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Steven Calhoun


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Can You Hire Workers from an On-Demand Labor Platform?

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 16, 2021 1:49:18 PM

So you’ve started using on-demand labor and found a worker you are particularly impressed by. You might be asking yourself if it’s okay to hire this person, or if it will cost you anything to do so. 

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Six Mistakes Businesses Make with On-Demand Labor (And How to Fix Them)

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 15, 2021 4:00:00 PM

Sometimes businesses aren’t seeing the results they wanted from on-demand labor. While some things are certainly out of your control, we know that there are best practices that you can follow to be sure you’re doing everything to get the performance you want.

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What Skilled Work Can Veryable Operators Do?

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 8, 2021 4:30:00 PM

So you’ve heard of on-demand labor, and you’re almost ready to try it out, but first you want to know what type of work these workers can actually do. Maybe you’re looking for specialized workers, but you don’t have a need often enough to hire someone full-time. Or maybe you’re looking to support your existing skilled workers by bringing in workers to help with setup and cleanup tasks.

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How Does On-Demand Labor Impact Full-Time Employees?

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 7, 2021 3:55:43 PM

If your company regularly gives out overtime and your workers have come to expect it, you might be hesitant to adopt any solution that would wipe this away for fear that your employees would get upset about their lost income and quit. Likewise, if you’re already having employee satisfaction problems, you might hesitate to test the waters with any labor solution that might cause concern about job security.

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Pros & Cons of Picking New, Unrated Operators

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM

So you’ve logged into Veryable, seen bids on your Op, and you’re wondering if you should pick the “Ready to Work” Operators without any ratings yet. Maybe you asked yourself, “Are they a risky pick? How often do new workers turn out to be reliable?”

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How Quickly Can I Build a Labor Pool? (Timeline + Outcomes)

By Steven Calhoun on Mar 31, 2021 10:45:00 AM

Once you heard of on-demand labor and the concept of a labor pool, your next thought was probably something along the lines of “That sounds great, but how long does it take?”

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How Fast Can You Find Workers with On-Demand Labor?

By Steven Calhoun on Mar 24, 2021 3:15:00 PM

A big question many managers have when they hear of on-demand labor is if it really means workers will show up at the push of a button. 

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Average Manufacturing Wages for Dallas, TX in 2021

By Steven Calhoun on Mar 18, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Do you ever wonder if what you’re paying workers is why they never seem to stick around?

Maintaining a strong team is hard enough without workers leaving for better pay down the street. Maybe you’ve started to consider changing the compensation you offer, but it’s a big headache to figure out what’s fair or even competitive. That’s why we’ve gathered the average manufacturing and logistics wages for Dallas, Texas in the most common roles in these industries. 

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If I Build a Labor Pool, Can I Stop Hiring?

By Steven Calhoun on Mar 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

When someone first hears about on-demand labor and the concept of a labor pool, they often think they can get out of the hiring game for good. It can be confusing at first when you’re trying to balance managing your full-time workforce and building a flexible labor pool alongside it, so the temptation is to just choose one or the other. We get asked if people should stop hiring completely once they build their labor pool to a large enough size to cover all their work. 

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Average Manufacturing Wages for Houston, TX in 2021

By Steven Calhoun on Mar 11, 2021 10:51:00 AM

Do you ever wonder if what you’re paying workers is why they never seem to stick around?

Maintaining a strong team is hard enough without workers leaving for better pay down the street. Maybe you’ve started to consider changing the compensation you offer, but it’s a big headache to figure out what’s fair or even competitive. That’s why we’ve gathered the average manufacturing and logistics wages for Houston, Texas in the most common roles in these industries.