 million Americans joining the gig workforce. With this continued uptick in the gig economy, gig workers will quickly outnumber jobs within the finance and construction sectors, respectively. The future of the gig economy is strong thanks in part to pioneering companies like Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit who helped to reimagine the workforce, and now the hospitality industry will benefit from this same shift. This trend is driven in part by the fact that more people are opting to join the on-demand workforce which is characterized by temporary or short-term gigs as opposed to working a traditional day job.