Using Gig Economy Technology to Transform Frontline Labor

Jason Radisson, Founder and CEO of Sh1ft

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Sh1ft (pronounced Shift One) is transforming frontline labor. By expanding on the power of the gig economy, the company has created a platform that gives individuals all the tools and resources to find frontline jobs in high-demand fields, while giving employers the labor force they need.

But it's about so much more than connecting people with jobs.

Founder and CEO Jason Radisson is a champion for leveraging technology to make lives better - and now he's applying it to a field that has needed disruption for a long time - HR. His team at Sh1ft founded the company on a mission to "inspire and develop the blue-collar workforce of tomorrow.”

In this episode, we learn about how Sh1ft has taken the foundations of the gig economy and applied them to multiple frontline industries, like warehousing, logistics, distribution, healthcare and manufacturing. The platform is designed to help individuals access quality, stable jobs that can jumpstart a career, while employers have the benefit of data-driven HR tools that can optimize their personnel investments.

3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. HR technology needs a major disruption: Many companies are using ERP-type systems to manage personnel, but there's better solutions out there. Jason's entrepreneurial background has focused on taking technology from one market and applying it in a market that hasn't seen that tech before, but could greatly benefit from it. That's where we stand with Sh1ft and the frontline labor market: a technology that benefits both employer and employee.
  2. Workers can benefit from gig economy tech that can help them find a solid career path: Traditionally, the gig economy has enabled workers to get access to quick, flexible jobs, like Uber drivers. But many of these individuals want more steady, stable careers that offer the same flexibility. That's where Sh1ft comes in. By offering benefits and support from day 1, individuals can start a career with a few clicks on an app that can help them navigate through training, education, and finding the right career path in high-demand industries.
  3. Data-driven HR technology can help employers optimize their personnel planning: Employers get the benefit of real-time data on their workforce. They can now connect their production schedule with their personnel schedule to optimize their roster in real-time. The app can monitor an individual's productivity, schedule the optimal team for the job at hand, and avoid unnecessary overtime and overscheduling.


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