"Embracing on-demand mobile worker platforms like WeGoLook can help enterprise clients fill employment gaps and supplement their current workforces." - Robin Smith, CEO WeGoLook
Independent work is on the rise in the U.S., with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
More than 40% of the American workforce, or 60 million people, will be independent workers by 2020, according to a recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
At WeGoLook, we connect our enterprise clients with our over 30,000 strong on-demand gig workforce, so we are acutely aware of this growing trend.
Furthermore, most of these independent workers are highly trained experts in their fields who choose to work as contractors. Given the flexibility and autonomy of project-based work, it’s no surprise that many high-caliber executives prefer to work as independent consultants.
The Power of On-Demand Workforces
Although consulting work isn’t a new concept, the barriers to entry have been lowered with the adoption of the gig economy and the creation of new digital platforms to connect companies with top talent.
While the usual suspects like Uber, WeGoLook, TaskRabbit, and Airbnb have served peer-to-peer (P2P) markets in the gig economy, companies are beginning to recognize the power of on-demand workforces in the B2B space.
WeGoLook: A B2B Gig Economy Platform
WeGoLook, also referred to as the “Uber of Inspections,” is a digital platform that allows businesses and individuals to collect and verify information.
These asset verification tasks include property and automotive inspections, notary services, and insurance claims, among others. With WeGoLook, consumers and companies can leverage a major mobile workforce across North America.
By outsourcing asset verification tasks, enterprises can provide faster and more cost-efficient services to their customers.
WeGoLook: The Ideal Insurance Partner
A network of on-demand Lookers has the potential to impact several industries, but one in particular stands out – insurance. By adopting mobile technology and the gig economy, insurance companies can reduce costs and improve the drastically increase the customer experience.
With WeGoLook, insurers can immediately expand their coverage nationwide, with a team of remote workers ready to complete tasks in real time. In this sense, embracing on-demand digital worker platforms like WeGoLook can help enterprise clients fill employment gaps and supplement their current workforces.
Job notifications are automatically sent to local Lookers who are certified to complete the task at hand.
These workers are deployed on-demand with innovative mobile technology within the same day of ordering. What once took several days, now takes mere hours to complete.
All data is captured, documented, and submitted within a secure mobile application, eliminating the need for inefficient form completion and mailing.
Not only that, but the WeGoLook platform can be customized and white-labeled to offer an extension of service and preserve brand identity.
Crawford & Co. Acquires Majority Interest in WeGoLook
This model is so popular that many of the insurance industry leaders are taking notice.
Atlanta-based Crawford & Co has recognized the relevance of the B2B gig workforce, with the acquisition of a majority interest in WeGoLook in January 2017.
As one of the largest independent providers of claims management solutions worldwide, Crawford & Co. has established global brand recognition and client relationships.
Crawford & Co. stated that the investment in WeGoLook would help the company “automate and expedite the claim handling process.” With such a vast mobile workforce of Lookers to conduct property and automotive inspections, WeGoLook is positioned to be a tremendous asset.
This strategic partnership will enable both companies to supplement workforces and continue to drive innovation.
“We are excited about our new partnership as Crawford’s global brand recognition and client relationships will be invaluable as we grow our business,” says Robin Smith, CEO of WeGoLook. “I could not be more excited with what the future holds, and I remain committed to the combined company.”