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Revolutionize Your Overnight Operations with On-Demand Labor

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Veryable Editorial Team
May 29, 2024
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Many manufacturing and distribution companies operate 24/7, requiring 3rd or overnight shifts to ensure continuous operations.

While there are many benefits to operating around the clock, the unconventional hours make finding qualified workers to work these shifts significantly more challenging, and this often results in staffing shortages and accumulating backlog. Night work is simply less appealing than other shifts because of the physical toll it takes on a worker and the time away from family and friends it requires.

Users of Veryable’s on-demand marketplace are not having these problems though and in this blog article, we’ll cover how and why these businesses are effectively able to fill these “hard to fill” shifts sometimes just hours in advance by tapping into their on-demand labor pools.

*Note: these results aren’t unique to these businesses either, and our data actually shows that op fill rates are slightly higher on these "hard-to-fill" shifts.

Why is this? One of the many reasons Veryable operators are attracted to the platform is for the flexibility it gives them with being able to choose when and where to work. Many operators have unique schedules or situations that don’t allow them to work a conventional 9-5 shift each day, nor do they want to completely burn themselves out or miss out on important life events by working full-time night shifts. Being able to pick up an occasional night shift a few days per week to align with their schedule is a far more attractive option for numerous reasons.

Furthermore, the meritocratic nature of the Veryable platform where operators are rated on attitude, safety, and quality for each op incentivizes them to excel and weeds out the ones that don’t. Veryable also calculates a reliability score for each operator which shows how reliable they are when it comes to actually attending ops. With many businesses using platform features like autofill to set parameters for the minimum operator rating they will accept, operators with poor ratings will have significantly fewer opportunities to bid on.

Veryable operators understand this, and as a result they won’t bid on ops unless they are confident in their ability to show up on-time and meet the expectations of the business.  

ADAC Automotive

"If we start the day at 7 am, and we realize that we don't have enough labor on first shift to to get parts out the door, that means we need to try to reinforce 2nd or 3rd shift, traditionally you don't have those opportunities to bring in talent on a same day basis... we did it with Veryable the first time we tried it."

-HR Manager

The unpredictable nature of the automotive industry makes accurately forecasting labor needs nearly impossible, however with an on-demand labor pool at the ready, ADAC Automotive can quickly find skilled operators, often with just a three to four hour lead time. This helps ensure smooth, uninterrupted operations so they can deliver to their customers on-time and maintain their place in the industry as a preferred manufacturer.


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United Plastics Group

"We've had some really good results with Veryable on that 3rd shift. If I come in in the morning and I heard that 3rd shift maybe had a large order added onto them... and so then now they have an increased need for for operators, like the next day. Then I can go onto the platform and I can create those ops and have the positions filled in a matter of typically hours."

-UPG Plant Manager

Full-service plastic manufacturer United Plastics Group (UPG) used to struggle to find reliable workers to support operations during their 3rd shift which runs from 11PM-7AM. With a labor pool however, UPG is able to scale 1:1 to meet demand in a matter of hours, which has helped them deliver on-time for their customers and retain their position as an industry-leading plastic molding OEM manufacturer.

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Conclusion

While many manufacturers and distributors struggle to find reliable workers to fuel their overnight operations, users of Veryable's on-demand marketplace aren't having these issues. The self-correcting ecosystem nature of the platform's rating and review system combined with the multitude of skilled and vetted workers looking for flexible work opportunities provides a game-changing solution for companies with 24/7 operations who need the ability to bring in extra workers on short notice.

With over 650k operators in our nationwide network and 26% of ops posted for night and weekend shifts, you can always find the right workers to keep your operations running no matter what time you might need them.

Log into your business portal or contact your local office today to get started.

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