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When On-Demand Labor Is A Good Fit

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Veryable Editorial Team
November 11, 2022
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Is your business facing peak sales seasons, a revolving door of full time employees, or projects that seem to pop up out of nowhere?

Sounds like you might need some extra help. 

On-demand labor is good for supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing companies that are facing volatility in any part of their day-to-day operations. If this sounds like it could be your business but you’re still not sure, keep reading to find out if on-demand labor is a good fit:

If your company meets any of the following criteria, check out Veryable:

 

Fluctuating Demand

Although demand typically has to do with incoming business, there are a few areas you may be facing a variety of demand in.

  • Your incoming orders

Facing a steady increase in orders ensures that you will be need more and more help fulfilling orders as time goes on. Get ahead of the curve now so you never fall behind.

  • Your workforce

Life happens, and for one reason or another, people move on from their jobs. If you’re facing high turnover or a lack of promising full-timers, the solution may be found in on-demand.

 

Utilization Issues

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If there’s too much to do and not enough people to do it, are your best workers where they need to be?

  • What happens if your machine stops running?

You want your best machinist operating the same machine for eight hours– but what if they have to spend a total of three hours fixing it? Extra hands on deck ensure specialized workers can stay specialized. Bring on-demand workers in to assist with repairs, or pick up work that probably shouldn’t have been assigned to specialists in the first place.

  • Promotions

Like any other career, a full-time employee who shows promise and potential should have the opportunity to upskill and take on new challenges. Tasks that were previously assigned to a worker like this one can be taken on by on-demand help. 

 

Seasonal Demand

Do you have a peak sales season? Maybe seasonality plays into it, but there could also be other reasons:

  • Holidays

In consumer products, the most profitable times of the year are typically right around Labor Day, Christmas, 4th of July, and Memorial Day. Getting some extra hands in your warehouse to fulfill orders or to alleviate your full-time team of smaller tasks can ensure your holidays run smoothly, and that your customers are well taken care of.

  • Brand specific events

Maybe you release a new product once a year, and your community is thrilled to get their hands on it. Maybe your “Christmas in July” sale is something your audience looks forward to all year. If this hype lasts a month and then dissipates as soon as the sale has ended or initial inventories have depleted, you wouldn’t need to hire more full-timers to handle the order influx, and could easily opt for on-demand labor instead.

 

Project-Based Demand

Let’s say a one-time project turned out to be on a bigger scale than you originally planned for.

  • Scale up, scale down

As your project progresses and your plans take shape, easily rely on on-demand workers to be there on the days with the heaviest workload.

  • Decrease overtime and burnout

You can work your team overtime and pay time and a half– risking burning out your best team members, but this option still means you run the risk of not catching up on time, and having to extend production time anyways.

  • Tap into your Labor Pool

If you’ve already used on-demand labor for other reasons, but now have a large-scale project coming up, now would be the best time to tap into your Labor Pool of skilled operators.

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