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A Closer Look at Workers Using Veryable

Veryable Editorial Team
February 17, 2021
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You’re probably wondering where the workers for an on-demand labor marketplace like ours come from. You might be thinking, if they specialize in manufacturing work, why would they be using an app to find short-term engagements at many businesses instead of working full-time at one business?

Veryable has found that workers using our platform – also known as Operators – come to the marketplace for a variety of reasons and they each bring a variety of skills with them. A very rewarding part of our work at Veryable is connecting these people to opportunities that wouldn’t exist otherwise, and allowing them to choose which skills they want to develop.

Many people don’t want to work full-time at one job because they’d prefer to use all their skills in different roles to add variety in their work week. Some workers don’t have the option to work full-time because of circumstances beyond their control. One thing Veryable Operators all have in common is that they are independent workers looking for short-term work opportunities, specifically in manufacturing and logistics.

In this article, you’ll learn why workers use Veryable, what that means for your business, what real Veryable Operators are like, and what real Operators think about their experiences.


Why do workers use Veryable?


There are two main camps using a platform like Veryable. What we’ve seen is that Operators are looking for work on Veryable to make supplemental income just as often as primary income. 

Operators are working on-demand because it allows them to use and develop a variety of skills with multiple companies. Many workers today value flexibility just as much as businesses, and now they have that option in the manufacturing and logistics space.

On average, workers using Veryable work eight days per month and prefer to bid on shorter opportunities that last for a day. A much smaller percentage shows a preference for opportunities longer than a week. Overall, Veryable Operators’ favorite things about using our platform to find work are the flexibility, daily pay, opportunities for career advancement and skills development, and the ability to set bids.

What does this mean for me?

You’ve surely worried about the quality of prospective employees before. It’s a big investment of time and money to bring on someone full-time, so naturally you would want to make sure you’re picking the right person.

With Veryable Operators, there is less investment and therefore less risk with each person you bring in, because they work on-demand for short periods of time and there are typically many workers bidding for each opportunity.

Furthermore, you can see more information about each worker so you’re more likely to choose the right workers for your business. Our rating and review system shows a comprehensive history of a worker’s performance at other businesses during their history on Veryable. By viewing an Operator’s ratings and reviews, you can get an accurate picture of who you’re inviting into your building.

Plus, compared to hiring someone full-time, the commitment and investment is much smaller for each worker you bring in with Veryable. You no longer have to go through a lengthy hiring process just to test the waters with an employee.

Think about your business. Would you rather hire and train over and over for the same position, or pull help from a set of trained workers periodically when you need them? Because workers using Veryable to find work prefer to work for just a few days at a time, that means you could have multiple workers bidding on one opportunity. This gives you the chance to try out different workers for the role and pick the ones you like. And the best part is, you get to invite them to work only when there’s work to do.

By adding the workers you like to your favorites list, which we call your labor pool, you build up a roster of workers who are trained in your operations and ready to work. A labor pool works for businesses because they don’t have to retrain the workers, and it works for Operators because they already know where the business is and how to work with them.


Who uses Veryable?

Operators are a diverse group of people. Many ages, races, and genders make up the group of hardworking individuals who use Veryable to find work.

operator snapshot

Around 40% of Operators identify as female, and around 60% identify as male. People with a wide range of ages find work using our platform. Ages 20-40 are the most popular, with 66% of operators falling in this range. Around 21% of all Operators are in their 40s and 11% are 51 years or older. 


Worker reviews of Veryable

We always love hearing stories of the Operators’ experience on our platform. Opportunities they’ve found with businesses using Veryable have made an impact on their professional and personal lives. Below are a few reviews from experienced Operators.

  • John W. of Nashville says, “My favorite Op I’ve ever worked is unloading trailers at Tire Hub. It is a very demanding and time-consuming Op and it’s always an honest day of work! I still enjoy working Ops at Tire Hub. It’s a great environment with awesome people and one of the best warehouses on the platform. My advice would be to map out your route to your Op so you can be on time. If you don’t like the Op, just stick it out cause there are more opportunities available, and remember that the business will be able to see your Veryable ratings such as attitude, performance, & reliability!”
  • Yvonne W. of Atlanta says, “The best Op I’ve ever worked was scanning mail at Access Worldwide and along with that, I’ve worked a total of 365 Ops on the Veryable platform! The highest paying Op I’ve done was $114 for 2 hours and it felt really great. The biggest advice I can give to New Operators is to always make sure to go in your Ops and be on time. This will lead to success in the long run!”
  • Carmen Antillon of Phoenix says: "I joined Veryable because my sister and I decided to return to the workforce together, and we wanted a flexible option that allowed us to work part-time and take shorter shifts of 4 hours. It's been a great way to earn some side income while accommodating our schedules. We use Veryable 2-3 days a week, primarily with Mission Linen, which has been a fantastic fit for us. Before discovering Veryable, I was working in housekeeping, and my sister was babysitting, but now we've found a much better arrangement where we can pick a business we like and stick with it. Our favorite part of Veryable is the daily pay, as we don't have to worry about when we'll get paid – it's secure and reliable. We've been so satisfied with Veryable that we tell everybody about it, and we plan to keep using it for the foreseeable future."
  • Katrina Kulhawik of Detroit says: "I heard about Veryable through another operator on the app, it seemed easy and it truly was. I've been using it ever since. It has helped me work through a pregnancy and even after. The versatility in the schedule and ability to only work when you are able/need to has been a saving grace for my family. It has given me experiences through many different industries and companies which has allowed me to strengthen my resume and work experience. It's also helped to build my confidence having something to work toward like a good rating etc I would most definitely recommend Veryable."

You might have noticed that these reviews mentioned specific businesses. Although operators are free to choose which businesses to work for at any time, it is common for Operators to work with the same business multiple times.


Working with Veryable Operators as a business

Now that you’ve learned about the workers who use Veryable to find opportunities, you might be wondering how you can connect with Operators and find the best ones to meet the needs of your business.

To start finding workers today, create your free business profile. Then you’ll be able to browse the performance-rated workers and select people who have the skills you need.

To read more about about working with Veryable Operators as a business, check out our blog: The Meritocratic Advantage of Veryable

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