Overtime pay in a tight labor market – there’s a better way!

The US economy is currently experiencing larger growth than it has seen in a long time – the unemployment rate is 4.1%, Q1 US GDP is expected to hit 3%, and consumer confidence has reached the highest levels in 14 years.

The manufacturing sector is also pacing this growth – manufacturing productivity is expected to hit 3% in 2018, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

Labor and economic booms

All of this is great news for businesses and consumers – but economic booms can bring unexpected challenges. Specifically, growth can create constraints in the labor market – it becomes more expensive to attract employees, more expensive to maintain current workforce with larger incentives, and attrition within companies can accelerate as long-time workers jump ship for higher pay somewhere else.

These circumstances lead to an offer that is becoming all too common in hiring processes – offering overtime pay as an incentive for joining a company. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overtime hours for non-management employees in manufacturing are at the highest levels in 18 years, averaging 4.8 hours per employee. The listings are out there, and your company may even be offering it now – “position includes benefits and overtime pay!”.

Overtime was never designed to be an added benefit, and frankly, is being offered as an incentive by those who are not responsible for operational performance first hand.

Operations leaders know that overtime pay decreases productivity, drives workforce dissatisfaction, impacts profitability, and quickly becomes an entitlement that can be hard to unwind over the long run. The good fortune of operating in an economic upswing should not simply be forfeited as a means to attract talent.

The Veryable solution

At Veryable, we believe the opportunity of an economic boom should never be wasted – and the benefits of operating in one can be accelerated by creating an on-demand labor pool. Businesses now have the ability to post an Op in real time, and match labor force to the exact required output from increased demand. No more staff augmentation, no more long-term contracts, and no more weathering the re-hiring process. Most importantly, no more increases in overtime pay: post Ops when your workforce reaches capacity and bring in Veryable to reduce the backlog and work the additional hours. Add capacity to your current shifts and decrease it if/when demand and backlog decline. The best part: select your “favorite” Operators to come back when the need arises. The Veryable platform has thousands of operators with a range of skillsets and experience for all manufacturing environments.

Seize the opportunity to thrive in a high-performance economy, and Veryable can help you make the most of it!

For more information about Veryable on-demand labor for manufacturing and warehouse applications, please view our website at: www.yourlaborpool.com or www.veryableops.com.

Happy Texas Independence Day!

For the proudest of Texans, March 2 is the most important day of the year. On this day we celebrate Texas Independence Day! Veryable is so proud to be able to provide so many work opportunities to our Texan operators and connect with so many businesses in the great state of Texas. We thought we would share a little bit of the history of how Texas became forever independent 182 years ago.

The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed at Washington-on-the-Brazos, now commonly referred to as the “birthplace of Texas.” Similar to the United States Declaration of Independence, this document focused on the rights of citizens to “life” and “liberty” but with an emphasis on the “property of the citizen.”

The Texas Declaration of Independence was issued during a revolution against the Mexican government that began in October 1835 following a series of government edicts including dissolution of state legislatures, disarmament of state militias, and abolition of the Constitution of 1824.

By December 1835, Texans (Anglo-American settlers) and Tejanos (Texans of mixed Mexican and Indian descent) captured the town of San Antonio. Two months later, on February 23, 1836, Mexican troops under General Antonio López de Santa Anna arrived in San Antonio to retake the city. Although Sam Houston ordered Texans to abandon San Antonio, a group of rebels decided to defend the town and make their stand at an abandoned Spanish mission, the Alamo.

For twelve days, Mexican forces laid siege to the Alamo. On March 6, four days after Texas declared independence, Mexican troops scaled the mission’s walls; 183 defenders were killed, including several Mexicans who had fought for Texas independence, and their oil-soaked bodies were set on fire outside the Alamo. The Republic of Texas won its independence on April 21, 1836, with a final battle along the San Jacinto River.

If you wan’t to be part of our 5,000 team of Operators in Texas, join our Veryable Platform TODAY! Download our mobile App from our website: www.veryableops.com.  You can also download directly from the Apple store or Google Play, or complete our Web Form if you’re away from your phone. Then make sure you’ve already completed your pre-reqs (including filling out you bank information), and you’re all set to begin to work! For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Veryable recruiting team at (214) 310-0424.

Five Reasons to Love Manufacturing

There are so many reasons to love manufacturing. We thought it would be a good idea to share some of our favorite things we love about this industry:

1. Constantly Changing

A lot of industries don’t shift their trajectories very often; but not manufacturing. There’s always something new, something exciting, and something awesome in the works. In fact, today the implementation of advanced technologies in manufacturing has brought change that would have been unimaginable just a decade ago resulting in increased speed, customization, precision, and efficiency. This just means we should be thankful for manufacturing making our lives easier each day.

