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How Employers Can Use Gig Workers

Leveraging on-demand workforces gives your business the ability to be flexible during times of high demand.

"How can my company best leverage the growing power of the crowd, particularly on-demand workforces in the age of the gig economy?" - WeGoLook Enterprise Customer

Believe it or not, we get this question a lot. Although the growing popularity of the gig economy and it's increasing relevance in our lives is undeniable, it's applicability to business processes remains somewhat elusive.

The business-to-business niche within the gig economy is growing at breakneck speed; some even argue faster than the original rise of the gig economy itself, which began as peer-to-peer.

Indeed, a recent study from Jobshop noted that almost one-third of employers expect to use gig workers in their business over the next five years. They believe this because employers acknowledge that leveraging the gig economy will speed up recruitment processes, give them access to a global workforce, and ultimately reduce staffing costs.

Yes, businesses understand they will need to use the awesome power of the gig worker, but how?

How can gig workers, on-demand workforces, and 'the crowd,' plug into your enterprise's business practices? Let's take a closer look.

B2B Gig Economy: Financial Institutions

WeGoLook provides asset verification and data verification services for enterprises and individuals globally. Our on-demand workers, what we call 'Lookers,' are dispatched on behalf of clients to perform a variety of tasks. Once completed, comprehensive reports are filed via innovative smartphone technology, which is immediately screened by WeGoLook's quality assurance department. Once this process is completed, reports are sent to clients. 

These reports contain data requested by the clients, photos, videos, technical details, and various other data points.

At WeGoLook, our on-demand workforce of over 30,000 is of significant value to a number of large enterprise clients, particularly financial institutions.

For instance, financial institutions use our services to verify client assets before providing secured personal loans. Think of a home equity line of credit, where a bank must verify that physical property or land exists. Instead of using full-time employees, or managing a diverse array of contractors across the U.S., many of our clients are choosing to plug seamlessly into WeGoLook's on-demand workforce to dispatch our specialists.

Or, we see an increasing interest by financial institutions to dispatch WeGoLook Looker's who are notary's to verify and notarize financial documents of all sorts.

B2B Gig Economy: Insurance Carriers

Given our expertise in data collection and verification, insurance carriers are the most logical partnership for our on-demand workforce.

Insurance carriers use WeGoLook's services to augment their current field personnel who can verify damage, collect data when a vehicle accident occurs, or verify real estate for property insurance.

Further, during a period of surging demand, such as natural disasters, insurance carriers can leverage the gig economy to supplement their full-time workforce to continue satisfying customer demand.

This leads to faster turnaround times for carriers and their policyholders, ultimately saving money for our clients.

B2B Gig Economy: Inspection Specialists

WeGoLook has access to thousands of asset verification specialists. Our Lookers travel to locations across North America to verify assets on behalf of our individual and enterprise clients. 

Much of this work can be classified as falling into the category of inspection services. This can be property, vehicle, heavy machinery, or marine inspections.

As such, WeGoLook's workforce integrates seamlessly into larger inspection firms who require flexible workforces across the U.S. and Canada. These workers can be dispatched at the swipe of a smartphone.

B2B Gig Economy: General Benefits

If the above weren't enough, here are some more general benefits of on-demand workforces we at WeGoLook provide to our various enterprise clients:

  • Cover short-term or emergency projects without hiring full-time staff.
  • Reduce training costs by hiring gig workers who are already professionals in their line of work.
  • Leveraging on-demand workforces gives your business the ability to be flexible during times of high demand.
  • Gig workers can be used to perform miscellaneous tasks and secondary duties that are leveled on your full-time employees.
  • Using on-demand workers gives you access to a talent pool of qualified experts that may not be available in-house.
  • Reduce the need to have employees on-location - reducing office space costs, insurance premiums, and HR budgets.

And much more!

Clearly there are many important entry-points for your business into the world of the gig economy. Did we miss anything? How can an on-demand workforce supplement or replace your business processes? 

Feel free to contact us for more details. As you can tell, we love talking gig workers!