In response to the growing gig economy, FastCo recently launched a “workforce as a service” platform in Singapore.
Called FastGig, the easy-to-use platform helps to match qualified, flexible workers with verified businesses looking to quickly scale up their workforce, especially during seasonal peaks.
Once they are registered, users can select job listings via available locations and timeslots on a day-to-day basis. This allows them to better plan their schedules, choosing to work according to their availability and convenience.
Besides that, users only need to scan a QR code at their work locations through the FastGig app to clock in their hours instead of manually filling in timesheets. They will then be paid directly on a weekly basis.
Automating timesheets and payment processing also benefits businesses that list jobs on FastGig.
Instead of processing individual payments to the gig workers, businesses just need to pay FastGig a lump sum regularly to pay out wages. If a user does not show up for work, FastGig can push out shifts urgently, helping businesses maximise the chances of securing last-minute workers.
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Many brands have used FastGig to bridge their staffing gap, fulfilling over 160,000 manhours to date. NTUC FairPrice, Domino's Pizza Singapore and Phoon Huat, for instance, leveraged the platform to scale their operations during seasonal peaks.
Michelle Tan, human resource manager at Phoon Huat, shares: "Our Warehouse and Production departments were struggling to fill vacated positions when many of our China workers left to go back home due to the Pandemic in 2021.”
“FastGig has been very efficient and never once failed to supply us with the daily required workers to address our manpower challenges [even during the Christmas and Lunar New Year periods]. We are so thankful for their dedication and professionalism and will not hesitate to recommend their services to any company," she adds.
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Julian Tan, founder & CEO of FastCo, says: “Leveraging on the solid foundation of FastJobs, we have created a robust platform that will allow for greater job flexibility for both workers and businesses. We believe FastGig will thoroughly transform Singapore’s gig economy. The convenience of FastGig will create equal access to job opportunities, thus redefining meaningful work for everyone.”