5 Tips on How to Communicate Better on the Job

Relationships fail because partners don’t communicate, and work opportunities can go the same way. Take our advice and focus on improving your communication skills, you can only succeed from there!

  1. 1. HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Attitude is everything! If you are open to learning with a positive attitude, you are more likely to be asked back to a work opportunity. People will want to be around you if you’re smiling and enjoying your work. Encourage others, work as a team when needed, and let your supervisors know that you’re appreciative of them!

  1. 2. STAY PROFESSIONAL

While it’s tempting to talk about your weekend on the shop floor, keep that for your break time. Particularly when speaking with supervisors, stay professional and respectful at all times. Make an intentional effort to show respect and you’ll be respected back.

  1. 3. LISTEN EFFECTIVELY

Supervisors need a job done, but they need it done well. Make sure you are listening to instructions, and don’t be afraid to ask questions if something isn’t clear. Listening is a practiced skill, and will greatly improve your relationships outside of work, too.

  1. 4. BE OPEN TO FEEDBACK

You were purposively selected for a work opportunity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn on the job. Know that constructive criticism is to help you grow, and always be willing to learn something new or improve a skill. If you want to go above and beyond, specifically ask for feedback!

  1. 5. PAY ATTENTION TO NON-VERBALS

Oftentimes, your non-verbal communication gives away more than your words. Non-verbals include posture, facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, and anything you do with your body. Make sure to be noticing how you hold yourself during your interactions with supervisors.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

So, you’re heading to work today! Now that you’ve been given an opportunity with a business, you want to build a good relationship with them. Maybe your op is for a day or maybe it’s for a week, but you never know what the future holds. You may want to work for them in the future, and you definitely want to keep your 5 star rating on the Veryable app so your other work opportunities can increase. How are you using your communication on the job to make sure you represent yourself well?

Online Platforms Growing On-Demand Labor

Online Growth

Veryable offers a marketplace for on-demand labor that allows businesses and workers to connect. This use of a digital platform is similar to companies such as Uber, where a service is provided on-demand. According to the McKinsey Global Institute’s report, discussed in our previous blog, around 15% of independent workers have used an online platform to find work, but this number is growing. The benefits of using a digital shared labor pool are endless. The MGI survey gives us a few concrete examples of the benefits of an online platform.  

How will the market change now that the digital world is expanding?

Instantaneous

The internet allows companies and workers to explore work opportunities at the touch of a button. This connection is available, at any time, to any person, meaning that online platforms provide a larger reach. Veryable is available to anyone with a smartphone. Currently, we have work opportunities in DFW, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and are expanding to west Texas and more. Have you downloaded it yet?

An online platform allows for real-time information. This increases efficiency and ability to match a business’s needs with a worker’s skills. You can input your skills in the app and keep your experience updated and relevant. Businesses can post for work opportunities in advance, or even for the next day. On-demand truly means any time.

Low Risk

The medium of an app can allow for a building of trust and relationships. Through online reviews of both businesses and workers, credibility is established through ratings and feedback from past experiences. Risk from both sides is low, especially through Veryable. On-demand labor allows for the length of work opportunities to be determined by the business, and for the worker to decide if they want to work that long before they bid. Ultimately, this builds an established labor pool of trusted workers for businesses. These labor pools consist of workers who have a proven track record of doing well at a particular business, and the business will invite them back consistently.

Low Cost

The cost for all parties involved is low. Veryable, as an online platform, only asks users for three prerequisites – a background check, tax forms, and bank information so you can get paid. There is no cost for users to explore and bid on work opportunities. Simply create a profile and have instant access to the platform. Businesses experience lower costs than using staffing agencies, including several other benefits we discuss here. Ultimately, everything is done online. Veryable is a solely online marketplace for work and business needs – no storefront required.

All you need is a smart phone and yourself, so get started today! Download Veryable from the App Store on Apple devices and the Google Play store on Android devices. If you have a business interested in what Veryable can offer, contact businesses@veryableops.com for more information. 

Why Independent Workers Are Taking Over The World

Millions of people around the world are waving goodbye to the traditional cubicle work life and saying hello to independent work. In a 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), we can explore the numbers and the reasons why so many people are making the switch.

Why are millions of people defying the norm of a full-time office job? Recent research shows that “independent work” is increasing within the working-age population. MGI’s 2016 global survey showed that up to 30 percent of the working-age population earn income through independent work. Veryable offers employment in this category as on-demand labor, where operators get to choose what work opportunities to bid on.

On-demand labor offers freedom and flexibility to the worker. The autonomy experienced with on-demand labor is one of the key reasons millions of people have been joining this labor pool. This allows for individuals to manage their personal work-life balance in the way you prefer. Operators choose the work and hours they want, and get paid quickly. Short-term opportunities offer an opportunity for workers to break up the mundane and gain experience with several different businesses.

Better yet, this kind of work is truly for everyone and anyone. The MGI survey reports that this workforce is incredibly diverse in terms of age, gender, education, and income level. You have a place here.

Although people choose on-demand labor for different reasons, the study reveals that those who choose to earn their primary living as an independent worker are highly satisfied with their work. Not ready to commit to the lifestyle? The study also reports that those who are classified in the casual earner category, meaning they supplement their primary income with this kind of work, are also more satisfied than those with traditional jobs. Higher satisfaction includes categories such as overall work life, hours worked, independence, atmosphere, empowerment, creativity, flexible hours, and recognition.

With a wide variety of viable choices of work opportunities on Veryable’s online platform, job satisfaction will only continue to rise. Using an on-demand labor model such as Veryable could allow you to earn the supplemental income you’ve been hoping to improve your finances. Additionally, the study reveals that millions of workers in traditional jobs desire to make the switch to independent work. What’s holding you back?

If you want to join the millions of people already in the on-demand labor pool, Veryable is the place to be for manufacturing, logistics, and warehouse work. Download the app on your iPhone or Android device by registering at www.veryableops.com. For more information on the McKinsey Global Institute’s survey, view their report here