2. Provides Work

The manufacturing industry accounts for nearly 9 percent of the American workforce. That means a lot of lives depend on the industry. It’s great news, then, that the unemployment rate within the industry is at a historic low point, and that manufacturers continue to look for workers throughout the country. That’s why at Veryable, we decided to make it easier for you and provide you with an App where you can find lots of work opportunities available for you to choose and start working as soon as possible! Once you sign up with Veryable, we make sure to always have work available for you.

3. The Economy Depends On It

The manufacturing industry doesn’t just support the people who work in the industry, but it is also the backbone of the American and international economies. According to statistics, Manufacturers contributed more than $2.2 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2016, and for every dollar spent within the industry, another $1.81 is added to the economy. Manufacturing has such a great impact on the economy with something called the “multiplier effect.” That is, the wages from manufacturing workers are re-spent in other parts of the economy this is because many industries (especially service industries) depend on goods produced through manufacturing.

4. Provides Work Satisfaction

Work satisfaction is the sense of fulfillment and pride people feel when they enjoy their work and perform it well. One of the challenges that a lot of industries face is keeping people motivated and satisfied doing their work; but this is certainly not the case with manufacturing. A study on job satisfaction in the manufacturing industry was looked at the job satisfaction level of the workers in the organization and various factors involved in it. The results of the study showed that the majority of the workers in the manufacturing industry felt work satisfaction when given the appropriate work conditions and safe environment. From our personal experience with our Operators, we can definitely confirm their work satisfaction when they’ve found work with Veryable. We’ve heard from many of our Operators that one of the many reasons they choose Veryable is because they have the ability to work doing what they love!

5. It’s For Everyone

The manufacturing industry has got to be one of the most inclusive sectors of the economy. Nearly 30 percent of the workforce is made up of women, and that number is rising. Today, manufacturing businesses don’t really have a preference in what they look for, and the majority focus on looking for ways to attract hard working people whether it’s women, young professionals, veterans, older generations, or pretty much any one with the required skills who is willing to hop into the industry. That’s why at Veryable, we don’t even require experience in the field. We have work opportunities for all levels of experience and for ANYONE who has the motivation and will to start making money with us!

If you’re convinced by the many reasons why you should be working in the manufacturing industry, then sign up with Veryable today. Download the mobile App from our website: www.veryableops.com.  You can also download directly from the Apple store or Google Play, or complete our Web Form if you’re away from your phone.  For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Veryable recruiting team at (214) 310-0424.

 

Veryable: a better alternative

One of the most common questions we get asked: “is Veryable a staffing agency?” So glad you asked! The short answer is NO. Let me tell you what sets Veryable apart from a staffing agency: our technology, our flexibility, better pay, and independent contractors.

OUR TECHNOLOGY

Veryable is the first on-demand labor service smartphone app specifically designed for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. We aim to transform an antiquated and inefficient labor market by creating a real-time marketplace for manufacturing and warehouse work. We intend to generate countless work opportunities for the labor force, and unshackle companies to grow their businesses without the burden of labor capacity constraints. Our app allows you to connect with companies who are looking for skilled workers like you in a faster way. Based on your skillset and not your resume or past job titles, you will be able to stand out and have a greater chance of being chosen by these companies. Unlike many staffing agencies, our technology the process of finding work and beginning to work can be done right away, there’s no need to wait days or weeks to get started.

FLEXIBILITY

Veryable’s focus is to give you the freedom of choice.  This means when you work with Veryable, you become an independent worker…allowing you to take charge of your career. In contrast to a staffing agency who places you at a specific job, we are not going to tell you when or where to work…YOU make the decision. With Veryable YOU are in charge of choosing where you want to work that’s why we provide you with a variety of work opportunities from different businesses which allows you to have the freedom of choice (You will never get bored doing the “same ole work”!).

BETTER PAY

One of our benefits is quick pay.  Working with Veryable means your payments are processed each day you complete your work and your money will hit your bank account within two-business days. Another benefit is that YOU keep all your money.  As you probably know a lot of staffing agencies take a percentage of your salary. With Veryable, you won’t EVER have this problem, because we don’t take any of your money.  You do the work, and it ALL goes straight to YOUR bank account.

Bottom line, Veryable is the solution to the evolution of the workforce for businesses and allows workers to capture the skills needed to get work done in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace. That is why many people are finding there’s no reason not to join the Veryable on-demand workforce. With Veryable you won’t ever think of reaching out to a staffing agency as you’ll realize how our values align much better with your needs. To learn more on how our Operators are benefitting from Veryable check out our previous blog post.

