If you aren’t getting many bids on your Ops, there are a few ways to fix this. You can post more one or two day Ops, increase the pay offered, shorten the work hours, be more detailed in your description, or post piecework Ops.
Post more one-day or two-day Ops
When you post shorter duration Ops, you give more Operators the chance to bid on them. This is because you cast a wider net. Our data shows that Ops shorter than eight days in duration have the highest attendance rate. This makes sense because it aligns more closely with the intended use of Veryable, which is matching the labor to the work in real-time.
For example, if you plan to post Ops for Monday through Friday, instead of posting that as one continuous Op that someone must commit to for the entire week, you should post that as multiple one-day Ops. This would give the chance for someone who was busy on Wednesday to bid on Thursday and Friday, whereas if the Op you posted was for the whole week, they wouldn’t have been able to bid on any days.
Increase the pay offered
Workers want more pay the same way gravity pulls things to the ground. It’s just a fact of life. In a marketplace like Veryable, workers have many options for where they work, so the amount of pay offered can be a deciding factor in how many Operators will bid on your Op.
Shorten the work hours of each Op
When you shorten the work hours of each Op, you are breaking up the work across more Operators. This will allow you to bring in more Operators each day while accomplishing the same amount of work you needed done. This builds your labor pool faster by introducing you to more workers who you might want to add.
Add detail to the description
Sometimes the description of an Op can cause less people to bid on it. If there is not enough information, the Operator doesn’t know what they’re committing to. Most Operators want to be sure they’ll do the work correctly and don’t want to commit to something that isn’t going to be a good fit. You can help them do this by clearly explaining what the Operator will be doing in your facility, for how long, where to show up, and what they need to bring to be successful.
Post piecework Ops
Piecework is another way of paying Operators that is based on how much work they get done. Unlike hourly pay, piecework incentivizes productivity because the worker will be paid for each unit of work instead of based on how long they stay there.
This means a worker can finish more and be paid more, or they can finish a set amount faster and go home sooner. And it benefits your business because the labor cost per unit stays the same, so you won’t end up paying for unproductive time.