Rocket Internet starts on-demand staffing platform UShift in Singapore
Singapore, January 10th, 2017 – UShift (www.ushift.com.sg) has announced its start in Southeast Asia today. The Singapore based company provides a platform that matches hourly workers with employers in a fast and convenient way. Ushift is part of the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a Joint Venture between Rocket Internet and Ooredoo.
Ushift focuses on industries with a fluctuating demand for staff – such as the hospitality sector, event agencies or retail stores. Employees create a profile with professional experience, education and availability. In addition the profile includes also a 1 Minute video workers can upload to introduce themselves. This way, Ushift reduces the time companies need to interview possible candidates. Employers can list shift requests on Ushift and receive via an algorithm the most suitable shift provider from the database. All workers are carefully vetted and background checked to ensure the best possible experience. The wage per hour is up to negotiation between the employer and worker.
“There are lots of different job listing platforms out there but when you are looking for short term jobs, there is no place to go. The usual hiring process can take up to several weeks. If you manage a restaurant during high season, you might need from the next day on up to ten additional waiters to meet the workload. Ushift allows its clients to find the right candidates in a fast and convenient way”, says co-founder Robinson Blanckaert.
Unlike traditional recruiting agencies, Ushift is not taking any commission. The worker receives the full amount a company pays. Through the platform hourly workers as for example students have great access to a network of partners and don’t have to scroll hundreds of job postings to get hired.
“We are excited to start a new business in Singapore. The market for on-demand staffing is growing and with Ushift, we now have a convenient solution that will make the life for companies and hourly workers easier. ”, says Hanno Stegmann, CEO of APACIG.