Gig-Style Scheduling for retailers? Discover the win-win solution to cover all your shifts while attracting and retaining workers

Labor shortages and associate retention are just two examples of the issues retailers face in today’s ever-changing environment. Introducing Gig-Style Scheduling, a ground-breaking new solution you can put into immediate practice to effectively address labor challenges and cover staffing needs across your organization!

Optimally utilize your workforce

Enhanced access to associate pool across your business improves utilization and costs

Enhanced access to associate pool across your business improves utilization and costs

Improve service levels, delivery and customer satisfaction

Adequate resources enables coverage of all hours needed to deliver your differentiating service and offerings

Adequate resources enables coverage of all hours needed to deliver your differentiating service and offerings

Attract and retain talent while improving associate engagement

Flexibility to earn extra income without recurring scheduling commitment appeals to many workers’ lifestyles

Flexibility to earn extra income without recurring scheduling commitment appeals to many workers’ lifestyles

What is it?

Logile Gig-Style Scheduling uniquely adapts the successful ride-share gig and crowdsource model to work in the retail operational environment. Using Logile’s solution, Gig and Crowdsource workers are defined as follows:

  • Gig workers: Gig workers are company employees who request gig status approval for eligibility to work shifts at stores outside of their home and borrowed stores/departments. They retain their primary status at their home store/s and departments. If approved for gig status at other locations, they can view and bid on shifts at those locations when managers open shifts to gig workers—without committing to a recurring schedule at the gig locations.
  • Crowdsource workers: Unlike gig workers, crowdsource workers are not company employees. They are vetted and onboarded individuals preapproved by the retailer to bid on shifts for specific roles, departments and stores if managers open those shifts to crowdsource status.

How does it work?

Gig-Style Scheduling is available in Logile’s industry-leading Employee Scheduling solution and accessed via our Employee Self-Service Connect mobile app. If retailers are unable to adequately schedule all store needs within the departments’ normal labor resources, they can create open shifts eligible for bidding by approved gig and/or crowdsource workers to effectively expand the associate pool for shift coverage.

“Retailers have increasingly been challenged to cover labor hours and retain talent. Logile operationalizing Gig-Style Scheduling for the retail environment is an exciting prospect. Easy implementation with its simple request, approval and bidding process along with automatic application of scheduling rules and workflow to gig and crowdsource workers should facilitate adoption.”

Tom Henry, Chief Data Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Schnuck Markets, Inc.

“Innovation and results have been common threads in the Northgate and Logile partnership over the years. We applaud Logile’s pioneering new approach to labor scheduling and staffing and recognize the potential Gig-Style Scheduling presents in combatting current challenges while helping to futureproof operational practices. It brings a whole new strategic perspective and another valuable tool to the retailer’s arsenal.”

Tom Herman, Chief Strategy Officer, Northgate Market

“Vallarta continues to extend our partnership with Logile in part because of their impressive dedication to innovation and industry leadership. Logile’s unique Gig-Style Scheduling vision holds much promise as a supplemental strategy to meet labor needs while delighting workers—especially at a time when staffing shortages are a critical concern for many retailers.”

Steve Netherton, CIO and Vice President of Continuous Improvement, Vallarta Supermarkets

Retain full control while preserving your rules and mandates

Store and department managers retain full discretion to decide if and when to open shifts to gig or crowdsource workers. Logile Employee Scheduling ensures seamless continuity of corporate and regulatory compliance by automatically applying the retailer’s customized workflow, company rules and mandates to all gig and crowdsource workers in the system.

  • Automatically apply all scheduling rules
  • Supports feedback and performance ratings
  • Supports same-day pay

Futureproof your operations today and gain a new approach to labor staffing!

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