If you want to stay away from staffing agencies and their hassles, become a Veryable Operator TODAY and start enjoying our benefits! You can get started today by downloading the mobile App from our website: www.veryableops.com.  You can also download directly from the Apple store or Google Play, or complete our Web Form if you’re away from your phone.  For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Veryable recruiting team at (214) 310-0424.

 

 

Advantages of Manufacturing

Have you ever wondered where your phone or the computer from which you’re reading this post ever come from? The answer: it’s all thanks to manufacturing. Manufacturing provides the foundation for many kinds of innovations and is very much intertwined with the research and development that often result in innovations that improve our standard of living. Although some people might say that manufacturing jobs are dead, the truth is that the manufacturing industry is actually growing. Last year’s U.S. manufacturing GDP was $2.2T, the highest ever recorded, and since 2010, over 800,000 manufacturing jobs have been added.  Other statistics show:

-For every job held in manufacturing, 2.91 jobs are created in another sector

-Every dollar spent on manufacturing equates to $1.37 contributed to the economy overall

-One in every six jobs in the U.S. is a manufacturing position

There is no doubt that the manufacturing industry helps support the global and national economies, as well as individuals and families by creating many jobs for Americans and supporting many other jobs in the economy.

What are the benefits?

So besides providing people with work opportunities, and helping boost the nation’s economy, something that really attracts workers to get into manufacturing is simply just the type of work.

Manufacturing workers claim they “like seeing things come together,” and that it’s rewarding to participate in the manufacturing process from start to finish. Being able to be part of the process creating something and seeing the final product produces a rewarding feeling for workers. Some workers seek jobs with a specific manufacturer because they like the product:they see it as an opportunity to build stuff they are passionate about. These workers feel a sense of pride by being able to not only to use their own hands but also their brain to produce something that others will use and appreciate. Many like knowing there’s a chance to walk into a store some day and see the actual product they helped to create with their own hands and knowing that this product can actually make a difference for someone.

At Veryable we understand all the benefits that attract our operators and that’s why we always want to offer them more opportunities to get involved in manufacturing. If you want to get involved in the manufacturing industry, and you believe you would be a good fit, join our Veryable team and become an operator today by downloading the mobile App from our website: www.veryableops.com.  You can also download directly from the Apple store or Google Play or complete our Web Form if you’re away from your phone.  For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Veryable recruiting team at (214) 310-0424.

How are people succeeding with Veryable?

The rise of on-demand work is booming and growing by the day. Companies love it and are enjoying its benefit. On demand labor reduces many costs for companies, and saves their time by providing them with the ability to connect with skilled workers in a faster way.

Not only are companies benefiting from on-demand labor, but workers are too. People are tired of having to spend numerous hours of their day looking for a job just to end up in one that requires them to work long hours with little flexibility, perform repetitive tasks, and get little to no recognition for the quality of their work. This is why Veryable has successfully created a win-win solution for both businesses and operators.

Why do Operators choose Veryable?

What is it that attracts Veryable operators the most? Think about it this way: Veryable is providing you with the ability to choose where you want to work, how many hours you want to work, and when you want to work. This allows you to have total flexibility to create your own schedule and maintain your work/life balance.

We’ve all been there… having to work long hours for a job that you don’t even enjoy and feeling attached to the same company for years. With Veryable, operators don’t have to deal with situations like this. You don’t want to work for the same company every day and do the same type of work? No problem. You have the ability to bid on different ops with different companies each day! As a Veryable Operator you are not constrained to any specific company or type of work.

A lot of companies will ask for experience because most people tend to associate more experience with being best suited for the job. At Veryable, we understand this isn’t always the case. That’s why all of our operators have a chance to bid on any Op and there are work opportunities for everyone, no matter what level of experience you have! With Veryable you can develop these skills on-the-job and continue to gain experience and build your skill sets.

Goodbye to Old-School Ways

Nowadays most people carry smartphones in their pockets, so having a mobile App like Veryable allows you to search for work opportunities at any time by simply scrolling through your phone. This makes searching for work so much easier and less tedious (because we know how that can be). Veryable hands you the opportunities, and it’s up to you to choose the one that meets your needs and wants.

No one likes to be desperately waiting for pay day either, so that’s why Veryable pays you immediately after your work is complete. Our operators feel gratified knowing they will receive their payment right after doing their job. Veryable operators start earning money in four simple steps: 1) they Bid on the op, 2) get accepted for the Op, 3) show up to the company and do the work, and 4) get paid the same day. Our operators are making the most out of the benefits that Veryable provides them and they love the concept! Many claim it’s “too good to be true.”

If you want to become a Veryable Operator and start enjoying these benefits, you can get started today by downloading the mobile App from our website: www.veryableops.com.  You can also download directly from the Apple store or Google Play or complete our Web Form if you’re away from your phone.  For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Veryable recruiting team at (214) 310-0424.

Veryable for Businesses:
Capacity at the Click of a Button

Businesses today face numerous challenges with adding capacity to their operation. They need a solution that can get capable, vetted workers inserted into their operation as soon as possible.

That’s exactly what we’ve built at Veryable.

With our technology, we provide businesses with an on demand solution that’s easy to use, flexible, and meets the needs of the ever-changing environment. Unlike other on-demand solutions, Veryable connects your business directly with capable operators through our unique technology platform.

Simple Interface

With Veryable, we’ve developed a simple process to connect you and your work opportunities to a capable labor force. All it takes is a few moments to input the details and your work is posted. Need flexibility in dates, start times, or type of work? No problem. Our technology allows you to manage that yourself. Unsure if you will need one or more operators? Easy, you can select and adjust whether you want multiple operators for a single opportunity.

Timely Notifications

Veryable operators and businesses are connected in way that’s never been done. Once your work is posted, our operator pool is immediately notified that new work is available. Within minutes, you will receive bids from up to hundreds of interested operators. Our platform provides real-time notification so you are aware of the bidding activity and can act quickly.

Operator Pool

Vetting candidates for work is an extremely time consuming process. With Veryable, our technology enables businesses to move quickly through this process by housing it within our platform. We’ve integrated background checks, tax information, etc. directly into our ecosystem, automating the submission and retrieval of this information. Using our apps, operators input all their profile information, experience, and skills upfront before being activated.

Reviewing the list of interested operators is as easy since its presented in real-time in your dashboard. Want to learn more about each operator? No problem. Just click on the operator’s name and get their full Veryable resume. Not seeing the right match for your work? Just click on the entire operator pool and invite anyone that looks right for you.  The invitations will be sent directly to the operator and let them know of your interest.

Work Approval & Payment

As a business, you can spend countless hours managing invoices – who to pay, when, and how much. With Veryable, we have a streamlined the work approval and payment process into our technology. We handle the payment transactions all within our platform so you’re not burdened with any payroll complexities.

We, Veryable, have streamlined the process of getting quality workers to your doorstep so you can grow your business without unnecessary cost and complexity. If you’d like to signup, go to company.veryableops.com to get started today. For any questions, please reach out to us on the Veryable Business Support Line (214)-530-2336.

Veryable is Live in Dallas-Fort Worth!

The first on-demand labor service specifically designed for manufacturing and supply chain is now live in the DFW!  Any interested operators or businesses are encouraged to sign up through our homepage at www.veryableops.com.

Mission

Veryable’s mission is to transform an antiquated and inefficient labor market by creating a real-time marketplace for manufacturing and warehouse work.  We intend to generate countless work opportunities for the labor force and unshackle companies to grow their businesses without the burden of labor capacity constraints.  The on-demand economy and user friendly apps are the vehicles by which we make this market click.


Benefits to Businesses

Businesses are encouraged to sign up for free and explore the opportunities afforded to them with on-demand labor.  Use cases vary from addressing production outliers/issues to scaling quick to meet uncertain demand to building in labor productivity through offering piece work “Ops”.  The potential benefits to businesses run the gamut:

Revenue Growth – zero cost to scale, infinite flexible capacity
Lower Administrative Burdens – no onboarding/training/benefits costs
Cost Structure Improvements – potentially >50% of labor cost per unit output


Benefits to Workers

Workers, aka Operators, are also encouraged to sign up for free and browse Ops in their area.  The on-demand economy presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to revitalize the manufacturing labor force and put money in people’s pockets.

Flexibility – work when you want to, where you want to, no long-term work obligations
Higher Income – perform good work, receive positive ratings, and win as much work as you want
Opportunities – you’re never unemployed as long as you have the Veryable App


Explore Veryable

Please visit the following links or contact us directly to learn more about how you can get the most out of Veryable:

Homepage: www.veryableops.com

Business Sign Up: veryable-company
Business Support Line: (682) 325-9677
Business FAQ: veryableops.com/businesses-faq

Operator Sign Up: appstore.com/veryable
Operator Support Line: (806) 416-WORK
Operator FAQ: veryableops.com/operators-faq

Email: howdy@veryableops.com